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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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Marine Mammal Specialist Leaves Island, May Not Be Replaced

Bree Witteveen. Photo courtesy of UAF Kayla Desroches/KMXT Marine mammal specialist Bree Witteveen with the Marine Advisory Program is moving to the Lower 48, and Kodiak may not get a replacement anytime soon. Witteveen’s studies have focused on whales and she’s a research assistant professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She’s also been active in investigating last summer’s massive …

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Whales Pass Through Kodiak Waters

A baleen whale breaches. Michael Dawes/flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Now is a prime time to find a spot by the ocean and hunker down with a pair of binoculars, because there’s a good chance you could spot a grey whale. Cindy Bower is leading a whale-watching trip Saturday as part of the Audubon Society and says it’s no coincidence that the …

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