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Alaska Sea Grant News

Water samples detect low levels of Fukushima-related contamination

March 13, 2019

A slightly elevated level of radioactive contamination connected to the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected in the northern Bering Sea. The level of cesium-137, a radioactive isotope, is extremely low and not considered a health concern, according to state epidemiologists. The sampling, conducted by residents of Saint Lawrence Island, documents the Fukushima plume’s northern…

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Kodiak agent works with tribes to keep residents safe from PSP

March 6, 2019

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is a significant concern in Alaska, where many residents harvest clams, mussels and other bivalves for food and recreation. PSP is of particular concern in the Kodiak region, where it is prevalent. Since 2012, Julie Matweyou, a Marine Advisory agent with Alaska Sea Grant, has been working with the communities of…

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Public comments sought for Alaska Sea Grant review

March 5, 2019

Alaska Sea Grant is preparing for a program review by a team convened by the National Sea Grant Program. The review will be conducted April 9–11, 2019, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and will consider all aspects of Alaska Sea Grant’s programs, including management and organization, performance, stakeholder engagement and collaborative activities, including those with…

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Marilyn Sigman honored for marine science outreach

March 1, 2019

Kudos to our marine education specialist Marilyn Sigman, who recently took home an Alaska Ocean Leadership Award at the Alaska Marine Gala in Anchorage. The award program is run by the Alaska SeaLife Center and covers five categories. Sigman won for marine science outreach, awarded to “a person, team or organization that has made an…

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