Posts Tagged ‘Brenda Konar’

Alaska Sea Grant awards over $1 million for research

Rockfish in the hands of a person wearing orange fishing waders

Alaska Sea Grant has selected six research projects for funding during 2018–2020, with the majority of the work getting underway next month. The researchers will receive $1.3 million to study a diverse range of topics intended to help Alaskans understand, conserve and sustainably use the state’s rich marine and coastal resources.

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Glacier silt hinders establishment of kelp bed communities

diver working with equipment on seafloor

Kachemak Bay, Alaska—Long-term build up of silt from glacier melt is limiting growth and establishment of kelp beds in Kachemak Bay, according to an ongoing project by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers. Kelp beds form tall underwater forests that are an important habitat in Kachemak Bay near Homer. Large kelp beds serve as a nursery…

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