August 7, 2015The purpose of this blog is to provide the public and media with information about this oceanic occurrence and the Blob’s realized and potential effects on Alaska’s marine resources.
August 6, 2015For the fourth year, a partnership between NOAA, ADF&G, and AOOS has produced a surprisingly accurate forecast for Chinook salmon run timing by factoring in sea surface temperature, air temperature, and sea ice.
July 22, 2015AOOS is seeking ocean-related films under 10 minutes for the second annual Short Film Contest. The grand prize is $1,000. Submissions due Sept 15.
July 20, 2015Learn the latest on marine funding, legislation, and state and federal policy issues relating to the marine environment by joining the bi-monthly telecon.
June 23, 2015A team of federal biologists set out from Oregon mid-June to survey what could be the largest toxic algae bloom ever recorded off the West Coast.
June 23, 2015Alaskan researchers report that at least nine fin whales have been found dead in the water in recent weeks. It's rare for more than one such death to be discovered every year or so, they say, and they're exhaustively searching for a possible cause. It's possible that warming ocean temperatures could be partially to blame.