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Ocean Gardeners: Why Whale Poop Matters Now More Than Ever

Whales play a crucial role in our ecosystem. Learn about the fascinating concept of whale pumps, how whale poop sustains marine life and its impact on climate change.

“We know whales help in nutrient recycling and they help to maintain healthy oceans,” says Heidi Pearson, a marine biologist at the University of Alaska Southeast and the principal investigator for Bloch’s research project.


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UAS Evening at Egan Fall Lecture Series Begins September 8 with Fulbright Scholar Dr. Shingo Hamada

September 1, 2023

The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan kicks off on September 8 at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus with a presentation by Fulbright Scholar Dr. Shingo Hamada: “Eating the Herring: Rifts and Responses in the North Pacific.”


JoMarie Alba selected as UAS Student Retention Specialist

August 23, 2023

This position supports the University of Alaska system Alaska Native Success Initiative (ANSI) and the UAS priority of attracting and retaining Alaska Native students, and community engagement.

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