May 8, 2020

Seward Line Sampling to Maintain Research Streak

The University of Alaska’s research vessel, the Sikuliaq, in Seward on Monday, May 4, 2020. (Sarah Spanos/University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the annual research cruise will continue uninterrupted along the Gulf of Alaska’s Seward line. The University of Alaska’s research vessel Sikuliaq set sail out of Seward on Monday, May 4. Researcher Russ Hopcroft talks about the special preparations that have been made to ensure safe operations amidst global health concerns. Hopcroft spoke with Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove about the Sikuliaq’s 2020 sailing. Listen here: