The longer that relatively isolated communities like Sitka go with few or no cases of the coronavirus, the less threatened they feel by the infection -- or not. Social scientists want to learn what factors inform our perception of risk over the course of a pandemic, and -- ultimately -- how our perception of risk informs policy decisions for the community. Researchers want to know what you think.
A research team at the Sitka Sound Science Center wants to see if biodegradable hinges can prevent “ghost fishing” in Alaska. While that may sound a little spooky, it’s actually pretty straightforward.