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Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Birth of Steller Sea Lion Pup

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Birth of Steller Sea Lion Pup

PRESS RELEASE HERE

by · June 28, 2013 · 1 comment ·
King salmon smolt stocked in Lagoon

King salmon smolt stocked in Lagoon

Like silver dollars gushing from a slot machine jackpot, over 131,000 year-old King salmon smolt poured into the Lagoon today. The salmon fry were raised at the new Alaska Department of Fish and Game William Jack Hernandez Sports Fish Hatchery and trucked down from Anchorage in four 500 and two 750 gallon tanks. The predation began almost immediately as the […]

by · June 27, 2013 · 4 comments ·
GYRE: An Expedition and Exhibition

GYRE: An Expedition and Exhibition

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Some 16 ocean gyre expedition team members will gather in Seward later this week for a week-long research expedition aboard the R/V Norseman, beginning June 6th, to explore the impact of marine debris on various ecosystems. Together, the crew will explore, interpret, and collect the debris they find on beaches and in the ocean waters […]

by · June 5, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Mourns Stillborn Steller Sea Lion Pup

Alaska SeaLife Center Mourns Stillborn Steller Sea Lion Pup

by · May 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Sustainable Fishing Exhibit Makes Debut on World Oceans Day – June 8

Sustainable Fishing Exhibit Makes Debut on World Oceans Day – June 8

Seward, AK – May 20, 2013 – A new exhibit will open on June 8 at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. The exhibit, a 21-foot fishing boat which sits within a harbor scene, will highlight the importance and successes of sustainably managing Alaska’s fisheries. The grand opening will happen in conjunction with other scheduled activities and events at the […]

by · May 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

April 24 Teleconference – PFCs in the Arctic: Sources, Transport, and Health Effects for Fish, Wildlife, and People

Statewide teleconference,  Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pefluorinated compounds (PFCs) are synthetic chemicals used to make materials stain- and stick- resistant. They can be found in non-stick cookware, grease-resistant food packaging, water-resistant outerwear and shoes, stain-resistant home furnishings and other household products. PFCs are persistent organic pollutants that accumulate in the bodies of fish, wildlife, and people […]

by · April 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
2013 DaVinci Camp

2013 DaVinci Camp

  Questions Contact: Deb Bond, Director Seward Boys & Girls Club PO Box 247 Seward, AK  99664 907-224-7001 907-224-7077 (Fax) DBond@positiveplaceforkids.com

by · April 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar:

ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar:

Monday, April 22, 2013 is Earth Day! Join us for a seminar by our very own Conservation Department staff members. Monday, April 22, 2013 12-1pm (Brown Bag Lunch) Alaska SeaLife Center, Bear Mountain Conference Room Learn about our brand new citizen science websites and June’s GYRE project: We’ve just launched two new citizen science websites:  Alaska Corps of Coastal Observers(AkCCO) and BioMap […]

by · April 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Able Seaman/Tankerman Scholarship for Alaska Native Students

Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Able Seaman/Tankerman Scholarship for Alaska Native Students

AVTEC is accepting applications for two $2,000 scholarships funded by Crowley Maritime Corp. for Alaska Native stu…dents. The scholarships are for students who will attend AVTEC’s Able-Bodied Mariner Training Program in Seward. Scholarship winners will be able to use the awards for the next AB mariner training program “The Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarships will recognize students who demonstrate […]

by · March 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – February 2013

February was generally characterized by above normal temperatures and just slightly below normal precipitation. Although there was less monthly precipitation than the 30-year average, a trace or more of precipitation was recorded at the Seward airport 79% of days (22 out of 28 days). Winds were relatively calm with a monthly average wind speed of 7.3 mph. Over the course […]

by · March 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – January 2013

The New Year brought a change in winter weather as the cold, dry conditions experienced in early winter shifted to warmer, wetter conditions at the end of December and lasted throughout most of January. January’s slightly warmer than normal temperatures and precipitation combined to result in wet snow, sleet, and rain for most of the month. A short respite arrived […]

by · February 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Seminar:

Alaska SeaLife Center Seminar:

Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative:  Strategic Science Plan The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI LCC) is a self-directed partnership with a focus on applied science products. The ABSI LCC is in the process of developing a Strategic Science Plan to help guide its activities in the coming years.  The presentation will also provide […]

by · February 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Seward NOSB team suggests new approach to managing silvers

Seward NOSB team suggests new approach to managing silvers

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News   Seward High School’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl team, “Don’t Say No to Coho,” produced an interesting original research paper and oral report for the competition that explores some ideas about coho, and the health of Resurrection Bay that not many people in the area are thinking or talking about. They looked into […]

by · February 16, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Giant Pacific Octomom at ASLC

Giant Pacific Octomom at ASLC

The Alaska Tsunami National Ocean Sciences Bowl is happening right now, and over the weekend at Seward High School. In honor of science nerds everywhere, I wanted you to know that another fascinating phenomenon is occurring right now at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Their Giant Pacific Octopus “Lulu” is pregnant; or rather this Octo-Mom is caring for hundreds, possibly thousands […]

by · February 8, 2013 · 1 comment ·

Busy Little School, Busy Little Town

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward High School and the town generally will be extremely busy over the next few days and this weekend, even if those sturdy yellow school busses have to drive through snow blizzards to get here. The Seward Seahawk Classic basketball tournament is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 7-9 at Seward High School. Meanwhile, the National […]

by · February 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

February 13 Teleconference – Toxic Chemicals in Your Home: New Study Shows Increase in Flame Retardants in Couches

Wednesday, February 13, 9:00 am – 10:00 am Free one-hour teleconference sponsored by the Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment. About the Call: A recent peer-reviewed study by Duke University tested over 100 polyurethane foam samples from couches across the U.S. and found that 85% contained potentially toxic or untested flame retardants. As these chemicals are released from our […]

by · January 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

February 6 Teleconference – Nurses in the Halls of Power: Nurse Advocacy for Safer Chemicals

Wednesday, February 6,  9:00 am – 10:00 am Free one-hour teleconference sponsored by the Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment. About the Call: Nurses are becoming increasingly engaged in environmental health issues including chemical policy reform. They are concerned about preventing diseases of environmental origin, but may lack the expertise to effectively advocate for change. Nurses that are both […]

by · January 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

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 coal dust – a significant risk for those communities along […]

by · January 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
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 banks, and fish habitat. The viewing decks are meant to […]

by · October 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
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 that it doesn’t happen again. The Prince William Sound Regional […]

by · September 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
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 and screaming flight commanders, and they endured challenging physical training […]

by · August 21, 2012 · 3 comments ·

Alaska SeaLife Center’s Science Seminar scheduled for August 9th is post-poned

The follow seminar will be re-scheduled for a later date.  We are sorry for the inconvenience! Monitoring Wildlife:  Walruses and Beluga When:  Thursday, August 9th Time:  12-1pm (Brown Bag Lunch) Where:  Bear Mountain Conference Room, Alaska SeaLife Center Seminar Speaker:   Lori Polasek, Ph.D.

by · August 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Alaska SeaLife Center’s Spotlight on Science Seminar Series Presents:

Alaska SeaLife Center’s Spotlight on Science Seminar Series Presents:

Monitoring Wildlife:  Walruses and Beluga When:  Thursday, August 9th Time:  12-1pm (Brown Bag Lunch) Where:  Bear Mountain Conference Room, Alaska SeaLife Center   Seminar Speaker:   Lori Polasek, Ph.D.   Lori will give and overview of two of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s monitoring projects.  Learn about Cook Inlet beluga whale activity in the Little Susitna River using live feed video, […]

by · July 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Harbor Seal Pup Born at ASLC

Harbor Seal Pup Born at ASLC

by · July 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
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 7 years ago the Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) surveyed several […]

by · July 16, 2012 · 5 comments ·
SeaLife Center Names Tara Riemer-Jones New President and CEO

SeaLife Center Names Tara Riemer-Jones New President and CEO

Press Release: Seward, AK (July 13, 2012) – The Alaska SeaLife Center Board of Directors announces the appointment of Dr. Tara Riemer Jones as its new president and CEO. Jones has served in the interim role of president and CEO since November 2011, when former CEO Ian Dutton accepted a position as Vice President of the Rasmuson Foundation. An employee […]

by · July 15, 2012 · 2 comments ·
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 suppress surrounding plants), or creating shade thereby discouraging germination or […]

by · June 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
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 SeaLife Center for the past week. A beluga calf that […]

by · June 25, 2012 · 3 comments ·