Michael Castellini
UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

COSEE Alaska Primary P.I.

Primary COSEE Affiliation:

Other affiliations:
- Alaska

Interaction with COSEE Network:

Will be the featured scientist for the SEW-G grant project.

Background with Respect to Ocean Sciences Education:

Participated in a large series of public outreach programs discussing climate change, the Arctic and Antarctic and how animals at those locations are critically dependent on sea ice. Most of this outreach was part of a National Science Foundation funded program to Passport To Knowledge entitled “Polar Palooza: Stories from a Changing Planet”.

Projects in his laboratory focused on many different aspects of marine mammal biology and medicine, including nutritional physiology of harbor seals and Steller sea lions in Alaska as related to their population declines and to the survival of seal and sea lion pups.

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