Enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska's marine and freshwater resources through research, outreach, and education


We are charged by Congress to conduct scientific research that enhances the wise use and conservation of our coastal and marine resources.

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Our outreach and technical assistance programs help Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.


Resources and professional development for K–12 educators. Public education and training in coastal communities. College student awards and fellowships.

Happy #IndependenceDay2022!

Alaska Sea Grant is pleased to be providing funding for this important project: https://uaf.edu/news/aurora-erosion-warriors.php

From our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK - The declining body size of North Atlantic right whales may have critical consequences for the future of the species. New research shows that smaller females produce fewer calves. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/smaller-female-north-atlantic-right-whales-have-fewer-calves-declining-body-size-may

We're accepting applications for an associate director to lead our research and fellowship programs.

Work in Alaska with leading scientists and practitioners in outreach, research, and education.

For more information and to apply, visit https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/519544/associate-director-alaska-sea-grant

Every day is #EarthDay at Alaska Sea Grant. Learn more about our #research, #education and #outreach to protect Alaska's coastal and marine resources: http://alaskaseagrant.org

AK commercial fishermen: we need your expertise! Take this quick survey to help us ID training and education needs of new commercial fishermen. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8RRB9DT

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Alaska Sea Grant News

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Tracking bird flu in Western Alaska

June 30, 2022

The United States is in the midst of a bird flu outbreak first detected in December 2021. Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield has been closely monitoring the situation in the Bering Strait region as part of her work as the Marine Advisory Program agent based in Nome. Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a disease…

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Intertidal drawing workshop brings coastal residents closer to nature

June 27, 2022

Homer artist Kim McNett helped Petersburg residents get up close and personal with life on the coast in mid-May, teaching them how to create a nature journal. After spending a week in the Petersburg elementary school as part of the Artist in the Schools residency program through the Alaska State Council on the Arts, McNett…

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Alaska Sea Grant Director elected Chair of Marine Debris Foundation Board

June 23, 2022

Alaska Sea Grant director, Ginny Eckert, was elected Chair of the Marine Debris Foundation Board. The nonprofit charitable foundation was authorized by the federal Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, which addresses the global crisis of plastic waste in our oceans.  Twelve individuals were appointed to the inaugural Board of Directors in April, and Eckert was…

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Five new Alaska Sea Grant research projects get underway

June 21, 2022

Work has begun on five research projects competitively selected for Alaska Sea Grant funding over the next two years. More than $500,000 will support research involving ocean environmental changes, Pacific salmon in the Arctic, fish responses to environmental change, seaweed cultivation, and sea otter-oyster farm interactions. The research will advance Alaska Sea Grant’s priority focus…

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