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July 29, 2016
18th Annual Wildlife Rescue Run benefits ASLC Wildlife Response Program

The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 18th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk on Saturday, August 6. The annual family-friendly race is a fundraiser to support the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been another busy year for the Program, which has admitted four harbor seals, one spotted seal, four sea otters, and a spectacled eider to date.

July 25, 2016
ASLC Announces Birth of Steller Sea Lion Pup to Eden; Mourns Pup Stillborn to Mara

The Alaska SeaLife Center is pleased to announce the birth of a Steller sea lion pup to parents Eden and Pilot. Born July 1, the female pup weighed in at approximately 41 pounds (18.5 kg) and is the third Steller sea lion pup ever born at the Center, and the third born in a North American facility since the 1980s.

The birth announcement is bittersweet, however. While ASLC celebrates the arrival of Eden’s new pup, the Center is also mourning the loss of a pup recently stillborn to Mara, a 13-year-old female Steller sea lion also in residence. The delivery was June 24. It was Mara’s first pregnancy and Pilot was the father. Stillborn births are not abnormal for first-time mothers, nor for those that begin breeding in middle age. Veterinary staff at the Center say Mara is in healthy physical condition and has returned to her normal schedule.

July 18, 2016
VIDEO: Heat From the Deep - How Cold Ocean Water Heats the Alaska SeaLife Center

If you have wondered how Alaska SeaLife Center’s groundbreaking CO2 refrigerant seawater heat pump system works, check out this video!

June 3, 2016
Alaska SeaLife Center To Celebrate World Oceans Day with Opening of New Nose 2 Nose Underwater Exhibit

Seward, Alaska (June 2, 2016) – Healthy oceans are vital for marine wildlife, and Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) will join people around the world on Wednesday, June 8—World Oceans Day—to bring renewed focus to that message and the day’s theme: Healthy oceans, healthy planet. To celebrate this event, ASLC will open its new underwater viewing exhibit, Nose 2 Nose: imagination and science will take you everywhere, provide fun activities for the whole family, and offer membership specials on June 8 and every Saturday in June.

June 3, 2016
ASLC Extends Hours for Summer Visitors, New Sea Otter Encounter Tour Added

SEWARD, ALASKA (May 27, 2016) - Longer days mean more time for fun in Alaska, and beginning today the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is extending its hours to help guests make the most of them. Summer hours from May 27 to September 4 are:

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