It’s the 10th Anniversary of Encounters!
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Encounters is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary! In addition to new shows, we’ll be airing some classics. You can help choose which shows to rebroadcast by going to http://encountersnorth.org/survey.htm to vote for your favorites.
“Here’s a recent photo of a Humpback Whale not far from Sitka. No matter how many times I see and hear these animals, and no matter how close or far away they are, it’s always a big thrill and a reminder of how privileged we are to have so much wildness around us in Alaska. – Nels”
Encounters airs on Sundays at 10:30 am.
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.
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