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Plastic Trash May Travel to the Arctic from a Sixth Garbage Patch in the Ocean

Plastic trash can be found around the world-even the Arctic. Scientists have found that this marine litter is present at the sea surface of Arctic waters, though they’re still unsure how it made it so far north.

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8 Arctic Countries to Sign Historic Coast Guard Deal

All eight Arctic nations — including Canada and Russia — are to sign a historic deal next week for their coast guards to work together in the treacherous and increasingly accessible waters of the North.   Creating the Arctic Coast … Continue reading

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Public seats available on the Board of Fisheries

The Office of Boards and Commissions is accepting applications for the PUBLIC SEATS on the BOARD OF FISHERIES. Please submit your application online here or email your resume to boards@alaska.gov.

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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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