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Alaska Sea Grant News

Can mushrooms replace Styrofoam and keep the oceans cleaner?

July 17, 2019

A University of Alaska Anchorage researcher who hopes to curb ocean pollution thinks fungi might have a useful role to play. Philippe Amstislavski, an associate professor of public health at UAA, is experimenting with using mushrooms to create biodegradable insulation, shipping material and other environmentally friendly products. Alaska Sea Grant, a partnership between the National…

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Unusual number of marine mammals found dead

July 16, 2019

Working with local subsistence experts, our Nome-based Marine Advisory agent Gay Sheffield has found many marine mammals dead in recent days. They include whales, walruses, and seals (mostly pups). Sheffield told the The Nome Nugget that while it is not unusual to find dead marine mammals once in a while, the number of dead animals found in…

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Urgent action needed in support of Alaska Sea Grant and the University of Alaska

July 2, 2019

We need you to contact your legislators now and tell them the University of Alaska and Alaska Sea Grant are worth fighting for! As someone who supports the work of Alaska Sea Grant and the university, you have likely heard by now that Alaska’s governor intends to slash the state’s funding to the university by…

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Local and traditional knowledge included in Bering Sea Management Plan

July 1, 2019

With assistance from Alaska Sea Grant, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council recently adopted what some are calling a groundbreaking ecosystem management plan for the Bering Sea that incorporates local and traditional knowledge. It’s the first time that local and traditional knowledge (LTK) has been formally taken into account in the regional council’s management plan…

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