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Cindy Gibson, with the Sitka Summer Music Festival, and Greater Sitka Arts Council staff Jeff Budd and Abigail Carney discuss plans for ‘Salmon in the Trees,’ an art installation in Sitka National Historical Park which will be mounted on Wed Jun 19. Artists should submit completed salmon by Jun 15. Blank salmon are $25 at Baranof Island Artists Gallery or Waddell & Reed.
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‘Salmon in the Trees’ links art, biology
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more