The current pandemic is impacting not only the country’s economy and healthcare industry, but also children’s social and educational opportunities. Recognizing this, Alaska Sea Grant’s Sunny Rice set out to adapt the Petersburg Summer Science Camp, using electronic communications in place of normal in-person gathering. Science kits were provided by the Petersburg Public Library for…Read More
A salmon life cycle model developed by Alaska Sea Grant-supported researchers will predict how salmon populations in Alaska may fare as freshwater ecosystems change. The model will be online, allowing anyone to run it with various climate scenarios.Read More
The 10th Dockside Discovery Day was coordinated by Melissa Good from the Alaska Sea Grant program, and she spent the day teaching Unalaska students and viewers from across the country about local marine life, fisheries, and more.Read More
Alaska’s mariculture industry laid off employees after COVID-19 health mandates sharply reduced revenue, according to a new Alaska Sea Grant survey.Read More
Alaska Sea Grant–funded researcher Sherry Tamone held a virtual lecture this month as part of the Petersburg Science Series, on her research in crab species in Southeast and the effect that warming sea temperatures has on their molt timing. The series is organized by the local Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.Read More
An online presentation for Petersburg’s Science Series will focus on some of the shrimp and crab species of Southeast Alaska in changing ocean conditions. The science series is put on by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, Petersburg Public Library, and Petersburg Marine Mammal Center.Read More
Erosion is eating away the coastline by Dillingham’s sewage lagoon. The city council held a meeting with contract engineers to discuss options for the lagoon before it’s too late. Alaska Sea Grant’s Gabe Dunham has studied the coastline by the lagoon since 2016. In a project with Alaska Sea Grant, Dunham and three other scientists installed three transects, including a camera, to measure how much land is being lost.Read More
Federal and university scientists, including Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield, are trying to better understand why some birds and marine mammals have been unable to find enough food, and whether toxic algae blooms — increasing as the water warms — could have contributed or caused some of the die-offs.Read More
Rick Thoman came to Nome to give different groups an idea of what to expect in weather this fall and winter.
He began with a recap of last spring and summer for the group attending the Strait Science session, a program sponsored by UAF Northwest Campus and Alaska Sea Grant.
A collaborative project with the University of Washington Tacoma, NCCOS, the University of Alaska and Alaska Sea Grant aims to develop two lab-based quantitative molecular methods for detection and counting of Alexandrium catenella resting cysts in sediment from the Gulf of Maine, Washington (Puget Sound), and Alaska (Kodiak and Kachemak Bay). The project will develop a target-specific DNA probe for a fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) assay.Read More