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Sun’aq Tribe prepares to respond to whale strandings

Breaching humpback whale. (Photo by Antarctica Bound/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Sun’aq tribe is working on partnering with the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network so some of its staff can respond to alive and dead whales that wash ashore in the Kodiak Archipelago. Kelly Krueger, a biologist for the Sun’aq Tribe, was one of the people who came face-to-face with one …

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Two Marine Mammal Specialists Conduct Kodiak’s First Whale Survey of 2016

A dead gray whale floating in the ocean. Photo by Kate Wynne Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last summer, a mass die-off of at least 40 whales under unknown circumstances caused NOAA to declare an “unusual mortality event.”  Many of those whales, the majority of which were fin or humpback whales, were spotted on or around the Kodiak Archipelago. On Friday, KMXT’s Kayla …

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