University of Alaska scientists to present research at Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Conference
Date: March 2, 1999
ANCHORAGE, Alaska--March 23rd marks the tenth anniversary of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Researchers who have studied the impacts of the spill on the region's people and environment will present results of their work at an international conference in Anchorage, Alaska, March 23-26, 1999.
Among the hundreds of researchers will be scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Anchorage. They will present an array of research results on harbor seals, salmon, herring, sea otters, urchins, pigeon guillemots, river otters, and other species.
University of Alaska presentations will include:
Members of the media wishing to contact University of Alaska researchers may do so by contacting Doug Schneider, UAF Public Information Officer, at 907-474-7449 or by email at: FNDGS@uaf.edu.
Legacy of an Oil Spill: Ten Years After the Exxon Valdez, is a scientific symposium sponsored by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council and the Alaska Sea Grant College Program.
The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a marine research, education and outreach service headquartered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. It is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the state of Alaska and private industry.
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