November 5, 2018

Phytoplankton Monitoring

New Funding adds Phytoplankton Monitoring to Prince William Sound Oceanographic Monitoring Program By Teal Barmore With new funding from the North Pacific Research Board, biological oceanographer […]
October 10, 2018

2018 Tufted Puffin Field Work Photo Highlights

Prince William Sound Science Center researchers Dr. Kristen Gorman and Anne Schaefer spent two weeks at the end of July and beginning of August on Middleton […]
October 10, 2018

Overwinter Ecology Study of Tufted Puffins

By Teal Barmore Seventy miles offshore in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska, at the edge of the continental shelf, sits Middleton Island. Middleton is […]
September 13, 2018

Pacific Herring Response to Predators

Dr. Pete Rand publishes work on Prince William Sound Pacific herring’s response to predators. By Teal Barmore The spring spawning event of Pacific herring in Prince […]
May 28, 2018

Studies of Reproductive Maturity among Age Cohorts of Pacific Herring

By Dr. Kristen Gorman  Photos by Teal Barmore  As part of the Herring Research and Monitoring (HRM) Program, a collaborative group of scientists from Prince William Sound Science […]
May 21, 2018

Lower Copper River Sonar Station Installation

Photo Highlights by Dr. Rob Campbell Dr. Rob Campbell and his two technicians, April Richards and Kevin Absil, installed the lower Copper River sonar station in mid-May, a project […]
May 1, 2018

Jig a Jig Jig –  Tagging Herring in Spring  

By Dr. Mary Anne Bishop   Photos by Ben Gray unless otherwise noted. Pacific herring, a small forage fish, has long been considered sensitive to handling.  As a result, there […]
April 17, 2018
Prince William Sound Pacific herring spawn event

Hydroacoustic spawning biomass surveys of Pacific herring

Every spring, researchers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and the Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) work together to estimate the spawning biomass of Pacific herring […]
March 20, 2018
Ice Sheets to Oceans: Linkages between Changing Watersheds and the Northern Gulf of Alaska

PWSSC Staff present at the Copper River Delta Science Symposium

From March 27 to 29, researchers and educators from the Prince William Sound Science Center will be presenting their work to other researchers, decision makers, and […]
February 27, 2018

Ocean Tracking Network Research Cruise

For the last 10 years, the Prince William Sound Science Center has maintained underwater acoustic arrays, a technology to tag and track marine animals, in Prince […]
December 5, 2017

Citizen Science Opportunity in Cordova

Do you like to visit shorelines around Cordova? Are you interested in seabirds and helping collect data that can support scientists’ ability to evaluate changes in […]
October 11, 2017

“The Blob” with Dr. Rob

This new film explores “The Blob,” a warm water anomaly that started in the Gulf of Alaska and later spread up and down the coast of […]