Sikuliaq, Nome, AK, July 2015

According to researcher Mary Beth Decker, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has been recording jellyfish numbers in the Bering Sea for the last 40 years using their trawls. In recent years, the population has spiked, and researchers know that they have impacts on the ecosystem, because they feed on things that fish eat. But the question is: what is the extent of their impact?

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Kawerak's GED program graduates received their diplomas during the 2018 UAF Northwest Campus commencement ceremony. Photo used with permission from Kawerak,Inc. (2018)

As Northwest Campus offers unique classes and programs that are significant to the region, the commencement also featured two students who became certified in High Latitude Range Management related to reindeer herding, and six are now certified Nurse Aides. Six graduates received their associate degrees along with 15 students from Western Alaska who completed their general education diplomas (GEDs).

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