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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

Changes in size-at-age of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolopis) and its relation to diet composition in the Cook Inlet, Alaska.

Removing the right sagittal otolith from a Pacific halibut for aging, photo by Carol Gering, University of Alaska

Since the late 1970s halibut growth rates have decreased in the Gulf of Alaska.  The primary goal of this study is to determine if the … Read On

Spatiotemporal Distribution of Migrating Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.), Relative to Tide, Temperature, and Time of Day.

DIDSON image showing four fish passing the sonarDIDSON unit (left) submerged in the Nushagak River.

This project is a collaboration with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, who uses dual-frequency identification sonar (DIDSON) to … Read On

Death Valley

Students in dunes at Death Valley

Alaska Pacific University’s unique semester model allows for students to enroll in one, hands on class for up to four weeks of … Read On

Mossel Bay, South Africa


By: Chris Pavadore The senior project required of all APU undergraduates offers students a chance to synthesize years of education in an … Read On

Ninilchik Beach Razor Clam Study

MAR 224 Marine Field Work On November 17, 2010 thousands of Pacific Razor Clams were found dead on Ninilchik beach. The Alaska Department … Read On

Grad student Smith describes seabed slope studies at Kachemak Conference

APU marine biology graduate student Neal Smith will present his research on effects of seabed slope on the movement patterns of giant … Read On