Science

Cooking Dried Beans and Lentils

Cooking Dried Beans, Peas and Lentils A southern tradition to bring luck and prosperity in the upcoming year is to serve black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Whether or not you’ve recently eaten black eyed peas to honor this tradition consider serving legumes throughout the year for a healthful option at any meal. Legumes- dried […]

by · January 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

Houseplant Renewal

Houseplant Renewal It’s a New Year and your houseplants are hoping for some help surviving the long dark winter. In addition to providing water and light Cooperative Extension Service has a FREE publication on “Air Layering to renew indoor plants” a good guide for your leggy tropical plants.  If you suspect your houseplants are suffering from pests our “Houseplant Pests and Control” […]

by · January 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
17th Annual Tsunami Bowl Needs Volunteers!

17th Annual Tsunami Bowl Needs Volunteers!

The 17th Annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl will be Thursday February 27th – Sunday March 2nd 2013 and we need volunteers! The Tsunami Bowl is a regional competition for Alaska high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans. Each year, Alaska holds a regional ocean science competition as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). Sponsored […]

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Several Species of king crabs on display at Alaska SeaLife Center

Several Species of king crabs on display at Alaska SeaLife Center

SEWARD, Alaska – Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program (AKCRRAB) News Flash – AKCRRAB researchers collect female crabs from the field each year to raise their young at the hatchery. One advantage is that since the female selects her mate in the wild, the larvae produced are not domesticated. AKCRRAB research biologists donated female red king crabs from […]

by · December 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Glacier Family Medicine Expanding Services

Glacier Family Medicine Expanding Services

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic is pleased and excited to announce that Susan Porter will be joining the team at Glacier Family to perform ultrasounds and also take x-rays. Susan has over 30 years of experience as a radiological/ultrasound technican and has lived in Seward for the past 22 years.  She was first employed by Seward General Hospital for her first 5 years in […]

by · December 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
ASLC Community Holiday Party December 5

ASLC Community Holiday Party December 5

by · November 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Call for Art of Conservation

Call for Art of Conservation

 Chugach Arts Council has announced it’s upcoming projects and Calls for Art. Artists of all ages and abilities in any media are invited to submit images of their art for consideration to be published in one of several beautiful books of art featuring conservation themes. The dead line for the first 3 projects is March 15, 2014 Endangered Species Day […]

by · November 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery Red King Crabs Released near Old Harbor

Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery Red King Crabs Released near Old Harbor

NOAA researchers achieved the first experimental release of hatchery-reared red king crabs in Alaska on September 25, 2013, to assess the importance of outstocking density on survival. The juvenile crabs, from broodstock (egged females) collected at Alitak Bay, Kodiak Island, were reared at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery and transported to the NOAA Kodiak Laboratory. The release site, at Cozy […]

by · October 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Oil Spill Prevention Group Gathers in Seward

Oil Spill Prevention Group Gathers in Seward

The Regional Citizens Advisory Council, (RCAC) a citizen’s advisory group to the Valdez-based oil tanker shipping industry, held one of its three annual meetings in Seward last week. Seward is one of 20 member communities directly affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. While in town, the 20 board members, ex-officio board members, scientists, and shipping industry officials toured […]

by · September 25, 2013 · 1 comment ·
The Health of the Ocean Matters to Me

The Health of the Ocean Matters to Me

See what students in our Ocean Sciences Club are saying about the ocean and what it means to them in this great video they made! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjqO2ktcjvA The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Ocean Sciences Club for Seward secondary students began in September 2012, thanks to the Seward Community Foundation and Alaska Airlines Foundation. Over the course of the school year, students dug […]

by · September 12, 2013 · 2 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – August 2013

August saw Kenai Fjords’ temperatures return to normal and provided plenty of rain to ensure that, as is the fate of many good things, the lovely weather of summer 2013 had come to an end. After two months of above-average monthly temperatures, the monthly average temperature for August precisely equaled the 30-year average for the month, calculated from temperatures ranging […]

by · September 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Apply now this regular full time position: Education Specialist I Check out full job postings at www.alaskasealife.org  E-mail application & resume to HR@alaskasealife.org EEO/AA Employer

by · September 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Ocean Sciences Club is BACK at the Alaska SeaLife Center!

Ocean Sciences Club is BACK at the Alaska SeaLife Center!

by · August 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Eleanor “Ellie” the sea lion pup

Eleanor “Ellie” the sea lion pup

The staff of the Alaska SeaLife Center are pleased to announce the name of Woody and Eden’s pup.   Please join us on Sunday, August 4th, when “Ellie” will make her debut in the Steller sea lion habitat at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Animal Care staff will be available at 1PM and 3PM on Sunday to answer any questions.   Also, please […]

by · August 1, 2013 · 1 comment ·
ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar Series:

ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar Series:

Eider Journey Science Program, USFWS Barrow, Alaska  Student Field Research Presentation Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12-1pm (Brown Bag Lunch) Alaska SeaLife Center, Bear Mt. Conference Room Free Seminar, All are welcome! The Eider Journey Science Program involves youth from Barrow, Alaska in field research and outreach related to Steller’s and spectacled eiders. Both species are listed as threatened under the […]

by · August 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Parnell Administration: Alaska’s Salmon Streams open for Coal Mining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2013 Contact: Judy Heilman, Chuitna Citizens Coalition, 907.583.2277 Bob Shavelson, Cook Inletkeeper, 907.299.3277 Parnell Administration: Alaska’s Salmon Streams open for Coal Mining State denies wild salmon stream protections ANCHORAGE — Governor Parnell and the Alaska Department of Natural Resource rejected a petition on Friday filed by local citizens seeking to protect wild Alaska salmon streams from coal strip mining in Upper […]

by · July 29, 2013 · 1 comment ·
ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar Series:

ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar Series:

Kenai Fjords Seabird Research:  Common Murre and Black-legged Kittiwake Productivity and Coastal Sea Duck Surveys Seminar Speakers:  Sadie E.G. Ulman and Sarah Tanedo Thursday, July 25th, 2013 12-1pm (Brown Bag Lunch) Bear Mt. Conference Room, Alaska SeaLife Center (Free Seminar, everyone welcome!) Join us to learn about several on-going research projects involving seabirds in the Kenai Fjords area.  Find out […]

by · July 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Dr. Truffer to Give Presentation on Ice Thickness of the Harding Icefield

Kenai Fjords National Park News Release   July 16, 2013 For Immediate Release Sharon Kim, 907-422-0546 Dr. Truffer to Give Presentation on Ice Thickness of the Harding Icefield   Have you ever wondered how thick the ice is on the Harding Icefield? Join Kenai Fjords National Park in welcoming Dr. Martin Truffer from the University of Alaska Fairbanks to Seward […]

by · July 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Connecting Kids to Art and Nature

Connecting Kids to Art and Nature

The young campers who attended the four-week DaVinci summer day camp last month, sponsored by the Seward Boys and Girls Club, connected both to their own artistic abilities and powers of observation, and to the wonders of nature. They learned more about the scientific processes at work in the natural environment, and also took direct action to promote and protect […]

by · July 2, 2013 · 2 comments ·
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 ·