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An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...experiencing its largest "blue/green algae" bloom in at least 30 years, Walker said."Based on sampling done by Gary Freitag with the University (of Alaska) here in Ketchikan, we have found our blue/green plankton has been a mix of coccolithophores...
UAS fish tech program has in-state focus

...said.The program was established about 10 years ago in Ketchikan in response to industry requests, Morgan said. Gary Freitag, UAF Marine Advisory Program agent in Ketchikan, was one of the initiators of the program with the goal of addressing...
Shellfish farming workshop and lectures offered

...workshop at the University of Alaska Southeast Robertson Building in Ketchikan, Oct. 9?11.Ketchikan MAP agent Gary Freitag will teach oceanography, and MAP marketing specialist Quentin Fong will teach business planning and marketing during...
New fisheries tech program at Ketchikan

...practically guarantee graduates seasonal employment in fisheries and hatcheries throughout Southeast, said instructor Gary Freitag. At a recent Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Freitag, who is also the research and evaluation manager...
Ketchikan to host invasive species conferences

...that." This year's special guests will be Dr. Sarah Reichard, a professor at the University of Washington, and Gary Freitag, a marine biologist with Marine Advisory Program in Ketchikan. Reichard specializes in the biology of invasive plant...
Oyster seed shortage in Alaska slows industry

...We want to supply the seed right now to overcome the constraints that are currently crippling the industry," said Gary Freitag, president of OceansAlaska. "I don't know of another project ... anywhere that can do what this can do for economic...
The science behind the scenery

...could identify what might be in the samples. And the information actually --is a two-way street, according to Gary Freitag, marine advisory agent for the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Sea Grant Program, two organizations...
Crustacean invasion: Beware the green crab

...Sitka and Ketchikan, plus Prince William Sound and Kachemak Bay. The most extreme green-crabwatcher is certainly Gary Freitag, who once again this year will be dropping crab pots from a float plane. Ketchikan resident Freitag, an associate...
Bubble-netting whales delight boaters

...quickly get into the deep again were pounced on by the gulls. According to several sources, including oceanographer Gary Freitag of Ketchikan, many humpback whales feed on herring and krill in Alaska and British Columbia waters, and then winter...
Ketchikan aquarium moves forward with state help

...000-square-foot facility about 10 miles south of Ketchikan on the shore of George Inlet. Tongass Coast Aquarium Board President Gary Freitag said the facility would feature local species of salmon, rockfish, halibut and crab, among others. "It's all...


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