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Researchers investigate uptick in stranded and dying otters

KENAI - Researchers are trying to figure out what has been causing more dead and dying sea otters to wash up on Kachemak Bay beaches near Homer.State wildlife officials have seen five times as many stranded sea otters in the last month than...
Parks: Welcome, Fourth Graders

...Stevens Marine Research Institute is already free and open to the public; so is the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center. Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Reserve is also participating in the program, said NOAA spokesperson Julie Speegle.Sept. 25 of...
Coast Guard ends Kachemak Bay search after boaters call in

ANCHORAGE - A boat reported missing in Kachemak Bay is out of danger.KTUU-TV reported Coast Guard officials...Sunday afternoon.A C-130 search plane flew over Kachemak Bay trying to spot the boat in rainy conditions.
Kachemak Bay tour: Science, sights

...caps.On a recent weekday tour of Kachemak Bay, I felt like one of the crew of...concern that scientists with the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve and NOAA's Kasitsna...10 people on a flexible tour of Kachemak Bay highlights that day. The tour...
State | Outdoors
Cutter Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyage

...preparation, on Wednesday morning the Roanoke Island passed inside the green can - the Archimandritof Shoal buoy - and left Kachemak Bay one last time. Several families stood at the entrance of the harbor to wave good-bye to fathers and husbands. The Roanoke...
Card Street Fire spreads in Sterling

...Division of Forestry, Nikiski Fire Department, Central Peninsula Emergency Services, the U.S. Forest Service and Kachemak Bay Emergency Services have all responded to the Card Street fire. Mowry said there are 10 smoke jumpers, 3 air tankers...
Coast Guard cutter forced into retirement

...American islands. Roanoke Island is off the coast of North Carolina and Sapelo Island is near Darien, Ga. Like the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Sapelo Island is an estuarine reserve, with a small town of 50, Hog Hammock...
Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...advertising collective with more than 70 members from the Kachemak Bay region, worked with Homer High School and Kenai Peninsula College's Kachemak Bay Campus this year to offer new programs meant to help...
49 Writers announces new executive director

...accomplished writer are a perfect match for 49 Writers."Hollowell's administrative background includes working with the Kachemak Bay Writing Conference and Friends of the Homer Public Library as well as coordinating the 2012 Alaska Arts and Culture...
Wasting found in Kachemak Bay sea stars

...disease were discovered last week in Kachemak Bay.Brenda Konar and Katrin Iken...Pisaster, which is much more rare in Kachemak Bay.Konar said observers have reported...individual diseased sea stars in Kachemak Bay in the past, but this is the first...


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