Science

January 23 teleconference: The Toll of Alaska’s Coal – Health Impacts of Coal Export

Wednesday, January 23, 9:00 am to 10:00 am At every stage – from mining, transportation, combustion, and disposal – coal  development threatens human health, air quality, and water quality. Learn more Presenters will discuss: Current coal mining proposals in Alaska; The adverse health effects of inhaling diesel particulate matter and […]

Workers install the City viewing platform (Heidi Zemach photo)

Scheffler Creek viewing decks installed

By Heidi Zemach (with assistance from a SCN article by Carol Griswold)   Two viewing decks were installed Tuesday afternoon along the banks of Scheffler Creek, near the Small Boat Harbor. They represent the culmination of a two-year multi-agency project coordinated by the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance to protect the creek, its […]

Oil Spill Advisory Council Coming To Seward

Oil Spill Advisory Council Coming To Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward residents will have the opportunity to play a part in an oil spill prevention and cleanup planning process, and to meet the citizens from Alaska’s coastal communities who were also impacted by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, and who are still working to see […]

Civil Air Patrol 2012 Arctic Challenge

Civil Air Patrol 2012 Arctic Challenge

After an intense eight days of physical and emotional challenges, four Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Seward Composite Squadron graduated from the 2012 Arctic Challenge. The encampment, held at Fort Richardson, was very similar to a military boot camp. Cadets were awakened at 5:00am to the sounds of whistles […]

New Fish Passage Culvert in Questa Woods

New Fish Passage Culvert in Questa Woods

On July 5th and 6th Metco Inc. completed the installation of a special “fish passage” culvert on Timber Drive at the south end of the Questa Wood subdivision. Metco Inc. and Tom Gillespie’s crew did a great job of installing the new culvert and minimizing the disturbance to the creek. About […]

Weed Awareness Week

Weed Awareness Week

June 24th-30th is Weed Awareness Week. Why should you care? Invasive plants have the ability to outcompete native vegetation in a variety of ways such as an increased frost tolerance, swift germination, affixation of nitrogen or ability to increase salt content in soils, allelopathic properties (releasing chemicals from roots to […]

Beluga Survives First Week at ASLC

Beluga Survives First Week at ASLC

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The young male Beluga whale calf that was rescued from the shore near the Diamond O fish cannery in remote South Naknek near Bristol Bay last Monday, having become separated from his mother during a storm, has been getting expert round-the-clock attention at the Alaska […]

ASLC Spotlight on Science Seminar Series:

ASLC Spotlight on Science Seminar Series:

Presents:  Survival estimates of juvenile Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska 2005-2011 Seminar Speaker:  John Maniscalco, Alaska SeaLife Center When:  Wednesday, June 27th Time:  2-3pm Where:  Alaska SeaLife Center, Bear Mt. Conference Room Free Seminar, Everyone Welcome! Steller sea lions in much of Alaska were listed as endangered […]

ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar Series:

ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar Series:

Presents:  Migratory Shorebirds of Northern Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Date:  Monday, May 14th, 2012 Time:  12-1pm  (Brown Bag Lunch) Where:  Alaska SeaLife Center,  Research Theater Seminar Speaker:  Sadie E.G. Ulman, Alaska SeaLife Center Free Seminar, Everyone Welcome! Chickaloon Flats is a tidal mudflat on Turnagain Arm, and a valuable area […]

SEWARD IN 50

This is the first of five articles about the challenges and changes that are likely headed our way in the next fifty years. It’s also about what the people of Seward want their community to be in fifty years, and how do we get there. Readers are invited to respond […]

Spotlight on Science Seminar Series:

Spotlight on Science Seminar Series:

Presents:    Plastic Debris As a Source of Contaminants in the Alaska Marine Environment   Guest Speaker:  John M. Kennish PhD When:  Friday, April 20, 2012  12-1pm (Brown Bag Lunch) Where:  Alaska SeaLife Center Free seminar, everyone welcome! Marine debris accumulated from around the world has been the focus of […]

Alaska Ocean Film Festival

Saturday March 24th at the 7pm Rae building The rescheduled 2012 Alaska Ocean Film Festival washes ashore at the Rae Building on Saturday March 24th. Showtime is 7pm. Elude sea monsters in Holland, canoe from Valdez to Whittier, and more in this action packed evening of ocean shorts. (Tickets are […]

Keeping Ahead of the Bears

Keeping Ahead of the Bears

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News  While bears hibernated in the mountains peacefully unaware, a gathering of humans met Tuesday evening in downtown Seward to discuss how to change their behavior and our own. Having made it through another wild summer of bear-human interactions, the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance […]

Transient Juvenile Steller Sea Lion Studies

Transient Juvenile Steller Sea Lion Studies

    The captive juveniles permit NMFS 14335  Part Two: By Heidi Zemach for SCN    The Alaska SeaLife Center has been temporarily housing and studying five wild “transient” juvenile Steller sea lions captured by divers near haulouts in Resurrection Bay and Prince William Sound They are the latest subjects to […]

Exciting Research on Juvenile Sea Lions

Exciting Research on Juvenile Sea Lions

By Heidi Zemach for SCN A group of researchers and divers from the Alaska SeaLife Center had another great adventure October 18-25th capturing juvenile Steller sea lions near their haul outs in Resurrection Bay and an area in north Prince William Sound. The five juvenile sea lions captured are being […]