The R/V Tiĝlax̂ (TEKH-lah - Unangam Tunuu or Aleut for eagle) and its crew work for the Refuge as its research and transportation support vessel. In a season, the Tiĝlax̂ 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
- Seabird surveys
- Oceanographic studies
- Marine mammal studies
- Fish studies
Ambassador to Communities
- summer and school year youth education programs
- youth employment experiences through Youth Conservation Corps and tribal partnerships
- dockside tours and open ship days in communities adjacent to the refuge
Transport to Field Camps (personnel and supplies)
- Seabird and marine mammal monitoring
- Biological inventories
- Invasive species management
- Archaeological investigations
Cooperators Use of the Tiĝlax̂
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 reimbursement costs, availability and the Tiĝlax̂ schedule contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (attention Tiĝlax̂ scheduler).