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COASST volunteers identify a beached bird in Washington. (COASST photo)
Barbara Blackie is a visiting biologist from Port Angeles, Washington, who will be leading a training session 10 AM – 4 PM Saturday, September, 15, at the Sitka Sound Science Center, for residents wishing to join the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). Attendees are not obligated to participate in the program; those who do, however, will be helping biologists gather baseline data on seabird mortality.
For more information, visit COASST online.
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