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Chief Bosun Jim Kruger (front) works with Jason Kinyon and Lindsey Houska on the NOAA ship Rainier to prepare for the summer's first Arctic survey project, in Kotzebue Sound. Photo: Courtesy of NOAA

NOAA Survey Ships Depart For Arctic

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially launched its Arctic survey season in Alaska this week. Two research ships will set out from Kodiak to chart the underwater and shoreline topography of the Arctic Ocean.

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