Science

Self portrait of the artist Ray Troll pondering the buzz shark's mysteries. HZ

Summer of Sharks exhibit combines art, science, and one man’s obsession

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – An Alaskan artist’s quest to finally solve the mysteries of an incredible, prehistoric Helicoprion resembling a big shark with whorl teeth has resulted not only in some solid scientific answers, but in an awe-inspiring, rather artsy, fun yet scientific traveling exhibit now on display at the Alaska Sea Life Center. The center held a […]

April 23, 2015 ·
SeaLife Summer Festival

SeaLife Summer Festival

Join the Alaska SeaLife Center for the first ever SeaLife Summer Festival and Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration! The Center will be hosting daytime activities on the ASLC plaza and adjoining property, featuring free live music and arts and crafts vendors. Our ticketed fundraising event starts at 6:30 pm with a Sustainable Seafood Appetizer Showdown, exclusive access to the new exhibit, meet-and-greet […]

April 23, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Beachwalkers & Birders Wanted for a COASST Training Session May 3

Beachwalkers & Birders Wanted for a COASST Training Session May 3

 

April 17, 2015 ·
Summer of Sharks begins at the Alaska SeaLife Center!

Summer of Sharks begins at the Alaska SeaLife Center!

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, Alaska (April 15, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) opens its doors officially to the Summer of Sharks this Friday, April 17th. Headlining the season is the Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago exhibit on loan from the Idaho Museum of Natural History in collaboration with artist Ray Troll. Areas around the […]

April 15, 2015 ·
Ray Troll comes to the Alaska SeaLife Center

Ray Troll comes to the Alaska SeaLife Center

By Dot Bardarson – The Sea Life Center is mounting a show that changes seasonally.  This year they chose the shark as the subject.  Ricky Deel, the center’s Exhibit designer, has put together an impressive display room using the artistic talents of Ray Troll from Ketchikan. Ray has spent his artistic life studying anything aquatic.  He presents fishy things as […]

April 10, 2015 ·
Family Science Night at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Family Science Night at the Alaska SeaLife Center

April 10, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Announces New Science Director

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces New Science Director

Alaska SeaLife Center News Release – Seward, Alaska (April 7, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Markus Horning as Science Director effective July 13, 2015. He will succeed Dr. Tuula Hollmén who has chosen to return to a full time research position at the Center following five years as Science Director. […]

April 7, 2015 ·
Spring Creek lagoon at SMIC being dredged by the city and  subcontractor. Here it's down to about nine feet. Heidi Zemach photo.

Lagoon sludge removal off to a roaring good start

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Merrell Bros, a national biosolids management corporation, recently worked at the City of Seward’s passive wastewater lagoon near the Spring Creek Correctional Center, de-watering, mixing and removing wastewater sludge material. They’re working with the city and Emerald Alaska, a subcontractor to dredge the lagoon six days a week, 24 hours a day, focusing first […]

April 6, 2015 ·
Pet First Aid Classes this Month

Pet First Aid Classes this Month

SOS Pets is hosting two Pet First Aid Classes this month.  Learn how to safely deal with some of the accidents and illnesses your dog or cat may encounter. Tuesday, April 21 OR Wednesday, April 29th 6:00—7:30 pm at the Seward Library Community Room $10 donation per person For ages 12 years and up. Please, do not bring your pets to […]

April 4, 2015 ·
Common Murre Die Off Along Waterfront

Common Murre Die Off Along Waterfront

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – If you’ve walked Seward waterfronts lately, you might have come across the carcasses of common murres or you might have spotted bald eagles feasting on them. There’s been a lot of the carcasses spotted, and people are calling in, said Dr. Carrie Goertz, a staff veterinarian at Alaska SeaLife Center who also helps manage the […]

April 2, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Endowment Fund

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Endowment Fund

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, Alaska (March 18, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to announce the creation of the Alaska SeaLife Center Endowment Fund. A Board of Directors member, who wishes to remain anonymous, has donated stock establishing an endowment fund with the Alaska Community Foundation (ACF). The Alaska SeaLife Center Endowment Fund will […]

March 19, 2015 ·
Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage

Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage

News Release Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alaska Department of Fish & Game. March 17, 2015 Contact: Scott Michaelis, AWCC Cathie Harms, ADF&G 952-836-7719; scott@alaskawildlife.org – (907) 987-6111; cathie.harms@alaska.gov Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage The next step in bringing Wood bison back to the wilds of Alaska is here. Starting Sunday, March 22, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will […]

March 17, 2015 ·
Family Science Night This Friday

Family Science Night This Friday

This free event is open to all ages.

March 17, 2015 ·

Alaska should learn from Kodiak’s energy independence

A forward from Seward Alternative Energy Group Source: Alaska Dispatch News – Opinion Comment by Carey Restino http://www.adn.com/article/20150315/alaska-should-learn-kodiaks-energy-independence At the recent meeting of leaders from around southwest Alaska, there was much conversation about the need for affordable energy in rural Alaska. In fact, that’s pretty much led every conversation in every meeting in rural Alaska when more than a few […]

March 16, 2015 ·
Master of Research Vessel Sikuliaq Michael J. Hoshlyk sits at the joystick helm. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Sikuliaq Tour Reveals Details

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The day before R/V Sikuliaq’s ceremonial commissioning in Seward on Saturday, March 7, Master and Captain Michael J. Hoshlyk and Associate Dean of UAF Graduate School Dr. Michael A. Castellini conducted tours of the newest ship in the US academic research fleet. Beyond their obvious pride and pleasure at having such a sophisticated platform […]

March 11, 2015 ·
Two SHS Students Headed to Juneau for Week of Civic Engagement

Two SHS Students Headed to Juneau for Week of Civic Engagement

Alaska Center for the Environment News Release – The annual Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) Civics & Conservation Summit is a youth leadership training that brings teens from diverse regions of the state together to build skills in civic action, issue analysis, advocacy and statewide leadership through high-impact civic engagement lessons. In addition to the training, the youth delegates […]

March 5, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Mourns Loss of Steller Sea Lion

Alaska SeaLife Center Mourns Loss of Steller Sea Lion

Alaska SeaLife Center News Release – Seward, Alaska (March 5, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is saddened to announce the loss of Sugar, a 21-year-old female Steller sea lion. Despite efforts of ASLC Animal Care and Veterinary staff, Sugar was humanely euthanized after complications with bone degeneration on March 4. As a result of Sugar’s mature age, veterinarians […]

March 5, 2015 ·
Kenai Change Workshop at Kenai Peninsula College March 28

Kenai Change Workshop at Kenai Peninsula College March 28

For more information, visit http://kenaichange.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/kenaichange/timeline.  

March 2, 2015 ·

Freshwater springs found beneath the face of Columbia Glacier

Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council Press Release – Researchers working with the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council have found what are believed to be the first documented freshwater springs at the base of a tidewater glacier in Alaska. This investigation was conducted by the Prince William Sound Science Center in support of ongoing Council research focused […]

February 17, 2015 ·
Reared red king crab from Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery survive well when released into the wild

Reared red king crab from Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery survive well when released into the wild

Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology (AKCRRAB) February News Flash – Trident Basin, near Kodiak, is now home to a group of hatchery-reared red king crab. NOAA researchers Chris Long, Pete Cummiskey, and Eric Munk released 11,250 crab into experimental plots in August 2014, and have tracked their survival and movement. The released juveniles were reared at the Alutiiq Pride […]

February 12, 2015 ·
Family Science Night tomorrow at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Family Science Night tomorrow at the Alaska SeaLife Center

February 10, 2015 ·
High school scientists document impacts of sea ice melt in Arctic

High school scientists document impacts of sea ice melt in Arctic

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nineteen teams representing some of the best and brightest students from across Alaska came together at Seward High School February 6-8 to compete, and learn from one another about the many effects of the melting sea ice in the Arctic that accompanies Global Climate Change. The 18th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl’s Alaska Region […]

February 10, 2015 ·
R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

  Join the University of Alaska Fairbanks as they celebrate the homecoming of the R/V Sikuliaq in Seward: March 6: Ship tours, 1-4:30 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 7: Commissioning ceremony and reception, 11 a.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) Ship tours, noon-5 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 8: Ship tours, 1-4 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey […]

February 2, 2015 ·