Strait Science

The Strait Science Series lectures are presented by Northwest Campus and Alaska Sea Grant to promote understanding between citizens of the Bering Strait region and the researchers who frequent the Seward Peninsula.

If you would like to participate/present in the lecture series, please contact Gay Sheffield, the local MAP agent in Nome.

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Current events

Flyer for Honoring Heroes
Honoring Heroes: Rescue by Gambell Guardsmen, 07/07/22

Thursday, July 7 | 6:30pm

In 1955, a US Navy patrol aircraft was shot down by Russian MiGs and crashed onto St. Lawerence Island, south of Gambell. Gambell Alaska Army Guardsmen rescued and sheltered the 11 crew members until they could return to the mainland. Come learn about and celebrate this legendary rescue by the Gambell community. Hear about the upcoming ceremony awarding the Alaska Heroism Medal to family members of the rescue crew and the last living rescuer.

Join via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 857 5359 9672, Passcode: 581588
Or call: 253-215-8782

Verdie Brown is the Director of the Alaska State Office of Veterans Affairs.

Past events

Bering Strait Birds: Avian Flu + Die-Off Events

05/26/2022

Sea Ice Radar: Coming to Nome!

05/18/2022

Bering Sea Ice Seals: Researchers Return!

05/11/2022

Oculus Gliders: Drones Off Nome's Shores

04/28/2022

The Shark Side: Meet Our Salmon Shark

04/17/2022

Wild Weather Winter '21-'22 in Western AK

04/07/22

Harmful Algae, The Arctic Food Web + Summer 2019

03/31/22.

Ice Seals: Research in the New North

03/24/22

Right On The Brink: North Pacific Right Whales

03/10/2022

Update: McKay's Bunting Alaska's Island Songbird

02/16/2022

Counting Walruses: The View from Above

02/03/22

The NMFS RAP: Give Input on Future Research Needs

01/27/22

Troops In Nome: AK National Guard Arctic Eagle 2022

01/13/22

USCG, Tribes, + The Bering Strait Region

12/09/21

Sikuliaq Returns: November 2021 Report from the North

12/02/21

2021 Surface Trawl Survey: Partnering for New Data

11/11/21

2021 Bottom Trawl Survey: What Did They Find?

11/04/21

Summer 2021: What Happened and Why?

10/28/21

Will Gyrfalcons Stay?: Habitat, Diet, + Climate Change

10/21/21

North to the Chukchi Sea: Warming Waters + Toxic Algae "Seeds"

10/14/21

Bones Tell Stories: The Shaktoolik Archaeology Project

10/07/21

Naval Research: Testing New Tools in the North

09/23/21

It's in Their Bones: Walruses Past and Present

09/09/21

NOAA + Coastal Tribes: Marine Research Coordination

08/26/21

Arctic Raptors: Balancing Diets Amidst Change

08/18/21

Research At Sea: Joining Forces in the North

08/12/21

Live From R/V Sukuliaq: Mercury and Shrinking Ice

06/10/21

Pieces of History: The Shaktoolik Archaeology Project

06/03/21

Arctic Research Plan: How You Can Contribute

05/19/21

Bering Strait Weather 2020 Re-Cap / 2021 Outlook

05/12/21

Diomede's Auklets + the 2015-206 Marine Heatwave

04/29/21

Rural Research Wins! 2020 Norton Sound King Crab Survey

04/22/21

USCG: Protecting Alaska's Resources for the Future

04/14/21

Alaskan Ice Seals: Rehab to Research

04/08/21

Whales, Seals, + Walruses: Listening to Track Migration

04/01/21

Rabid Foxes: Protect Your Kids + Pets

03/24/21

Ice Seals: Research in the New North

03/19/21

Spectacled Eiders: Responding to Low-Ice Habitat

02/25/21

Endangered Species Act: Critical Habitat, Regional Animals, and You

02/19/21

USCG Polar Star Patrol Off Western and Northern Alaska

02/12/21

Responding to Warming Waters: Seabirds at Sea

02/11/21

Seafloor Mapping: Evolving Technology for a New North

01/22/21

Ocean Algae in Warming Regional Seas

01/14/21

Bering Strait Oceanography: Local Partnership

01/07/21

Ocean Drones: Counting Bering Sea Pollock

12/10/20

Pink Salmon: Adapting to Warming Waters

11/12/20

Winter 2020 Outlook: Sea Ice & Climate

10/29/20

Alaska Seabirds & Harmful Algal Blooms

10/22/20

Ecosystem Field Update: Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas

10/01/20

Bering Strait Trash Talk: A Notable International Event

09/24/20

Yellow-Billed Loons: Revealing Environmental Secrets

09/17/20

Aleutian Terns: Who Is The "Other" Alaskan Tern

09/03/20

Gray Whale Diet: Can Northern Bering Sea Still Feed 'em?

08/19/20

Bering Strait Seabird Die-off: Partnering In Search Of Answers

08/13/20

Pacific Cod: Winter Travels From The Bering Strait Region

07/28/20

Chukchi Sea: Fin Whales What Brings Them North?

07/23/20

Bering Strait Weather: Winter Recap, Summer Outlook

05/28/20

Savoonga Seabirds: Clues To The Die-Off

03/30/20

Chasing Arctic Cod: R/V Sikuliaq Reports Back

03/12/20

Walruses, Grey Whales, & Eiders: Are Their Food Options Changing?

02/05/20

2019 Fisheries Survey: What Did They Find?

11/07/19

Sikuliaq Heads North: Storms, Ice, And The Food Chain

11/05/19