Justine Webb is the field station coordinator for the Sitka Sound Science Center and Jan Straley is a humpback whale biologist with the University of Alaska Southeast. They’re preparing for this Saturday’s Food Web Cruise (8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, departing from Crescent Harbor; tickets $55 including brunch, available at Old Harbor Books or on the dock). This year’s WhaleFest theme will be unveiled during the cruise. A guest panel of naturalists and scientists will be aboard the cruise to explain the food web of Sitka Sound — and there will be brunch for the humans!

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