Stories about how we connect marine science with the lives of Alaskans.
Students coached by Alaska Sea Grant make good showing at Tsunami Bowl (2/18/2018) - Twenty-two teams from Alaska high schools faced off at a recent marine science competition in Seward. The students presented papers and answered challenging questions in front of scientists as part of the annual Alaska Tsunami Bowl.
Director wins marine outreach award (2/8/2018) - Alaska Sea Grant's director wins the Alaska Ocean Leadership Award for outstanding achievement in marine outreach and education.
Community taps skills and humor to highlight marine safety (2/8/2018) - Forty residents in Cordova, Alaska, displayed their cold water safety skills during the annual Iceworm Survival Suit Races. Watch the races on video!
Why are Pacific cod stocks crashing? (2/8/2018) - Kodiak researchers have launched a new study to help understand why the population of Pacific cod has taken a nosedive. The scientists, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, are collecting winter data on habitat use, diet and energetics of juvenile Pacific cod.
Scholarship supports women in science (1/26/2018) - La’Ona DeWilde, currently earning a PhD in environmental biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, chose her career because of her strong traditional belief in respecting animals and caring for the environment. She is getting some help from a scholarship designed to boost women in science. “The Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship has helped me…
Kodiak residents heed tsunami warning (1/25/2018) - Astrid Rose was fast asleep early Tuesday when a massive undersea earthquake jolted her out of bed. The Kodiak resident knew what was happening and started getting her family up and out the door. The 7.9 quake, centered about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, felt particularly strong and seemed to last forever. “It felt like…
Sea Grant invites proposals for aquaculture projects (1/19/2018) - Researchers are welcome to apply for grants to advance the aquaculture industry in Alaska and nationwide. The deadline for proposals is March 2, 2018. National Sea Grant expects to have available $7 million to $11.5 million over fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020 as part of the Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative.
State fellow joined dozens of scientists for Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Survey (1/19/2018) - Genevieve Johnson is five months into her yearlong fellowship with Alaska Sea Grant, working on chum salmon genetics and Arctic ecosystem research for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Professor Terry Johnson opens new chapter (1/18/2018) - After 26 years on the University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty, and a core player at Alaska Sea Grant, Marine Advisory Agent Terry Johnson retired in December 2017. He leaves behind a strong legacy of writing, editing and sharing his expertise in climate change, fisheries, marine recreation, tourism, seafood marketing and vessel operations and maintenance.
Don’t miss out on Sea Grant fellowships (1/18/2018) - Are you a graduate student studying science or marine policy? Are you interested in a unique professional opportunity to apply your academic knowledge in the workplace? Don’t miss out on upcoming fellowships to jump start your career. Deadlines are fast approaching for the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship and Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship.