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CROWDSOURCING SEA LION SCIENCE

Written by: Site AdministratorPosted on: March 17, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
This week we want to highlight a really cool science program that you can take part in! Launched by NOAA, Steller Watch is an opportunity to contribute to efforts to better understand Steller sea lion declines in the Western Aleutians.
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Eavesdropping on spotted seals

Written by: Site AdministratorPosted on: March 13, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
Male spotted seals like Amak and Tunu may vocalize to attract mates or to establish dominance. Up until now, little has been known about the vocal behavior of this species…but these two seals are helping us—yet again—to learn more.  
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ALPS workshop at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Written by: Site AdministratorPosted on: March 7, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
Ocean drifters, gliders, and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV’s) are a few examples of ALPS used for ocean science.
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Messy Business: Steller sea lion scat collections

Written by: Site AdministratorPosted on: February 23, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
On a crisp winter day in February, we set out on a small boat for a couple of Steller sea lion haulouts just 18 miles south of the Alaska SeaLife Center. Our mission: to collect scat.
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Counting Marine Birds in Resurrection Bay

Written by: Site AdministratorPosted on: February 17, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
The ASLC science team has been conducting bird surveys in Resurrection Bay since 2011! Hear about some of the species that can be sighted around Seward, and a recent rare winter sighting!
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