Gov. Parnell wants to find ways to bring natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. University of Alaska lands office offering two timber sales on Mitkoff Island, south of Petersburg. State drafting management plan for newly created Southeast Alaska State Forest. Legislation passes the Alaska House expanding popular tax credit to include herring. Ferry Aurora sailing again.
Tues Mar 18, 2014
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