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 M/V Tiglax Sails for Science


The M/V Tiglax provides critical support for biological work and management programs on the far-flung lands of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. 

The M/V Tiglax (TEKH-lah - Aleut for eagle) and its crew work for the Refuge as its research and transportation support vessel. In a season, the Tiglax may sail to islands in Southeast Alaska, the far western end of the Aleutian Chain, and into the Bering Sea, typically traveling, 15,000 to 20,000 nautical miles.

Sea-going Research Platform for
Seabird surveys
Oceanographic studies
Marine mammal studies
Fish studies

Transport to Field Camps (personnel and supplies) for
Seabird and marine mammal monitoring
Biological inventories
Invasive species management
Archaeological investigations

Chartering the Tiglax
Depending on space available on board or in the schedule, other agencies or universities may apply with projects that contribute to the understanding of marine resources and their management.

To find out about charter costs, availability and the Tiglax schedule contact: alaskamaritime@fws.gov (attention Tiglax scheduler)

Tiglax Quick Facts
2011 Tiglax Field Season Report
2010 Tiglax Field Season Report
2009 Tiglax Field Season Report
2008 Tiglax Field Season Report 
Sailing for Science Fact Sheet 

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013
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