Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Part 1: Fight between fishermen and sea otters

 

Illustration by Tawney Flores

Sea otters are considered by many people to be an adorable animal, an important part of the ecosystem, and also a nuisance that is threatening other marine life populations in Southeast Alaska. In Wrangell, many people have talked about the need for better population control when it comes to otters. The Wrangell Borough Assembly talked about loosening restrictions on hunting the creatures last September with Sebastian O'Kelly, a federal lobbyist. Back in May, fifth-grade student Brody Knecht gave a persuasive speech on the need for better population control of marine mammals as part of a cl...



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