Annual Aleutian Life Forum kicks off

Unalaska celebrates ocean heritage, diversity

11 August 2005

Contact: Reid Brewer, Marine Advisory Agent, Unalaska, 907-581-4589, brewer@ims.uaf.edu
NR: SG-2005/NB033

Unalaska, Alaska—Unalaska will host researchers, students, and government agencies in the first Aleutian Life Forum August 16-20. The forum will be an annual event whose mission is to celebrate and encourage understanding of the diversity of life in the Aleutian Islands. Marine Advisory Agent Reid Brewer is organizing the event.

The three-day forum will feature numerous speakers, and end with a community festival including food, crafts, music and fun.

In response to the recent M/V Selendang Ayu oil spill, the forum will highlight the effects of oil on wildlife, fisheries, and the effects of oil on communities.

For more information visit www.aleutianlifeforum.org.