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September 15, 2014

Measuring Plankton to Learn About Marine Health

Tags: Long Term Monitoring Program

Understanding variability in plankton helps to explain the amount of energy available to a wide array of marine life, including harvested resources with important economic and cultural value. Plankton are small plants and animals adrift within the water column. They serve as the base of the food web; some of

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September 11, 2014

Going Underwater with Steller Sea Lions

Tags: Core Program Graduate Student Research Award

Scientists are studying Steller sea lions to determine the reproduction, survival and depredation (rate that they are preyed upon) in the endangered western population as compared to the stable eastern population. This summer, researchers implanted life-history transmitter tags in ten juvenile female western Steller sea lions from the

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August 11, 2014

Spending a Summer Studying Seabirds in the Aleutians

Tags: Core Program

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a summer studying seabirds? For a virtual field experience, check out the daily log of communications and activity summaries from researchers working in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. One of the projects participating in the field blog is

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June 20, 2014

What Does the Future Hold for Commercial Fisheries in Northern Oceans?

Tags: Bering Sea Project

Building Bering Sea Project insights into future ecosystem scenarios in the Bering Sea and broadening the view to include both the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans, Anne Hollowed (Senior Scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service) together with

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June 13, 2014

Shredder the Shark Spills Her Guts to Kids in Seward and Anchorage

Tags: Core Program

Principal Investigator Mike Canino and his stuffed friend Shredder visit Alaska to teach kids about how he and his colleagues use DNA to determine what different fish species eat.

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June 12, 2014

Rescuing 20,000 Marine Mammal Specimens from Oblivion

Tags: Core Program

One of the 24 projects funded in 2014 under NPRB's annual research program was the Mammal Collection at the University of Alaska Museum of the North's project to rehouse and curate marine mammal specimens at the museum. 

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June 11, 2014

Over $6.5 Million Allocated in 2014 to Support Marine Research

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) has received approval from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for its 2014 funding package.

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June 11, 2014

Congratulations to 2014 Graduate Student Research Award Winners

Tags: Graduate Student Research Award

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) has received approval from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for its 2014 funding package. The package inlcudes $150,000 to be distributed among six graduate students to address scientific, technological and socioeconomic issues relating to research themes identified in NPRB’s science plan.

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June 11, 2014

First Three Projects Funded Under NPRB’s New Long-term Monitoring Program

Tags: Long Term Monitoring Program

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) has received approval from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for its 2014 funding package. 2014 is the first year NPRB is specifically funding long-term monitoring projects as a separate priority outside of the annual request for proposal (RFP) process. The approved funding package includes almost $2 million to support three long-term monitoring projects over the next five years. 

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June 11, 2014

24 Projects Funded Through NPRB’s Annual RFP Process

Tags: Core Program

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) has received approval from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for its 2014 funding package. The approved funding includes nearly $4.7 million for 24 projects funded under NPRB’s annual research program. 

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