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2002 News Archive

Researchers to begin pole-to-pole marine survey

11 December 2002
The Census of Marine Life selected the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences as headquarters for the NaGISA program's Eastern Pacific efforts to inventory marine species in nearshore waters from Alaska to Antarctica.

7 November 2002
SFOS—The annual showdown where Alaska high school students strut their knowledge of the ocean has attracted teams from 17 schools across the state. That's more than double number of schools that competed last year. But signing up for the event is the easy part. The teams must now raise enough money to travel to the statewide competition in Seward in February.

SFOS research in Alaska magazine

12 June 2002
The July issue of Alaska magazine features a cover story about the decline of Alaska's Steller sea lions and researcher's efforts to understand and perhaps reverse the decline. The article features several SFOS scientists and was written by Sea Grant's Doug Schneider.

New associate dean arrives

11 June 2002
SFOS—Dr. Charles Hocutt has taken up his new position as Associate Dean of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, returning to the United States from work abroad in Namibia. Dr. Hocutt replaces the recently retired Professor Emeritus Al Tyler.

2002 Wakefield Symposium looks at genetics

28 May 2002
Alaska Sea Grant—The 20th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium starts tomorrow in Juneau Alaska. The theme of the 3-day conference is "Genetics of Subpolar Fish and Invertebrates." For more information, visit the Alaska Sea Grant website.

Alaska salmon booms once lasted centuries

17 April 2002
Alaska Sea Grant—Sea Grant research published in the journal Nature suggests salmon booms in Alaska once lasted centuries. The downside? The busts lasted centuries, too.

Kodiak High School wins 2002 Alaska Ocean Sciences Bowl

25 February 2002
Four students from Kodiak High School defeated a formidable array of opponents from around the state to win the 2002 Alaska Ocean Sciences Bowl, held in Seward, Alaska.

Students to test ocean science smarts in regional competition

15 February 2002
Teams of students from high schools across Alaska will gather in Seward from 22-24 February for a chance to win college tuition and the right to represent the state in a national competition. All they have to do is know a lot about the state's marine ecosystems.

Alaska high school students cram for ocean knowledge competition

17 January 2002
Fifty of the state's brightest students will gather in Seward to pit their knowledge of the oceans and Alaska's marine ecosystems in a battle to see who among them will represent Alaska in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

PCCRC scientists present research results

10 January 2002
PCCRC—Scientists funded by the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center, will present results of the center's first two years of research at a meeting in Anchorage 14–15 January.