Category: Science

Energy and Seward

There is still a Preliminary Permit Application on file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a coal-fired power plant in Seward held by Tiqun Energy which is owned by Marc Marlow and Randy Hobbs. The RR did deny the developers proposed lease of RR land for this project several […]

Harbor Observation Station

Alaska SeaLife Center and Partners Launch Harbor Observation Station First in planned network will provide useful information for harbormaster, mariners Installation began this week on the first of what scientists hope will be a statewide network of stations that collect data on atmospheric and ocean conditions near Alaska’s harbors. The […]

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Nine out of 10 respondents participating in a recent telephone survey indicated they agreed that Seward needs a new library museum facility. “We consider this level of agreement to be very high,” said Donna Logan of the McDowell Group, an Alaska research firm that contacted 208 randomly selected Seward voters […]

Scholarships for Summer Camp Available

Two full scholarships for Seward and Moose Pass students, grades 6th to 11th, to attend science and engineering camp at UAA, are available. See www.seekalaska.org for more information and application. Deadline to apply for scholarship is 22 May 2009.  These scholarships are possible through the support of the Seward Community Foundation, […]

Puffin Mascot Naming Contest

Puffin Mascot Naming Contest

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Puffin Mascot Naming Contest The puffin has landed—but it’s still looking for a name. The Alaska SeaLife Center debuted its new puffin mascot at the Dena’ina Center on April 18th, and launched a contest to name the oversized seabird by May 13—just in time for Seward’s […]

Thanks, Alaskans!

Thanks, Alaskans!

The Alaska SeaLife Center would like to thank Alaskans for making our 10th anniversary a great year. After ten years building a solid foundation for our science, rehabilitation, and education programs, the SeaLife Center is now poised to help the community and decision makers better understand the health of our […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Iridology: How the Eyes Reveal Your Health and Your Personality -by Dorothy Hall   The eyes have it…… … an astounding key to understanding your health, emotional state and even your basic personality. Every part of the body, Dorothy Hall demonstrates, relates to a specific area of the iris, the […]

Bear Glacier Outburst Flood Surprises Local Kayakers

Local kayak guides were suprised when water in front of Bear Glacier south of Seward suddenly rose at least 5 feet in mid August.  An overflight of the area found a drained lake on the northeast side of the glacier.  Full details are found in the press release at: http://www.nps.gov/kefj/parknews/bear-glacier-outburst-flood.htm […]

Net Metering

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is accepting public comments for “net metering.” Net metering is an electricity policy for consumers who own, generally small, renewable energy facilities, such as wind or solar power. “Net”, in this context, is used in the sense of meaning “what remains after deductions” — in […]

Seward Student to Study Plight of Chesapeake Bay

Seward Student to Study Plight of Chesapeake Bay with World Renowned Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle To Work Alongside National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Students, Educators Will Investigate Efforts to Restore Chesapeake Bay and other Estuaries Research To Be Followed by Students and Teachers Across the World As Part of The JASON Project’s […]

Dandelion Festival a Success

Dandelion Festival a Success

The Alaska Dandelion Festival held last weekend at the Seward High School brought vendors & speakers from around the state and visitors from around the nation together.   This event provided a wonderful venue for the sharing of ideas on natural, healthy, simple living.  Natural personal care products made from Alaskan […]

Seward tsunami watch canceled

Seward tsunami watch canceled

Tsunami information provided by the West Coast, Alaska Tsunami Watch Center The Tsunami Warning and Watch are canceled for British Columbia and Alaska. A tsunami has been observed at the following sites: Hanasaki Japan 0.1m/0.3ft Kushiro Japan 0.1 m/0.3ft Ofunato Japan 0.06m/0.2 ft Kamaishi Japan 0.07m/0.2ft Miyako Japan 0.08m/ 0.26ft […]

Seward under a tsunami watch, Aleutians warned

Seward under a tsunami watch, Aleutians warned

Visit the West Coast, Alaska Tsunami Warning Center message page for locations of warnings, watches 2007/01/13 04:23:36 (UTC) Preliminary Magnitude: 8.2 Latitude: 46.7 Longitude: 154.4 Location: east of the Kuril Islands, Russia Visit the NOAA tsunami warning page for more information. Tsunami Watch and Warning Determination – Provided by the […]