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Posts Tagged ‘Melissa Good’

The perfect storm: establishing a pilot farm in the Alaska Peninsula

underwater photo big green bull kelp blades

Learn about a collaborative effort to support seaweed mariculture development that involves constructing a pilot farm to investigate viability in new locations, and aims to develop the workforce by training interested stakeholders and students. The Sea Grant network has established a National Seaweed Hub to serve as a science-based, non-advocacy resource for the domestic seaweed and seaweed aquaculture industry. This collaboration provides a framework to share information, address challenges, identify needs, and find opportunities in this emerging industry.

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Unalaska uses teamwork and technology to save whales

aerial view of men in raft using pole to cut line from entangled whale

Humpback whale sightings are becoming increasingly common in Unalaska, and so are whale entanglements. In late October 2018, Alaska Sea Grant’s Melissa Good helped coordinate efforts to successfully free a humpback that had been caught in commercial fishing gear. Good is the regional lead responder for the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Network. She said…

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Investigating threats from invasive species in the Aleutians Islands

Some exciting science detective work is going on in the Aleutian Islands, home to 1,100 miles of remote marine habitat and some of the world’s richest fishing grounds. Because this sensitive region is vulnerable to the introduction of invasive and potentially harmful marine species, Alaska Sea Grant is participating in research to determine the threat…

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Science camp in Pribilofs honors Michelle Ridgway

St Paul Summer Science Camp 2018 participants.

Every summer, the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Ecosystem Conservation Office (ECO), with support from the Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association and the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association, hosts a week-long summer science camp on St. Paul Island for youth ages six to 15. The kids come from St. Paul and St. George…

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