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Alaska Sea Grant News

UAF student wins Knauss fellowship

July 18, 2018

Amy Kirkham, a University of Alaska Fairbanks doctoral student, will start a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in Washington, D.C. next year. The prestigious fellowship is administered by Sea Grant, a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and universities in 33 states and U.S. territories. Alaska Sea Grant nominated Kirkhan for the fellowship.…

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Beluga whale research captures spotlight

July 18, 2018

Kim Ovitz’s research on beluga whales on the Kenai Peninsula has received international attention recently. Through her Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship, Ovitz has been observing belugas whales at the mouth and lower reaches of the Kenai River. Aside from monitoring, Ovitz has also been using qualitative research methods to document local knowledge of marine…

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Antibacterial coating may boost seafood industry

June 28, 2018

A research project underway this summer in Kodiak has the potential to boost the Dungeness crab industry, valued at an average of $9 million per year in Alaska. Katherine Rubio is testing the antibacterial effect of chitosan as an edible film on cooked Dungeness crab products. She is an Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute intern working in the science labs at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.

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Alaska Sea Grant director candidates present their visions for the program

June 21, 2018

Two candidates interviewing for the Alaska Sea Grant director position are giving public presentations this week on their vision for the future of Sea Grant in Alaska. Glenn Haight, executive director of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Board of Fisheries, will give a web-broadcast talk from Anchorage on Thursday, June 21, at 11:15 am. Heather…

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