Alaska Marine Science Symposium begins Monday

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 2013 Alaska Marine Science Symposium is scheduled to begin Monday in Anchorage.

Organizers say more than 1,000 marine scientists and resource managers are expected to attend sessions at the Hotel Captain Cook.

First-day presentations are geared to the general public and include sessions on ocean acidification, invasive species tied to tsunami debris, and the life cycle of chinook salmon in the marine environment.

More than 70 presentations will be made over the three days that follow.

Scientists will make presentations Jan. 22 on the Arctic. The focus Jan. 23 will be on the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands.

Presentations Jan. 24 will be on Gulf of Alaska research.

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