ASLC Begins FREEzing Winter Wednesdays
November 1, 2016

The Alaska SeaLife Center invites Alaska residents to take advantage of FREEzing Winter Wednesdays when planning their winter excursions. Every Wednesday from November 2, 2016 through February 22, 2017, Alaska residents receive free general admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center upon presentation of a valid ID. Visitors 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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ASLC Staff and Volunteer Awards
October 31, 2016

The annual ASLC Staff and Volunteer Awards were presented by President and CEO Tara Riemer and Human Resources Manager Amy Komarek last Friday. Join us in recognizing again these well-deserving, dedicated employees, volunteers, and service partners!
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ASLC to Lead Creation of Nationwide Wildlife Response Network: Unprecedented disaster preparedness effort to involve zoos and aquariums across the U.S.
October 31, 2016

The Alaska SeaLife Center is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to work with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to create and sustain a nationwide network of animal care professionals to respond to oil spills and other disasters.
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ASLC Collaborates with NOAA to Use Novel Satellite Technology in Study of At-risk Harbor Seals
October 25, 2016

Scientists from the Alaska SeaLife Center recently returned from the first research mission to utilize new satellite technology for the study of harbor seal populations. The month-long expedition to the Aleutian Islands on board the research vessel Norseman was conducted in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Polar Ecosystems Program.
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Nominations open for 2017 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards
October 18, 2016

The Alaska SeaLife Center announces the opening of the nomination period for the 2016-17 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. ASLC established the Awards to recognize those who have made significant contributions to ocean sciences, education, and resource management in Alaska. All awards will be presented at the Alaska Marine Gala on February 11, 2017. Nominations for the 2017 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards are open now through December 2, 2016.
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ASLC's Distance Learning Program Wins National Award
September 23, 2016

The Alaska SeaLife Center is pleased to announce that it has received the Pinnacle Award for the 2015-16 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.
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AZA Grants Accreditation to Alaska SeaLife Center
September 14, 2016

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Alaska SeaLife Center was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.
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ASLC announces 2016-2017 fall/winter hours and tour schedule to begin September 5
September 1, 2016

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) announced today the new fall/winter hours and tour schedule for 2016-2017.
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Alaska SeaLife Center announces debut of Steller sea lion pup, Perl
August 26, 2016

After much anticipation, the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to announce the public debut of Perl, a Steller sea lion pup born at the ASLC on July 1, 2016. Visitors to the Center will have the opportunity to see Perl with mother Eden on five weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) from 11:00am to 2:00pm, beginning Friday, August 26 through Sunday, September 25.
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ASLC Wildlife Response Program to Release Harbor Seal Thursday in Cordova
August 23, 2016

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to announce the release of another Pacific harbor seal pup this Thursday, August 25 in Cordova, Alaska. The female pup—named Qiteq (pronounced key-tuck, the Sugpiaq word for Rain)—was taken into the Wildlife Response Program on May 27, and was its first female Pacific harbor seal patient of 2016.
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ASLC Wildlife Response Program to Release Harbor Seal Saturday in Seward
August 5, 2016

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the release of a male Pacific harbor seal pup on Saturday, August 6. The timing of the pup’s release coincides with the Center’s 18th Annual Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk, a fundraiser benefiting its Wildlife Response Program. The public and media are invited to attend.
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18th Annual Wildlife Rescue Run benefits ASLC Wildlife Response Program
July 29, 2016

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

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

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