Sunday on Raven Anthology from 1:30 to 2:30pm, host Carolyn Servid will interview Homer writer Eva Saulitis about her book Into Great Silence about killer whales in Prince William Sound. Eva studied a particular group of whales for over 25 years, before, during and after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Her book recounts her research and extensive time with the killer whales and explores the juxtaposition of science with more personal human experiences with these extraordinary animals.
Killer Whale Tales
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