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One major source of the “charisma” of Southeast Alaska is its whales. Their size inspires awe; and their impact on the ecosystem looms ever larger as we learn more about them. This will be the topic of a lecture at UAS Sitka Campus this week: “Insights into the Ecology of Southeast Alaska’s Humpback Whales.” Dr. Andy Szabo, Director of the Alaska Whale Foundation will present his research findings as part of the Natural History Seminar series on Thursday, December 10.
Andy has been studying Humpbacks, sperm whales, orcas and other whales since his days as a graduate student in 2001. In 2007, he took over as the director of AWF and is now overseeing the development of a new research facility in Warm Springs Bay – the Center for Coastal Conservation. On Thursday, Andy will talk about some of his latest whale research and his plans for the Center.
“Insights into the Ecology of Southeast Alaska’s Humpback Whales” will be presented from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 10 at the UAS Sitka campus in room 229. The illustrated lecture is free, and the public, including middle school and high school students, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
The Natural History Seminar Series is sponsored by the Sitka Sound Science Center, the Sitka Permanent Charitable Trust, and the UAS Sitka Campus.
For more information, contact Kitty LaBounty at UAS. 907-747-7700.
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