Tag Archives: Brent Pristas

Volunteers team up for an ocean-side necropsy after another gray whale washes up dead

Another dead gray whale washed up on Kodiak late last week, this time near Surfers Beach. A team of volunteers, led by local veterinarian Dr. Emily Iacobucci and NOAA Fisheries Special Agent Brent Pristas, headed out the road on Saturday morning to begin a necropsy on the specimen. It was a labor-intensive process involving hours of stripping blubber off the …

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Art Project Encourages Salmon Discussion

Children write responses to fisheries-based questions. Kitty Farnham sits far right. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The first cohort of Alaska Salmon Fellows is wrapping up its pilot year with final projects. The program brings together different innovators in the state, from policy makers to artists, and prompts them to start discussions about the salmon industry. Local …

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