The Research Vessel (R/V) Tiglax sails up to 20,000 nautical miles each summer in support of science and conservation within 3.4-million-acre Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Brian Salem/USFWS

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UPDATE: The tours will now take place Tuesday, April 10th, at the same time and place as previously announced.

Kendra Bush, an educator with the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, talks about ongoing scientific research at the seabird monitoring camp on St. Lazaria. The R/V Tiglax will arrive next week to oversee restoration work on the island

The vessel will be open to the public for free tours on Tuesday, April 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., anchored off the Coast Guard port  on Japonski Island. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will also host a natural history talk about St. Lazaria on Thursday, April 5th at 7:30 pm. at the University of Alaska Southeast.