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Alaska Pacific University Marine Biologist, David Scheel, Featured in Popular Science Book Series for Kids

If you’re the parent of a student in grade school or middle school, you’ve probably come across one or more of the 40 odd books featured … Read On

Molly Ahlgren Scholarship Winner speaks: “I’ll strive to do justice to her memory”

Marine Biology undergraduate "Chayo" Rosario Fuentes, '17, is a winner of the Molly Ahlgren scholarship, named for the Sitka-based aquatics … Read On

Daily News readers gain insight into University’s long-term study of giant Pacific octopus


Anchorage Daily News readers learned about the University’s pioneering research on the little-understood giant Pacific octopus and whether … Read On

Law seminar highlights Cornick’s research on Cook Inlet belugas

Associate Professor Leslie Cornick was among invited presenters at a continuing-education seminar for lawyers focusing on the Endangered … Read On

How to tag a fish? APU’s Ashline explains for award-winning TV show

credit: US Fish & Wildlife Service

APU graduate student Joshua Ashline is featured in a segment of Aqua Kids, a nationally televised series aimed at motivating young people to … Read On

Interactions between Atlantic spotted (Stenella frontalis) and bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) dolphins off Bimini, The Bahamas 2003 –2007

Interactions between Atlantic spotted (Stenella frontalis) and bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) dolphins off Bimini, The Bahamas 2003 … Read On

Effects of environmental variables on Giant Pacific octopuses

In review at Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology Lauren Bisson, MSES, 2011 We attached sonic transmitters to, and … Read On

Determining Age and Growth Rates in Centroscyllium nigrum, Pacific Black Dogfish, Utilizing Fin Spine and Vertebrae Analysis

Seward Port Sampling: Photo by Krystal Fales

With my project, my goal is to determine whether or not age and growth rates can be determined in the species C. nigrum using dorsal fin … Read On

Comparing the Prevalence of Ichthyophonus in Organ Tissues of Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

Brad Tyler measuring the length of a Rockfish

                  My project will take place the summer of 2013, … Read On

Estimating age and shell growth rates in Pacific Razor Clams

Student, Becky Harris, taking GPS coordinates and elevation levels of Ninilchik South Beach

I am investigating the size and age of Pacific Razor Clams on Ninilichik Beach, AK. My field work,  conducted in the spring, consists of … Read On