Tag Archives: marine debris

Kids combine environmental awareness and art

Bonnie Dillard and bear sculpture. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The First Friday art walk will feature one stop that draws attention to the issue of marine debris. Last year, former teacher Bonnie Dillard led students in a project that used trash washed up on local beaches to make a series of salmon sculptures and one larger …

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Nonprofit Begins Two Year Marine Debris Cleanup

Marine debris. (Photo by John Vonderlin / Flickr) This month, a local nonprofit begins a two year beach clean-up along the road system. Island Trails Network executive director Andy Schroeder says this effort will match the constant stream of marine debris that washes up on Kodiak shores. And this one will be on a regular basis. Schroeder says that’s in …

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Steller Sea Lion Spotted Entangled in Marine Debris

Steller sea lions in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community members have been reporting sightings of a Steller sea lion with a rope constricting its neck. It appears to have gotten entangled in marine debris. Bree Witteveen, a mammal specialist with the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, says they’ve been …

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