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:

Listen to iFriendly audio.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Dry weather to bring relief for HPR drivers?

Contractors roll out the CABC, or "Crushed Asphalt Base Course," in preparation for paving HPR outbound from SeaMart. The DOT says the road will be finished -- or have a temporary surface -- by the end of the paving season mid-September. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
Sitka drivers frustrated by poor road conditions on Halibut Point Road during this summer’s paving project can take heart: It’s going to get better. Al Clough, the Southeast Regional director for the Department of Transportation says that while heavy rains have been a setback, the road will be done -- or a driveable temporary surface in place -- by the end of the paving season a month from now. more

Heat pumps tap ocean’s thermal energy to warm buildings, neighborhoods

Engineering consultant Andy Baker says the thermal energy in the ocean is clean, efficient, unlimited. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
Using seawater to heat large buildings in Alaska is no longer a pipe dream. Andy Baker, an engineer with YourCleanEnergy LLC, helped design an ocean-sourced heat pump system for the Seward Sealife Center which will pay back the community’s investment in less than nine years -- just in fuel savings. Baker spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (8-20-14) about practical applications for a technology that has quickly moved from theory into reality. more