Tag: Sitka Sound Science Center

Students simmer whale bones for science

 The smell of simmering whale bones wafted through the parking lot of Sitka’s UAS campus on Saturday (10-21-23). Students and volunteers are working on a project to rearticulate the skeleton of a juvenile humpback whale that washed up on Kruzof Island this spring – but first, they have to boil the bones. Read More

Citizen science meets tech in new berry monitoring project

Salmonberries are ripe and ready, and the promise of huckleberry and blueberry season is on the horizon in Sitka. But with warming temperatures, scientists say climate change could make berry picking more challenging in the future. And there’s a gap in knowledge about how berries are changing in Southeast Alaska, specifically. A new study in Sitka is underway to close that gap. Read More

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