September 29, 2004
Unalaska MAP agent organizes popular marine issues forum
Unalaska, Alaska—Marine Advisory Program (MAP) Agent Reid Brewer has organized 14 marine science lectures thus far in an ongoing series he's created called Forum of Alaska Marine Issues. The marine issues series is co-sponsored by MAP and the Museum of the Aleutians.
The series features guest scientists from across Alaska and the country on subjects such as giant squid, octopus ecology, rockfish, New Zealand's dusky dolphins, satellite tagging studies of Pacific halibut, population dynamics of Aleutian Island seabirds and fur seals, undersea earthquakes, paralytic shellfish poison, and whale research. Scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as from other institutions including Texas A&M, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Indiana State University, the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, the University of Hawaii, and the Alaska Steller Sea Lion Commission, have presented their research at the forum.
The marine issues series has proven a big hit among the residents of Unalaska, with standing room only crowds in attendance.