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Recent news releases

Burgeoning sea otter population in southern Southeast Alaska depletes commercial fishery species

sea otters

25 January 2016

Researchers are studying sea otter predation on commercially important invertebrates and the implications of increasing sea otter populations on fisheries in southern Southeast Alaska.

Coastal community specialist joins Alaska Sea Grant

Davin Holen

22 January 2016

Davin Holen is Alaska Sea Grant’s new coastal community resilience specialist. Holen will provide Alaska community residents with tools for hazard mitigation, economic resilience and climate change adaptation planning.

Applications open for Alaska Sea Grant State fellowships

men walking down hall

13 January 2016

Alaska Sea Grant is accepting fellowship applications from graduate students seeking experience in Alaska marine resources and policy.

Glacier silt hinders establishment of kelp bed communities

FishBiz website

12 January 2016

Long-term build up of silt from glacier melt is limiting growth and establishment of kelp beds in Kachemak Bay, according to an ongoing project by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers. 

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Notes from the Field

Missing whales in the Shumagin Islands

Bree Witteveen

October 2015

For Marine Mammal Specialist Bree Witteveen, a trip to the Shumagins usually means seeing an abundance of whales—but not this year.

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CoastWise Alaska radio stories

Audio news and information service of Alaska Sea Grant, offered as a public service to radio stations, schools, environmental groups, and others without charge. Note: CoastWise was discontinued in 2009, but radio transcripts and mp3 files are available online.

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Arctic Science Journeys

Interesting and informative programs about science, culture, and the environment of the circumpolar north. Note: ASJ was discontinued in 2005, but radio transcripts from 1996 to 2005 and audio files beginning in 1998 are available online.