If you don’t remember or aren’t familiar with the new science exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center, we are taking questions from the public and answering them through our blog and social media. To see some questions answered you can always visit our previous posts about questions from the public. The new science exhibit strikes […]


2019: A Year in Review

In case you missed any of our posts, over the past 365 days we have been very busy in the ASLC Science Department! Here are some of the highlights from 2019: Here Sharky Sharky Sharky! Our biggest research project of the year entailed an exploration into the world of the elusive and enigmatic Pacific Sleeper […]

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Dinner table under the sea

Many of us will be settling down at our dinner tables this week, ready to dive into delicious turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce with family and friends. In honor of that feast and festivities–enjoy theses videos taken by the Nautilus Live crew of a smorgasbord discovered deep on the ocean floor. Bonus: if your […]

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Science on Exhibit!

This summer at the ASLC there is a new exhibit in town and it is all about science! As you walk past the model ship and across from Harbor Bottom, you notice a door. Last year in celebration of our 20th Anniversary, this room showcased our history and our mission. It reminded us of where […]

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Modern Discoveries

Almost 100 years before Darwin set sail for the Galapagos, Georg Wilhelm Steller made landfall in what is now Alaska. There, he was greeted with sun-edged mountains, windswept islands, and a host of species he’d never seen before. Steller is now credited with ‘discovering’ six species of bird and mammal many of which bear his […]

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Friday Frontiers: “The shutdown chronicles”

Synchronicity and the butterfly effect are wreaking havoc with marine science. Synchronicity – syn.chro.nic.i.ty – /ˌsiNGkrəˈnisədē/ Definition: ‘meaningful coincidences’ – the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear related but have no discernible causal connection. Butterfly effect  Definition: ‘an African butterfly’s wing-beats can lead to hurricanes across the Atlantic’ – In chaos theory, the butterfly effect […]

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Friday Frontiers 12-21-18

Drones, gliders, and ROVs are all being used to help scientists better study the oceans and marine animals. For example, students at Duke University Marine Lab have been using drones to survey pinnipeds on the Pribilof Islands, AK. Well, now robotic jellyfish have been added to the list! Check out this story from Science News […]

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Friday Frontiers 12-14-18

For our Friday Frontiers this week we get back to our favorite topic: sharks! In a recent study from California (appropriately published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science), scientists were trying to find new techniques for monitoring Great White Sharks.  Shark conservation and research is difficult. For some elusive species, half of the battle is […]

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Friday Frontiers 12-7-18

New Feature! Tune in every Friday for a story from the frontiers of marine science–new and exciting information, papers, or observations that are happening around the world. To kick things off, we need to travel to our neighbor to the south, Hawaii, where scientists on remote islands noticed something strange was happening to the monk […]

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