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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Biological & Life Sciences, Zoos & Aquariums

Mission: The alaska sealife center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of alaskas marine ecosystems.

Programs: Research program - cold water marine research facility dedicated to research of marine mammals, birds and fish, ongoing steller sea lion research. Also, includes the activities of the north pacific marine research institute.

visitor and education program - connects visitors of all ages with current research and rehabilitation projects through innovative programs which range from trained interpreters available to answer visitors' questions to scheduled programs for visitors who want more in-depth information on alaska's marine ecosystems.

rehabilitation program - only permanent facility in the state designed for treatment & rehabilitation of marine birds and animals. Also provides educational outreach, additional data for federal agencies and researchers.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have collaborated with the Alaska SeaLife Center on a variety of projects involving ocean science and environmental measurements. The Center staff are competent and motivated to advancement of marine science in Seward and in Alaska. The Center's managers are forward-thinking and willing to branch out from the core mission. I'm proud to have worked with the Alaska SeaLife Center and hope to continue to do so.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a top-notch research and education institution. We are so fortunate to have such a world class center in Alaska. They have cultivated stellar partnerships with many others working in Alaska on marine issues.

The Alaska SeaLife Center is located in Seward which is approximately 3 hours by car from Anchorage. This provides an ideal getaway for locals as well as an informative, enjoyable, and beautiful attraction for our out of state visitors.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a remarkable institution for communicating marine science to Alaskans and visitors. The list of projects identified for this 5k giveaway would increase the capacity of ASLC to spread key scientific messages to an interested public and provide the opportunity for career development for a summer intern. I have visited many if not most of the preeminent aquariums and marine research institutions across the US in my career and strongly feel the ASLC does the best job I have seen for the budget they have to work with. I strongly encourage your support in this and future fundraising endeavors.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Alaska SeaLife Center plays an important and unique role in the state. Its education program, which reaches school groups and teachers, as well as the general public, stresses the urgent need for understanding and conserving Alaska's marine resources, which are vital for the long term health and sustainability of its beautiful environments as well as for the Alaskan economy.
As the only animal rehabilitation center in this vast state, it has become a focal point because of its expertise in animal husbandry and animal rehabilitation. Thus, it is poised to respond to various kinds of environmental emergencies as no other institution can.

Last, and centainly not least, its role and importance as a research institution is vital to the state and to the nation . The work that has been done on animal populations in the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea and other areas is critical to the sustainability of its animal populations and of the Alaskan economy. Because of its geographic location, it can easily address important research questions about such things as variation in the productivity of the artic waters. In addition, as a public place that houses research scientists and exhibits the animals used in their research projects, it is positioned to give its visitors insights into the ongoing process of research itself.

Clearly this unique institution is worthy of support.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Through my affiliation with the US Arctic Research Commission, I have come to appreciate the great work done by the Alaska SeaLife Center. They are first rate, and a real asset to the scientific research community, as well as an educational gem. Their marine mammal rehabilitation program is among the best in the world.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have dealt with the Alaska SeaLife Center as the Science Liaison for the US Coast Guard for the Pacific, and for the CG Icebreakers. I have given a talk at ASLC to coordinate efforts between CG-supported science and ASLC activities, and to coordinate educational outreach opportunities between CG icebreakers making port calls in Seward, Alaska, and ALSC tours, talks, etc.
I have found the ASLC to be extremely well managed, and to have a strong leadership impact within the State and local communities in leading public discussion and thought on important ocean issues, of which Alaska has many.

Review from Guidestar