Science

Earthquake: Magnitude 5.5, Near Ninilchik

An earthquake with a magnitude of  5.5,  53 miles NW of Homer, Alaska, occurred at 6:16 AM this morning: Source: Alaska Earthquake Center. A tsunami warning has not been issued at this time: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

May 10, 2014 ·
R/V Sikuliaq Delayed by Mechanical Problems

R/V Sikuliaq Delayed by Mechanical Problems

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – During its acceptance trials on Lake Michigan in March, engineers discovered that Research Vessel Sikuliaq had lost proper lubrication in its starboard propulsion unit. According to Sikuliaq Project Manager Daniel Oliver, the fix will require re-engineering the suction system whereby the vessel circulates and cools lubrication oil in its sophisticated Z-drive propulsion […]

April 10, 2014 ·

Backcountry Camera Exposes Coastal Predator

SEWARD, Alaska – Researchers at Kenai Fjords National Park captured this sequence of events with a time-lapse camera at a Black Oystercatcher nest during the summer of 2013.  They are studying the productivity and chick-rearing habits of these shorebirds.

March 24, 2014 ·
Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Thank you everyone in Seward who has taken an interest and generously helped out with the Fukushima Project. The project has received a lot of attention and interest about the well being of Resurrection Bay. So far, over half of the funding necessary has been raised for the proposed water sampling analysis. In addition, several new Alaska communities have decided […]

March 23, 2014 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – February 2014

The Kenai Fjords area saw a return to more typical temperatures in February when the average monthly temperature dropped below freezing, yet remained slightly above the 30-year normal (1981-2010) for the month. Precipitation amounts dried up significantly from the previous month. While January received 150% of normal precipitation, February received only 10% of normal. The little measurable precipitation that was […]

March 20, 2014 ·
Seward High School teeming with Marine Science Experts

Seward High School teeming with Marine Science Experts

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Eighteen teams are competing today, Friday Feb 28th through the weekend at the 17th Annual Alaska Region National Ocean Sciences Bowl. About 200 people are expected to attend, with another hundred volunteering to help out at the event in jobs such as timing, judging, scoring, cooking, creating art-work, and much more.  It’ll be a quick […]

February 28, 2014 ·
Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

A report from the American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Section, was released earlier this week. Current findings show that water-borne plume of “radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster may reach the U.S. West Coast within weeks”. The cesium-134 laced fallout has steadily made its way across the Pacific Ocean via the Kuroshio current. Once it reaches North America, the plume […]

February 28, 2014 ·
RBCA Salmon Surveys a success!

RBCA Salmon Surveys a success!

This fall Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (RBCA) worked in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s (ADF&G) Kenai office to conduct surveys of salmonid species in 2 tributaries of Japanese Creek.  Although both were suspected of being anadramous, neither one had been surveyed in the past to verify this.  Matt Gray, RBCA’s watershed coordinator, along with an ADF&G […]

February 20, 2014 ·

Seward Vendors….

The annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Competition hosted by UAF SFOS Seward Marine Center will be held between Feb 28-March 2. ALL 150+ participants, coaches, visitors, chaperones etc will be on their own for lunch on Friday Feb 28th, and throughout the weekend have opportunity to venture into our town.  We always put together a welcome packet for all participants […]

February 13, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – February 5, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the 2014 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. These awards are given annually to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the awareness and sustainability of the state’s marine resources. Following are this year’s award winners: The prestigious Walter J. and Ermalee Hickel Lifetime […]

February 7, 2014 ·

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 […]

January 10, 2014 ·

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” […]

January 7, 2014 ·
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 […]

January 6, 2014 ·
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 […]

December 23, 2013 ·
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 […]

December 23, 2013 ·
ASLC Community Holiday Party December 5

ASLC Community Holiday Party December 5

November 27, 2013 ·
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 […]

November 27, 2013 ·
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 […]

October 30, 2013 ·
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 […]

September 25, 2013 ·
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 […]

September 12, 2013 ·

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 […]

September 11, 2013 ·
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

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

Ocean Sciences Club is BACK at the Alaska SeaLife Center!

August 23, 2013 ·
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 […]

August 1, 2013 ·
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 […]

August 1, 2013 ·