Alaska Sea Grant Newsroom
Recent news releases & blog posts
A new traveling exhibit will teach visitors how human communities have relied on the Aleutian Islands as a source of food and protection. “Underwater Forests of the Aleutians” will open at the Museum of the Aleutians in Unalaska on July 13, 2017. Visitors will learn about ecosystems in the coastal environments surrounding the Aleutians and how human communities depend on the resources that thrive there.
Thomas Farrugia’s university training, Knauss Fellowship in DC and other work have helped prepare him for a challenging and enjoyable fisheries management job. Read an interview with the UAF PhD candidate as he steps into a career on the other end of the globe.
Maggie Chan, graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will head to Washington, DC, next year as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. She is in a select group nominated by Sea Grant programs nationwide who will start their fellowships in February 2018, and continues the recent success of Knauss applicants from Alaska.
Whale entanglements in fishing gear are infrequent near Petersburg but when they happen the Petersburg Marine Mammal Center needs trained people to respond. On June 30, NOAA’s Ed Lyman helped build the response team by training nine people in large whale disentanglement response methods.
Camron Christofferson and Phil Ganz are paid summer interns at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Christofferson is studying treatments to rid fish of parasites, and Ganz communicates science to the public.
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.