Tag Archives: NOAA Fisheries

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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The Alaska Fisheries Report 27 Oct. 2016

From KMXT in Kodiak, the second biggest fishing port in the nation, this is the Alaska Fisheries Report. Speaking of which, the National Marine Fisheries Service has released its annual list of where America’s fish were landed and how much they were worth; we hear how crabbing is going on different ends of the state, and will the governor’s pink salmon …

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