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UAF takes delivery of Research Vessel Sikuliaq

June 6, 2014

R/V Sikuliaq leaving Sturgeon Bay The Research Vessel Sikuliaq now officially exists after years of being just an idea, a proposal and a construction contract. The R/V Sikuliaq, pronounced "see-KOO-lee-ack," is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Full Story

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