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Recent news releases

Shoreline monitoring in Goodnews Bay, Alaska, will help residents map changes

Children with monitoring equipment

18 July 2016

If a storm wreaks havoc on coastal Goodnews Bay, Alaska, new research by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists may help the town qualify for relief funding. Efforts to link local perspectives with monitored shoreline changes will vastly improve the understanding of the region’s coastal evolution.

Pacific marine mammal guide wins three awards

Pacific marine mammal guide

28 June 2016

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific, written by Kate Wynne, has won recognition from the National Outdoor Book Awards, the National Association of Government Communicators, and Communications Concepts.

UAF students receive marine policy fellowships in DC

Kelly Cates

17 June 2016

Two University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate students will head to Washington, DC, next year to learn about marine policy through the 2017 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

Research will map risk of invasive aquatic weeds in Alaska

elodea in slough

15 June 2016

Alaska lakes and sloughs are at risk for being invaded by a waterweed called elodea that can interfere with salmon spawning and deplete lake nutrients. New research aims to identify where elodea is likely to spread and to evaluate future management options.

Pollock fishermen may struggle to maintain catch numbers as oceans change

pollock in tote

10 June 2016

Observing changes in how fishermen catch pollock may help shape future fisheries policies and regulations.

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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.