New study expands Alaska's continental shelf

Sonar data from an Arctic mapping mission aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy this past summer suggests the continental shelf off Alaska might extend farther out than previously thought. The new information was released today by the Joint Hydrographic Center, a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of New Hampshire.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC