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Ocean Knowledge: Episode 7


On Feb. 10, Gay Sheffield and Rick Thoman discussed ecological research in conjunction with regional knowledge with Ocean Knowledge host Megan Onders.

Sheffield, with the Alaska Sea Grant, noticed researchers looking towards the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea during the Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Thoman, an Alaska climate specialist, addressed a need for more regionally specific weather forecasts in Western Alaska.

Learn more by listening to the full episode below.

About this program: Megan Onders of Nome hosts a show about the ocean ecosystem, local and regional concerns and subsistence in Western Alaska. Ocean Knowledge on KNOM aims to provide the inspiration and tools for people to become more engaged in ocean stewardship. It airs on 780 AM 96.1 FM Fridays at 1 p.m.

Image at top: A map of Western Alaska weather stations as of February 2023. Graphic courtesy of Rick Thoman, used with permission.

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