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Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...spray. They sprayed it on cities and forests from planes. You can watch old footage of that on YouTube. Carson, a marine biologist by training, reeled off study after study that proved good insects like pollinators and every living thing that...
On the Trails: Middens

...bundles are called "dreys."Who else makes middens? Octopuses often pile stones and shells in front of their dens. Marine biologists use the accumulation to locate the dens and analyze the shells to determine the diet of the den-dwellers. One kind...
Passport to STEM success

...our model ponds," Kalila said. That was an ongoing science project in her class.Kalila said she wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up, but she also enjoyed the chemistry and electricity activities that night.Across the hall was...
My Turn: The heart of the Southeast Alaska economy is its ocean

...those dollars goes to someone who works directly with the ocean. It could be a commercial fisherman, kayak guide, marine biologist, boat builder, an engineer on the ferry or a Lieutenant with the Coast Guard. But taken together, the more than...
Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities to be celebrated tonight

...Eva Saulitis of HomerEssayist and poet Eva Saulitis' works often highlight her dual role as an author and a marine biologist. Her most recent book is "Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss Among Vanishing Orcas," in which...
Alaska books roundup 2013

...of Owls: A Novel" by John Keeble. This literary thriller, which interweaves fiction and science, centers on a marine biologist who angers Big Oil through her research in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. (University of Washington Press, September 2013...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...adapt to high CO2. But they may not have time."It's almost like an arms race," said Gretchen Hofmann, a marine biologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "We can see that the potential for rapid evolution is there...
Encroaching sea already a threat in Caribbean nations

...globe's most vulnerable regions."It's a massive threat to the economies of these islands," said Owen Day, a marine biologist with the Caribsave Partnership, a nonprofit group based in Barbados that is spearheading adaptation efforts...
Aboard thermal airship, Greenpeace takes to the sky

...said.Greenpeace conducted two expeditions to the aforementioned canyons in 2007 and 2012. Hocevar, who is also a marine biologist, led about half of the 40 dives, driving their submarine almost 2,000 feet under the sea. What they found was...
Sea, sun and science, oh yes!

...time."My favorite thing is going on the boat, and driving the ROV under water," she said. "I want to be a marine biologist when I get older."For youth like Kesey and Jenkins, the Sun to Sea Science Camp offers a glimpse into what such...


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