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Seward Association For The Advancement Of Marine Science

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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

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The ASLC is a most enjoyable place to visit with some of Alaska's amazing sealife on display. The center does not only provide a fun place to visit, but it is also very educational and its research and rehabilitation programs will hopefully ensure that those beautiful creatures will be around for many more generations to see.

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Gregory C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

As a local resident of Seward I have many opportunities to witness the workings of the Alaska Sea Life Center. I am always impressed by the fun, yet informative displays found at the Center. The ability to view such a variety of sea life in a realistic environment makes learning very enjoyable. As lodging providers we are constantly hearing praise about the Center from our guests who visit it.
If I had to make one suggestion, it would be to try to lower the cost of admission. While I know that the funds are used very efficiently, some of our guests have been put off by the cost of admission.

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