Tag: sea lion

Sitka’s 2018: A year for the bold

2018 in Sitka, fortune favored the bold. From landlocked sea lions refusing to stand down, to protesters calling for change, Sitkans fought for what they believed in this year. KCAW’s Katherine Rose reflects on a year in Sitka when behaved boldly  without apology. Read More

Sitka sea lion hits the westward trail

Marine mammal experts say the Sitka sea lion that came ashore about a month ago is alive and well. After biologists sedated the animal and returned it to sea, scientists with NOAA and the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network attached a satellite tag on the sea lion’s front right flipper to keep track of it. Read More

‘Confused’ sea lion wanders Sitka street, waiting to go home

Authorities are taking a “wait-and-see” approach with a large sea lion that was discovered early Friday morning (8-31-18) in the roadway near Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka. Officials with NOAA’s Marine Mammal Stranding Network believe the sub-adult male is frightened and confused, and will eventually return to the water on his own. Read More

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