Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

Endangered and Declining Species in the Aleutians: Are the Declines Driven by Changes in the Ecosystem or Human Interactions?

There are several high trophic level species that have been declining in abundance for well more than two decades in the Aleutian Islands, including the western stock of Steller sea lion, short-tailed albatross, Aleutian Canada goose, sea otters, and possibly harbor seals.  For many of these species the reasons for these declines are not well understood, but may include changes in prey availability due to fishing or ecosystem changes, contaminants and pollution, direct takes, habitat loss, trophic cascades, and predation.

 

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Aug
19
to Aug 20

Promoting Coastal Resilience and Adaptation in Alaska

The two-day workshop is intended to provide regional residents and resource managers with the information and tools they need to better respond to coastal climate change challenges, and to support healthy habitats and resilient communities. The workshop in Unalaska in association with the Aleutian Life Forum is part of a sequence of workshops in to review, refine and improve information and tools available to communities and managers in Arctic Alaska, and build the climate change resilience network in the Unalaska.  

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