Tag Archives: Emily Iacobucci

Kodiak Mask Makers churn out hundreds of masks for Kodiak’s emergency response

In response to state and international health advisories that anyone going out in public wear a mask, Kodiak’s Emergency Operations Center launched a drive for 2000 face masks to supply to the local community. Masks are widely recommended to protect people from transmitting respiratory droplets from the nose and mouth — those are the primary carriers of the coronavirus, according …

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Surfers’ Beach whale necropsy adds to the growing body of data about 2019 gray whale deaths

Yet another gray whale washed up in Alaska this month, this time on Kodiak’s Surfers’ Beach. These strandings are becoming increasingly common, but scientists still don’t have a solid picture of what’s going on with the population. The stranded gray whale was discovered on Surfers Beach the first week of July. Necropsy samples were collected under the MMHSRP Permit #18786. …

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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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