Humpback Whale Re-Articulation Project

What does it take to rebuild a whale skeleton?  Scientists, faculty, and students from UAS and Sitka High School – plus numerous community volunteers – took on this project after a one year old humpback whale washed ashore near Sitka in early March 2023. Re-articulating a whale is a process requiring lots of community collaboration.…

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WhaleFest Nov. 3-6, 2023

“Sound” Science: Voices from the Ocean This year’s Sitka WhaleFest explores the theme of “sound” science from a variety of angles: using sound waves for communication within the ocean, how scientists use sound to study underwater ecosystems, diverse approaches of inquiry in our natural world, and connections to current research in Sitka Sound. Join us…

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Ecology PhD Returns to Outer Coast

We are thrilled to announce that visiting faculty member Caroline Daws will be returning for the 2023-2024 Outer Coast Year Fall Semester. Caroline first came to Outer Coast in Spring 2022, when she taught two courses, Fungi of the Forest and Intertidal. She received her PhD in Ecology and Evolution from Stanford University, and her…

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