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Departing ferry chief now says he was asked to leave his job. Sitka’s Sen. Bert Stedman will have less influence in new legislature, but will be cautious of knee-jerk politics. Last week’s earthquake triggers slides into two lakes on south Baranof Island, affecting hatchery operations. Sitka schools face $600,000 insurance hike. SE dungeness crabbers report comparable value to last year. Christian radio goes silent in Southeast.
Fri Jan 11, 2012
A species of fern common in Asia has been found in Southeast Alaska. But unlike invasive species, Wright’s filmy fern is an early colonizer. And figuring out how and when it got here is the next piece of the puzzle. more
Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio. more