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Elim, Alaska, United States

"While on a field trip for work, we stopped at the beach and you can notice hundreds of dead clams and star fish littering the beach."

Clams along the tide line
Leigh Takak
Sea Stars along the tide line
Leigh Takak
Dead sea life 2
Leigh Takak
Little neck clam - a food resource in Elim

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SEATOR - Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research

While SEATOR is expanding the scope and variety of our ocean research programs, our primary motivation for doing so will always be food security. To improve Tribal and rural access to traditional foods, we’re monitoring toxic plankton blooms, testing shellfish for dangerous toxins, monitoring ocean chemistry, working with the EPA to raise water quality standards, and starting a heavy metals testing program.

COASST – Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team

Established in 1999, The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) is a citizen science project housed at the University of Washington and focused on the beach environment of the northeast Pacific. Since our beginning, over 4,500 participants on more than 450 beaches spanning four states have contributed directly to monitoring their local marine resources and ecosystem health.

Alaska Sea Grant: Marine Advisory

/ 13 Oct 2017

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program (MAP) is a university-based statewide program helping Alaskans with the practical use and conservation of the state’s marine and freshwater resources.

Paralytic shellfish poisoning

Sea star wasting disease