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Gay Sheffield
MAP Agent

Associate Professor, UAF

Phone: 907.443.2397
Fax: 907.443.5602

Marine Advisory Program
400 East Front Street
Nome, AK 99762


Marine ecology, marine mammals, subsistence harvest of marine resources, foraging ecology and diet.



More than 20 years' experience as a marine mammal biologist working on multispecies marine mammal projects, often among coastal communities in western and northern Alaska, primarily in the Bering Strait region.


Selected publications

Other thoughts

The Bering Strait region is the crossroads of marine resources, cultures, countries, and opportunities!

Nome's Automated Identification System (AIS)

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