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NOAA biologist to give presentation

 

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NOAA Fisheries marine mammal expert Sadie Wright examines the carcass of a killer whale discovered near Petersburg last year.

The Petersburg Marine Mammal Center will host their annual meeting on Thursday night in the high school library, the meeting will be brief, lasting around 15 minutes. The Petersburg Science Series presentation on Alaska's Marine Mammal Stranding Network will follow the meeting.

Sadie Wright, wildlife biologist for NOAA Fisheries, will lead the presentation detailing what the stranding network does and why it exists nationally and in Alaska. Part of the network's mandate is dealing with dead or dying marine mammals that have become entangled or washed ashore.

"In Southeast, most of the focu...



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