The Morning Interview

Stimpert: Sound science in Sitka Sound

Dr. Alison Stimpert

Dr. Alison Stimpert

Alison Stimpert studies the effects of sounds on marine mammals. And this month, she’s the Scientist in Residency Fellow at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Stimpert, Jan Straley and Tory O’Connell talk about the program with KCAW’s Holly Keen. Hear the interview:

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