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Final #KAMSS sessions 1pm - 3pm today!

Today at #KAMSS we're getting crabby! Join us 9-11am for sessions on king, snow and Tanner crabs presented by scientists from @NOAAFisheries and ADF&G.

#KAMSS #seagrant #science #marinescience

Tonight at KAMSS 6pm: Invited speaker Dr. Natalia Ruppert shares "23 January 2018 magnitude 7.9 Offshore Kodiak earthquake: What we learned and ongoing studies"

Today at the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium, "Eyes on Marine Birds and Mammals." #KAMSS #seagrant #science #marinescience

#KAMSS Session 2 starts at 1pm. Talks address harmful algal blooms, PSP and saxitoxins. Info on how to join and listen here:

The Kodiak Marine Science Symposium posters are now online. View them here:

#KAMSS Session 1 is underway! Molly Odell of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is sharing now about Alutiiq fish traps, including stone and wooden stake traps and weirs. Join and listen:

KAMSS Session 1 is starting at 9am! First up is Mike Litzow @NOAAFisheries presenting "Ocean climate and Gulf of Alaska salmon: where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?" Full schedule here:

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium starts tonight!
5:30 welcome, 6:00 keynote address "Heatwave impacts on Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod." Restration and schedule here:

The Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium is next week! Learn about the latest marine science happening in Kodiak. Online, free and open to the public:

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Man with medical mask, Alaska Sea Grant logo and text COVID-19 webinar

COVID-19 safety webinar for commercial fishing operations and seafood processors

March 26, 2021

As Alaska gears up for another fishing season in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Sea Grant is ready to assist seafood processors and commercial fishing operations with accessing and understanding current safety operations guidance and mandates. On April 28 from 12–2pm, Alaska Sea Grant will host a webinar “Federal and State guidance…

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Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival

New Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival in May

March 26, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant is holding the first Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival from May 17–20, hosted online with specials and promotions in several coastal communities around the state. Join us each evening for informative presentations, videos, and demonstrations all about oysters and seaweed in Alaska. Leading up to the event and during the week of…

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Improving sea ice forecasts for safer subsistence harvests

March 25, 2021

Alaska Native people have lived along the coasts of the Chukchi and Bering seas in northwest Alaska for thousands of years. The rich bounty of the ocean, including marine mammals, fish and birds, has sustained these communities, not only feeding them, but also shaping their traditions, culture, identity and health. The Pacific walrus is an…

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Alaska Sea Grant employees and 'join our team, now hiring education specialist'

Now hiring: Education Specialist

March 18, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting for an Education Specialist. This is a 9-month full-time, term University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) faculty position to be based in an Alaska rural coastal community such as, but not limited to, Bethel, Dillingham, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, or Valdez. The education specialist will create, deliver, and assess educational materials…

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