Alaska Sea Grant Newsroom
Recent news releases & blog posts
To mark its 50-year anniversary celebration, National Sea Grant featured several nationwide projects in a Research-to-Application highlight, among them Tony Gharrett’s 30-year research on Alaska pink salmon. The national program created a video animation outlining milestones of Gharrett’s studies.
About 40 hardy souls—including eight children under the age of 12—took the plunge in Cordova’s harbor earlier this month during the annual Iceworm Festival survival suit races.
Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield took part in a One Health exercise with international experts from tribes, government agencies, and academic and private sectors to address vulnerabilities in food systems. The One Health collaborative approach is especially pertinent in the Arctic, where people depend on natural resources for subsistence, including marine and terrestrial wildlife.
An Alaska Sea Grant research fellow addressed the Alaska Forum on the Environment this week about his work to connect Bristol Bay residents with tools to help them monitor shoreline erosion.
An interview with University of Washington anthropologist Margaret Willson about her new book on women, Iceland, and life at sea
Cultural anthropologist Margaret Willson, who will visit Alaska next week, spent her early years working on fishing boats in Oregon and in the South Pacific. Lately she has turned her attention to Iceland and its women who work at sea. Willson has a new book exploring the vivid lives of Icelandic women, past and present, and the fascinating society from which they hail. Willson took some time recently to speak with Alaska Sea Grant’s Paula Dobbyn about the origin of the book and also about her own former life at sea.
Notes from the Field
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.