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Sitka Conservation Society community organizer Ray Friedlander, concerned citizen Paul Rioux, and Blatchley Middle School student David Wilcox discuss their concerns with the FDA approval process for genetically-modified salmon. A rally is planned tomorrow (Sat Feb 9) at 1 PM in the Crescent Harbor shelter, and in other communities around the state.
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Genetically-modified fish topic of Saturday rally
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