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Nominations Open for 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Nominations Open for 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Alaska SeaLife Center Public Service Announcement – The Alaska SeaLife Center established the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards to give recognition to those who have made significant contributions to ocean sciences, education, and resource management in Alaska. Nominations for the 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards are open now through December 8, 2014. To be awarded at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium […]

November 8, 2014 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – September 2014

September marked the arrival of autumn in the Kenai Fjords area with relatively mild conditions including warmer than normal temperatures, slightly above-normal precipitation and no significant wind events. Daytime high temperatures remained in the 50s and 60s (degrees F) with a maximum high of 69 degrees F reached on September 7th. Nighttime lows were well above freezing on most nights, […]

November 5, 2014 ·
FREEzing Winter Wednesdays begin November 5

FREEzing Winter Wednesdays begin November 5

    Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – November 3, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) invites Alaska residents to FREEzing Wednesdays. During winter months, Alaskans receive free general admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center every Wednesday, November 5, 2014 through February 25, 2015. Alaska residents must present valid I.D. for admission. Kids under 12 must […]

November 3, 2014 ·

Seward Alternative Energy Fair Art Contest

Calling All Student Artists! The Seward Alternative Energy Group announces their first Alternative Energy Art Contest. This contest is open to students K-12 and the artwork should include images and/or themes that show the residents of Seward utilizing clean energy and alternative energy resources (biomass, geothermal, “small” hydro, sun, and wind). Submissions must be on 8 ½ x 11 or […]

October 31, 2014 ·
Seeking Out Silver: A Radio Telemetry Study on the Resurrection River

Seeking Out Silver: A Radio Telemetry Study on the Resurrection River

Biologists from both Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Parks have nearly completed their field season investigating silver (coho) salmon in the upper Resurrection River system.  Resurrection Bay drainages produce one of the state’s largest coho salmon sport fisheries, which is supported by a combination of hatchery-reared and wild stocks.  Because wild Resurrection River coho salmon must migrate through this […]

October 23, 2014 ·
“Blood Moon” tonight

“Blood Moon” tonight

With clear skies, the second total lunar eclipse of the year should be visible from Seward.  The lunar eclipse will start at 12:45 A.M. and become total at 2:30. The eclipse will complete at 3:30 AM.. The “blood phase” will only be visible for approximately 10 minutes. What is a “blood moon”?  According to Sky and Telescope a blood moon is when, instead […]

October 7, 2014 ·

NIEHS and Environmental Health Disparities in Alaska

Free teleconference: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Join Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Toxicology Program (NTP) for an update on NIEHS priorities, challenges, and current initiatives and to hear her reflections on her recent visit to Alaska communities. Dr. Birnbaum traveled to St. Lawrence Island and other […]

September 30, 2014 ·
Harbor seal pup release postponed

Harbor seal pup release postponed

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s release of Gobi, the harbor seal pup rescued near Resurrection Bay Seafoods on Lowell Point Road, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. There has been a slight turn in Gobi’s health, but ASLC staff are highly optimistic that it is temporary. The new release date will be announced later. Keep checking the ASLC Facebook […]

September 18, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pup in Seward September 19

Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pup in Seward September 19

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – September 16, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the release of a female Pacific harbor seal pup on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. We cordially invite the public and media to observe this exciting and memorable event. What: Harbor Seal Release When: Friday, September […]

September 16, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Welcomes Sea Otter to I.Sea.U

Alaska SeaLife Center Welcomes Sea Otter to I.Sea.U

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – September 11, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) transferred a female sea otter pup to its I.Sea.U this week. Visitors to the Center can watch the activities of the otter and its care- givers through viewing windows near the Discovery Touch Pool. The pup, now a healthy 10-pound, 2-month old […]

September 12, 2014 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – August 2014

The six month run of below-average monthly precipitation came to an end in August when the Seward airport received more precipitation in one month than it did from February-July 2014 combined. Most of this precipitation occurred early in the month when storms delivered impressive amounts of rain, particularly on August 8th when daily totals ranged from 1.59 inches at the Seward […]

September 11, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Name of Steller Sea Lion Pup

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Name of Steller Sea Lion Pup

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Alaska SeaLife Center’s male Steller sea lion pup Forrest.  Forrest, born on July 20, 2014, is the first male Steller sea lion to be born in North American collections since the 1980s. Photos taken on September 5, 2014 from his public debut at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

September 11, 2014 ·
FEMA Announces New Flood Maps, Hears from Lowell Pointers

FEMA Announces New Flood Maps, Hears from Lowell Pointers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   At an open house/informational meeting in Seward on Tuesday, September 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) displayed and explained new flood-hazard maps of the Seward waterfront from Lowell Point around to the industrial center at Fourth of July Creek. Based on new LIDAR (light detection and ranging) mapping of the topography and […]

September 11, 2014 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – July 2014

July 2014 proved to be another warmer-than-normal and drier-than-normal-month in the Kenai Fjords area. Daily high temperatures ranged from 60 degrees F to 76 degrees F with a total of five days above 70 degrees F. Measurable precipitation was recorded on 12 days with more than half the total rainfall occurring on one day, July 9th. Winds were relatively calm […]

August 25, 2014 ·

July 30 Teleconference – Aamjiwnaang: A culture in shock with Ron Plain

Wednesday, July 30, 9:00 am – 10:00 am Join this free one-hour teleconference to hear how residents of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, an Aanishinaabek community located near Canada’s “Chemical Valley” near Sarnia, Ontario have been exposed to a range of harmful pollutants from the 63 petrochemical refineries that surround it. The community has an alarmingly low number of baby boys being […]

July 28, 2014 ·
Artist Ray Troll to Receive Ocean Ambassador Award

Artist Ray Troll to Receive Ocean Ambassador Award

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release –  Seward, AK – July 23, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce Alaskan artist Ray Troll as recipient of the 2014 Ocean Ambassador Award as part of the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. The Ocean Ambassador Award was created to recognize an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions in […]

July 25, 2014 ·
Art Of Pollination

Art Of Pollination

In honor of National Pollinator Week, Chugach Arts Council has published its 2nd annual edition of a  beautiful book of art.  Artists from around Alaska and the U.S. contributed to make this a stunning tribute to one of our most valuable and fascinating resources, our pollinators.  Art can inspire and  inform as well as illustrate.  Conservation and awareness are key […]

July 25, 2014 ·
16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run Supports Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program

16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run Supports Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – July 23, 2014 –The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 2. The fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been a busy year for the stranding program, admitting one spotted seal, two sea otter […]

July 24, 2014 ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

July 21, 2014 ·
Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release  Seward, AK – July 17, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently caring for three young adult sea otters rescued through its Wildlife Response Program. All three otters were rescued from Homer, AK on separate dates: MoJoe in June 2010, Agnes in April 2013, and Aurora in September 2013. All were originally stranded […]

July 17, 2014 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – May 2014

Unseasonably warm and dry conditions persisted throughout the month of May providing an early start to the upcoming summer season. Both daytime and nighttime average monthly temperatures were above normal for the month and resulted in a new record high average monthly temperature of 50.9 degrees F, exceeding the previous record high May temperature of 50.6 degrees F set in […]

June 27, 2014 ·

Fukushima: A View from the Ocean with Ken Buesseler (Teleconference)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM More than three years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan, questions remain about how much radioactive material has been released and how widely and quickly it is dispersing across the Pacific Ocean. Join Ken Buesseler, director of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity at the Woods Hole […]

June 17, 2014 ·
Art of Conservation, Our Oceans

Art of Conservation, Our Oceans

Just in time for World Oceans Day, Chugach Arts Council has published a beautiful book of art.  Artists from around Alaska and the U.S. contributed to make this a stunning tribute to one of our most spectacular and vibrant resources, the oceans.  Art can inspire and  inform as well as illustrate.  Conservation and awareness are key to protecting the  vitality […]

June 5, 2014 ·
Finding Bethany, author Glen Klinkhart book signing June 6

Finding Bethany, author Glen Klinkhart book signing June 6

Adults and teens are invited to complete their June 6 First Friday art walk at the Seward Community Library Museum, where author and former Anchorage Police Department Detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author […]

June 3, 2014 ·