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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

little girl in life jacked presenting a starfish to the camera

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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Melissa Good

Melissa Good Mariculture Specialist, Kodiak (907) 486-1517 Contact Melissa Bio page Marine Advisory Program Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center 118 Trident Way Kodiak, AK 99615 Melissa Good Focus Mariculture Education M.S. Marine Biology. 2010. University of Alaska Fairbanks B.S. (Honors) Natural Resource Management. 2008. University of Alaska Fairbanks Experience Actively working as the Alaska…

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