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New bulletin for Alaska beachcombers on rights to marine mammal parts

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August 18

Have you come across beached marine mammal remains in Alaska, and wondered if you could legally take them home? A new publication makes it easy to understand who has rights to bones, teeth and other parts for subsistence or souvenir.

After sailing the world, marine ecosystems researcher returns to Kodiak

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August 15

After ten years of sailing the world and living down under, Mike Litzow has returned to Kodiak, Alaska, to work on several research projects. “Kodiak's position in the middle of the GOA shelf makes it a great place to do field work, and I'm looking forward to getting back to some hands-on biology,” he said.

UAF student wins fellowship in nation’s capital

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August 2

A UAF graduate student has received a prestigious fellowship in Washington, D.C., starting next year. Maggie Chan is studying for her Ph.D. at UAF in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. She is expected to graduate in December. Two months later, Chan will begin a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant.

Video captures extreme climate change in Alaska Native village

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July 31

Alaska’s coastal villages are experiencing some of the world’s most profound effects of a warming climate. Watch how one community is responding, with the help of Alaska Sea Grant.

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows starting jobs

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July 28

Five emerging scientists and policymakers—all women—are starting new fellowships this summer. The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows are beginning yearlong marine science positions in the next several weeks with agencies in Alaska.

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Notes from the Field

Diary of a National Ocean Sciences Bowl coach

Sunny Rice

October 2016

Each year, Alaska holds a regional competition as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Sunny Rice has co-coached the Petersburg NOSB team every year since 2009.

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