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Kodiak Fishermen Concerned About Navy Training Plans 1 of 2

Maggie Wall/KMXT High ranking Navy brass were in Kodiak during ComFish Alaska to review options tor the navy training exercise scheduled to begin in the Gulf of Alaska the first week of May. Many salmon fishermen and local communities are opposing both the scheduling and location of the exercise. Fishermen and local governments from around the gulf have expressed concerns ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report-April 20, 2017

Maggie Wall/KMXT In Bristol Bay, Togiak herring biologists are predicting a May opener. Chemical oil spill dispersants are better for birds than they are for fish and some biologist want to set up new protocols to put in effect before a spill occurs, and more monitoring of dispersants after a spill. Speaking of oil spills…Vessel owners and crews around southcentral ... Read More »

Painted Rocks Beautify Kodiak, Engage Families

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Rock painted by DeAnn Medina. Photo by DeAnn Medina Kayla Desroches/KMXT The sale of acrylic paints has peaked in Kodiak, and it’s because of a new art craze in town. Painted rocks have been popping up on the local trails, café tables, and even in the meat section of Safeway. The activity, which found success in the Lower 48, has ... Read More »

Symposium Highlights Citizen Science

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT A science symposium today through Friday brings with it talks on a number of coastal research topics, including how community members can keep such studies going strong through participation in the research itself. The Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium covers regional projects and collects the lectures under thematic sessions: Changing Ecosystems, Habitat and Process, Dynamic Methods, Community and ... Read More »

High School Brings Ookiest, Kookiest Family to Kodiak

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re altogether ooky. It’s the Addams Family – the musical. Kodiak High School Theater Arts is tackling the Broadway production, which is based on the world of the morbid, yet endearing, Addams family. Fans of the TV show from the 1960s, the movies from the 1990s, or the comic strips ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

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On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches leads a science-themed show with Sea Grant’s Julie Matweyou talking about the multi-day Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium. Also joining are ecologist Julia Parrish, Alaska Sea Grant Director Paula Cullenberg, and Robyn Cassidy, who’s organizing the Science March on Saturday. Read More »

Science Symposium Brings With It Talk on Warming Oceans

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Warming ocean conditions may be killing off seabirds and affecting fish populations, and it’s unlikely to change without intervention. That’s part of what University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Russ Hopcroft will talk about for his lecture at the upcoming Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium. Hopcroft and his project partners study the northern Gulf of Alaska. He says in ... Read More »

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