Alaska SeaLife Center news

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2000

Murre chick still thriving

A murre chick, the first diving bird hatched at the SeaLife Center habitat, is thriving. It is active and can be seen swimming around the habitat with adult murres.

Salmon Derby offer

Anyone registered to fish in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby, Aug. 12-20, can receive a free thermal mug with any purchase of $20 or more by showing their derby ticket at the ASLC Discovery Shop. Offer valid during the derby only and while supplies last.

$1,000 drawing for fishers

The ASLC is conducting a project that addresses genetic issues related to the restoration and monitoring of pink salmon populations after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Almost 50,000 pink salmon were marked with an adipose fin clip and released last May. They are being used by investigators from the University of Montana as part of an ongoing research project designed to understand the fundamental population biology and genetics of pink salmon.

Any fisher that catches a pink with a healed scar in place of its adipose fin (right above the tail) and turns it in to one of the ASLC's collection sites will be entered in a $1,000 drawing held at the end of September. Collection sites are behind the Kenai Fjords National Park building in the small boat harbor at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on the west side of the ASLC's loading dock at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Children's activity time

The ASLC children's craft activity time takes place every day from 1-3 p.m. in the research alcove, located on the second floor of the ASLC across from the discovery touch pool.

Alaska SeaLife Invitational

The second annual ASLC Invitational will be held Thursday through Saturday at the center. Due to a fund-raising event during the invitational, the ASLC will close at 4 p.m. on Friday and open again for regular hours on Saturday at 8 a.m.

For more information, contact Linda Ashley at 224-6312 or 800-224-2525 ext. 312.

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