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What caused 39 walruses to wash ashore dead in western Alaska?

close-up face of walrus

November 22

As investigators hunt for clues, tests show biotoxins in stomach contents and intestines of four walruses.

Alaska Sea Grant helps prevent seafood fraud

salmon in plastic box

November 22

Quentin Fong, Alaska Sea Grant’s seafood marketing specialist, is assisting federal efforts to crack down on seafood fraud. Scientists are developing a new method for matching protein to particular fish species to prevent mislabeling, a problem that affects millions of consumers.

International seafood technology conference to be held at Alaska resort

men and fish in seafood plant

November 17

Inventions and new research in seafood technology are the subject of an upcoming conference at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska, near Anchorage.

Alaska Sea Grant reviews its performance in new annual report

cover of Alaska Sea Grant annual report 2016–2017 with three researchers study

November 15

Alaska Sea Grant’s latest annual report is now available. The report captures many of the highlights of our work over the past year in research, education and outreach to benefit the people, economies and ecosystems of coastal Alaska.

Seaweed farming, robot-style

green remote underwater vehicle on workshop floor

November 6

An underwater robot with a custom-built arm may become a useful tool in seaweed farming, an emerging industry in Alaska. Alaska Sea Grant’s Gary Freitag designed and modified the seaweed-plucking arm to help our state’s aquaculture industry expand its reach.

All 2017 news releases

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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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