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The Science of Southeast Alaska’s Sea Otters

A Symposium to Share the Latest Scientific Data

UAS and UAF co-hosted a scientific symposium on sea otter biology at the UAS Egan Library the evening on February 21, 2013. Top sea otter experts presented their latest research and findings to faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. A series of lectures was followed by a question and answer session. Questions were submitted from members of the Alaskan public during the Symposium and in the days leading up to the Symposium.

The Symposium program and presenter biographies may be found here.

Several presentations are available on-line. Click on the links below to view a pdf.

To read a synopsis of the Symposium that was published in the Juneau Empire, click here.

To learn some quick facts about the expanding sea otter population in Southeast Alaska, click here to read an article written by Ginny Eckert and Heidi Pearson.

Ginny Eckert, James Estes, and Verena Gill presented a summary of their research to the House Fisheries Committee on 2/21/13.  A video recording of this hearing may be found here.    To view their presentation, click here and then click on the top link in the table. 




They were also interviewed on KTOO's A Juneau Afternoon. Click  to listen to an audio recording from 2/20/13.

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