The Sitka Sound Science Center is pleased to announce that the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation has awarded us a grant to catalog marine debris and remove debris from Kruzof Island with a focus on debris generated by the 2011 Japanese Tsunami. The SSSC will continue its collaboration with the F/V Cherokee to access outer coast [...]
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This week saw the cumulination of a project funded by Sitka Permanent Charitable Trust and the Crossett Fund to bring a Scientific Illustrator to Sitka to work with our current Scientist in Residency Fellow to discuss and demonstrate the intersection of Art and Science. The project started when Klaudia and Michael Leccese called Jan Straley [...]
Members of the SSSC hatchery/wild salmon straying project team recently traveled to Juneau’s Fish Creek. They met with colleagues from the Prince William Sound Science Center and ADF&G to try out sampling methods for chum salmon alevin. For more information on this project and to see additional pictures check out the new project page.
The Sitka Sound Science Center Cetacean Acoustics Laboratory has equipment available for use in bioacoustics research in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska. Contact Jan Straley 907.747.7779 for more information. The SSSC Acoustics Lab Equipment
Natural History Illustrator Uko Gorter has drawn a beautiful rendition of the killer whale Kruzof, whose skeleton is on display at the SSSC. Uko took the actual 3D scan of the skeleton completed by the Idaho State University researchers Nicholas Clement and Robert Schlader of the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Artic Project. We will be reproducing the [...]
The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) was recently awarded a contract from the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game to study the effects of straying by hatchery produced chum and pink salmon. The Sitka Sound Science Center has partnered with PWSSC to conduct the field research in 32 Southeast Alaska salmon streams. [...]
Researchers from Dr. Pete Raimondi’s laboratory at UCSC, lead in the field by Melissa Miner, are working with researchers from the Sitka Sound Science Center and the University of Alaska Southeast to conduct biodiversity and MARINE protocol surveys of the intertidal at Sage Beach, Kayak Island, and Pirates Cove. This morning they surveyed Kayak Island. [...]
Bioblitz 2012 is just around the corner, August 18th. Sitka will be part of a 24-hour all-hands-on-deck effort to survey and record all the species large and small that share our home with us, and we need YOUR help! Check out the jam packed schedule and follow our website (Education>Community Outreach) for new developments.
The SSSC, in partnership with the F/V Cherokee has begun cleaning outer coasts beaches of marine debris, in particular entanglement hazards such as trawl web, highseas drift gillnets, and hawser line – we are also picking up plastics, buoys, beverage bottles, and styrofoam. Debris spawned by the Japanese Tsunami has also been identified, with most [...]