Category Archives: News

The Alaska “Blob” Tracker Launched

The 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. Continue reading

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With the help of oceanography, 2015 Yukon Chinook run timing forecast hit the mark once more

For 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. Continue reading

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Submit a film to the AOOS Ocean Film Contest

AOOS 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. Continue reading

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Alaska Marine Policy Forum Summary – July

Learn the latest on marine funding, legislation, and state and federal policy issues relating to the marine environment by joining the bi-monthly telecon.
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Toxic algae bloom might be largest ever

A 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. Continue reading

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Endangered whales are dying off in Alaska, and scientists are racing to discover why

Alaskan 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. Continue reading

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Special Issue of Oceanography on Ocean Acidification

The Special Issue on Emerging Themes in Ocean Acidification Science (Volume 28,Number 2, June 2015) co-edited by AOOS Principle Investigator Dr. Jeremy Mathis  was just published. Dr. Mathis is also a contributing author with the article: Ocean Acidification in the Surface Waters of the Pacific-Arctic Boundary … Continue reading

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Anchorage Coastal Cleanup – Saturday

Past, present, and future Anchorage Coastal Cleanup Volunteers, please join us on June 6th for a morning of beach cleaning and marine debris removal.Wear clothes that can get a little dirty, boots, and work gloves. We will have extra work gloves along with trash bags and snacks for you. Get outside, clean the beach, have fun, and learn about marine debris. Continue reading

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Attention researchers in the Nome region

USARC (Fran Ulmer, Chair) invites you to share your Arctic research activities and/or suggestions on research when the Commission meets in Nome, August 25-26, 2015. Continue reading

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The Blob expands from Gulf of Alaska to Baja California

Scientists are watching for how a warmer North Pacific Ocean could affect weather and climate this year. There could also be significant impacts to marine life, including species that form the basis for Alaska’s commercial fisheries. Continue reading

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