Category Archives: News

Marine Transportation Advisory Board

The OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS is accepting applications for the CENTRAL SOUTHEAST ALASKA SEAT ON THE MARINE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD. Please submit your application online at http://gov.alaska.gov/Walker/services/boards-commissions/apply-info.html or email your resume to boards@alaska.gov.

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ALASKA MARINE CONSERVATION COUNCIL RAFFLE TICKETS

ALASKA MARINE CONSERVATION COUNCIL RAFFLE TICKETS are now available. The raffle has been popular across Alaska for years, as it offers a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 by purchasing a $100 ticket. Continue reading

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Cook Inlet RCAC Recertified

The US COAST GUARD HAS RECERTIFIED COOK INLET RCAC through 2016. CIRCAC, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, was first certified in 1991 a year after its creation. The certification process is conducted annually by the USCG to ensure that CIRCAC … Continue reading

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AOOS adds 3 water level stations to the Real-Time Sensor Portal

Data feeds from water level sensors installed at Platinum, Wales, and Kotzebue have been added to the Real-Time Sensor Portal. Continue reading

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Alaska Sea Grant recruiting for Coastal Community Resilience and Adaptation Specialist

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is recruiting for a Research Assistant Professor, Coastal Community Resilience and Adaptation Specialist. Continue reading

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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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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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