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Biologists and Alaska Natives Equip Seals with Satellite Transmitters to Develop Management Strategy

8/31/2007 Biologists and Native hunters in the Alaskan village of Kotzebue, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are jointly developing a management strategy for bearded seal habitat. More

Matthew Henson: U.S. Arctic Explorer

8/28/2007 Matthew A. Henson, born in August 1866, accompanied Robert E. Peary on eight Arctic expeditions. He reached the North Pole first on April 6, 1909, planting the U.S. flag. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery More

ARMADA Teacher Aboard Coast Guard Icebreaker
Assists in Seafloor Charting

8/22/2007 Sam Fuerst, a Durham, N.C. high-school teacher, is aboard the USCGC Healy in the Arctic, helping to chart the seafloor in support of NOAA's Law of the Sea Mapping Program. Read his journals. More