The 2013 Stardust Ball went off with a bang thanks to hosts Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill. Here are some of our favorite moments from the costume competition, lip sync performances, and more. Huge thanks to Bobbi Jordan for taking these pics and compiling the slideshow! We have received word that the portrait photos are available for viewing at Harry Race Photo.
Stardust Ball Slideshow: Who’s under that wig?
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