Scientists to set sail in search of Bering Sea’s stormy past


The research vessel Sikuliaq sails in Alaska’s Resurrection Bay in July 2020. The ship is homeported in Seward. The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences operates the Sikuliaq. The National Science Foundation owns the ship. Photo by Sarah Spanos

A team of scientists will soon head to the Aleutian Islands aboard the research vessel Sikuliaq on a voyage to reconstruct the region’s ancient history of powerful storms.

Little is known about the Bering Sea’s long-ago record of extreme weather and the factors that drove it.

“Learning about the past is the only way to confront the future effectively,” said associate professor Chris Maio

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