Monthly Archives: February 2013

This Week at SFOS 2/22/2013

Peter Westley signed a contract letter Feb. 18 to join the Fisheries faculty of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. He will be located in Fairbanks and officially starts on July 1, 2014. Continue reading

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SFOS Scientists Honored at Alaska SeaLife Center Gala

The Alaska SeaLife Center honored four School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences scientists Saturday night at the annual Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards and Alaska Marine Gala. The Marine Research Award was given to Katrin Iken, Brenda Konar, Russ Hopcroft and Bodil Bluhm for their contributions to the decade-long Census of Marine Life research project. Continue reading

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This Week at SFOS 2/15/2013

At the IMS seminar Wednesday afternoon, SFOS postdoctoral fellow Kim Martini presented information about sharing science on social media. Martini is a physical oceanographer with particular interest in internal waves and turbulence who works with Harper Simmons. She is a … Continue reading

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Professor Emeritus Robert Theodore Cooney Passes Away

Robert Theodore “Ted” Cooney, UAF professor emeritus, died of a heart attack Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Choteau, Montana. Cooney was a biological oceanographer with the Institute of Marine Science and School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Continue reading

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Juneau-Douglas HS narrowly wins Alaska Tsunami Bowl

uneau-Douglas High School “Team Pogonophoraphobia” edged out the Mat-Su Career & Technical High School team “Mat-Tsunamis” to win the 16th annual Alaska Tsunami Bowl over the weekend. The top two teams were tied when they faced off in the championship round. High school students traveled to Seward from 15 Alaskan communities to compete in the contest of ocean knowledge held Feb. 8 – 10. Continue reading

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This Week at SFOS 2/8/2013

Dozens of UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences faculty, staff and students are in Seward this week helping with the 2013 Alaska Tsunami Bowl. Pictured here, Sarah Mincks Hardy, Milo Adkison, Courtney Carothers and Dean Stockwell serve as judges … Continue reading

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Seward Hosts 16th Annual Alaska Tsunami Bowl

More than 125 ocean-minded high school students are in Seward, Alaska this weekend to compete in the 16th annual Alaska Tsunami Bowl. Teams from 15 Alaska communities are competing for the opportunity to represent Alaska in the national competition. Continue reading

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This Week at SFOS 2/1/2013

An interesting thing happened at the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences this week. Continue reading

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R/V Sikuliaq featured on Science Nation

A new video highlighting R/V Sikuliaq is featured on Science Nation today. Produced by the National Science Foundation, the clip includes interviews with SFOS Dean Michael Castellini and IMS Director Terry Whitledge. It is scheduled to also be featured on Science360 News … Continue reading

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SFOS graduate students capture AMSS awards

Congratulations to students Jennifer Dushane and Megan Peterson who swept the doctoral level student awards at this year’s Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Dushane’s poster, “30 years of data from stranded and hunter-harvested Cook Inlet beluga whales: Creation of a web-based … Continue reading

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