Welcome to the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, where our world-class faculty educate future leaders in fisheries and marine science. Our research addresses pressing issues in aquatic ecosystems from the Arctic to Antarctica. We invite you to explore our website and welcome any questions you may have.
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At the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, we challenge our students to explore academically, geographically and culturally. Our community of scholars provides opportunities for students to learn and conduct research in some of the most beautiful and pristine locations in the world.
Without otter predation, sea urchins decimate Aleutian reefs
Scientists have linked sea urchins, otters and climate change to the destruction of Aleutian reefs.Read more about urchins, otters and climate change.
March 02, 2021
On Dec. 11, 2020, the shiny, silver research vessel Nanuq departed Seward carrying a small group of faculty and staff from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Onboard was a cylindrical array of sampling containers and instruments adorned with colorful balloons. A bottle of sparkling fruit juice nestled within the cluster of equipment.
March 01, 2021
The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will hold its weekly seminar on Wednesday, March 3, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. The talk will be offered by Kevin Bilyk, who is an assistant professor of biology at Montclair State University.
February 22, 2021
The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will host the final round of an online Three Minute Thesis competition on Tuesday, Feb. 23, beginning at 5 p.m.