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Coming to an ASLC near you in 2018!

Posted on: May 22, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
Congratulations to Dr. Markus Horning and colleagues on recently finding out the North Pacific Research Board is planning on funding their Pacific sleeper shark study starting this fall!
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Cue the Jaws Theme Song Please

Posted on: May 15, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
The Horning Lab spent the day on Resurrection Bay simulating predation events in an effort to test the accuracy of the Life History Tag. A simulated predation event is not as scary as it sounds! Read my blog about how this data will ultimately provide more information about the role of predation on Steller sea lions in our study area ... 
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Women in Science: Where Girl Scouts and Scientists Meet

Posted on: May 3, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
The Alaska SeaLife Center hosted Women in Science where Girl Scouts had the opportunity to meet female scientists and be scientists for a day.
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Northern Exposures: Contaminants, Science and Toxicology

Posted on: April 25, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
The ability of mussels to concentrate contaminants from the seawater makes them useful for monitoring coastal ecosystems for pollutants. Learn more about how we can evaluate the ways oil, dispersant, and dispersed oil affect different aspects of bay mussel health.
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Tracking EPIRBs and Wildlife: Houston – we’ve got a problem here.

Posted on: April 17, 2017Posted in: 60 North Science Blog
I just returned from Washington D. C. to garner support for a satellite launch necessary to maintain the Argos satellite-based wildlife tracking system that is critical for much of our research on Alaska’s marine wildlife. Learn about how Argos and Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) contribute to our economy, livelihoods, and science--and how these systems are in jeopardy.
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