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A conversation with John Straley

...Alaskans hate it. They just hate it. Alaskans are notoriously unforgiving."Straley and his wife, marine biologist Jan Straley -who studies whales, organizes Sitka's annual Whalefest, and is editing a book on game-changing ecologist Ed...
A book for beer-lovers of the north

...philosopher who inspired the character of "Doc" in John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row," edited by Sitka scientist Jan Straley."Beers of the North: A Field Guide to Alaska & the Yukon" is available at your local bookstore. Find out more...
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...first time, accompanied by family photos and recollections from his daughter, Nancy Ricketts. Ricketts and editor Jan Straley live in Sitka."Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer" by Heather Lende, Algonquin...
Admiralty, from many angles

...them were Sitka whale biologist Jan Straley, Sitka writer John Straley, naturalist...first time in 1979. Biologist Jan Straley had set up a research project to...the area's whales so dominated Jan Straley's attention that she was inspired...
What's happening this week

...Admiralty Wildlife Cruise, 8:30 a.m.? 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 23, Allen Marine. Sitka whale biologist Jan Straley and other naturalists and historians will lead a cruise to some of the richest marine habitat in the world. These waters...
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...Some solutions may be simple - for example, a device like a gut hook could cut material without injuring the whale. Jan Straley and Lauren Wild are working with the Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project (SEASWAP) to minimize the amount...
Author Straley to visit Juneau this weekend

...University of Washington, where he received a BA in English. He arrived in Alaska in 1977 after his wife, whale biologist Jan Straley, was hired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In Washington, Straley had been training to be a farrier (horseshoer...
Whales may impact herring stocks' recovery

...focuses on Prince William Sound, he said. "The jury is still out on what's going on there," said co-author Jan Straley.Complicating matters, a recent study published by the Society for Marine Mammalogy indicates that baleen-whale...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Six Alaskans, including Sitkan Jan Straley, have earned their way into today's...Six Alaskans, including Sitkan Jan Straley, have earned their way into today's...Six Alaskans, including Sitkan Jan Straley, have earned their way into today's...
Winter whales and other tales

About two weeks ago, Jan Straley was sailing Sitka Sound, photographing as many as 40 whales feeding...Alaska's Humpback Whales," with UAS-Sitka marine biology professor Jan Straley. ? Feb. 10: "Exploring the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis...


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