Alaska SeaLife Center
The Alaska SeaLife Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have a Memorandum of Agreement that enables both to work collaboratively on joint research projects, funding agreements, and student support and mentoring. Many of the researchers at the SeaLife Center team up with College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences faculty and students on current and critical projects.
Located in Seward, Alaska, the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) occupies a seven acre waterfront site adjacent to the Seward Marine Center. It is in close proximity to numerous seabird colonies, marine mammal concentrations, and salmon streams in Resurrection Bay and the adjacent Kenai Fjords National Park and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The Center is dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation and public education. The ASLC provides a high level of infrastructure and staff support to research activities on invertebrates, fish, birds and mammals, including veterinary and husbandry care, project logistics, life support. The Center also serves as a regional stranding center, equipped to rehabilitate sick, stray, and injured marine birds, pinnipeds, sea otter and small cetaceans. The ASLC facilities include six dry laboratories, two wet laboratories, nine outdoor in-ground and four pens.