Sound Science: Sockeye salmon size predicts migratory success
During the summer of 2015, the commercial fishing community in Cordova was abuzz with rumors about why the fishermen were not catching fish, even though the escapement monitored by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was showing plenty of sockeye returning to the river system.
Sound Science: PWSSC builds resilience with new research plan
The theme of resilience emanates from the new research plan that the Prince William Sound Science Center adopted this spring. Organized into three major sections, the plan is large enough to encompass existing research programs, as well as areas of intended expansion.
Sound Science: Salmon researchers share insights at symposium
The Copper River Basin Symposium was a unique opportunity for researchers to coordinate and share knowledge on a wide variety of topics, writes Teal Barmore.
Sound Science: Investigating the spawning behavior of Pacific herring
Though herring populations are low, it's possible for them to rebuild their numbers, given the right conditions.
Sound Science: Where do puffins go in the winter?
Researchers at Prince William Sound Science Center have just begun to scratch the surface of their first year of data tracking adult Tufted Puffins in the Gulf of Alaska during winter.
Sound Science: Making a case for herring research
Prince William Sound Science Center researchers are compiling a vitally important body of data on herring populations.
Sound Science: Hydroponics in our schools
Hydroponic seedlings. Photo courtesy of Teal BarmoreSecond grade students at Mt. Eccles Elementary shifted in their seats with wonder...
PWSSC researcher heads to Antarctica for field work
Prince William Sound Science Center research assistant Anne Schaefer is headed south for her second year working with penguins for long-term seabird research projects in Antarctica.
Field season marked by low flow and high pre-spawn mortality
It was a very strange year for the Prince William Sound Science Center field crews collecting data on pink salmon for the pedigree component of the Alaska Hatchery Research Project (AHRP) in Prince William Sound this last summer.
PWS marine temperature anomalies have doubled
Warm waters are affecting plankton populations, Prince William Sound Science Center oceanographers have found.
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