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
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