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Review for Seward Association For The Advancement Of Marine Science, Seward, AK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Served as a volunteer board member for 8 years.