UAS Biologists to Present at Bubble Feed Fundraiser
Mathews and Teerlink to make Presentations
UAS Marine Biology faculty Beth Mathews and UAS Biology graduate (2007) Suzie Teerlink will make presentations at an upcoming fundraising dinner for the Humpback Whale Sculpture Project. Teerlink will show the new humpback whale web site that she helped to develop for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The web site is a public resource for information on humpback whales and also holds a digital catalog of humpback flukes photos that can be used to identify individual whale. The whale Website was, in part, inspired by a senior Research Project that Teerlink did with Mathews.
The humpback whale sculpture, by R.T. “Skip” Wallen, is underway for the 50th Anniversary of Alaska Statehood. Wallen is best known for his bear sculpture by the Court House building in downtown Juneau. Dinner will be served by Chez Alaska with a No-Host bar. The event is Sunday, October 19, 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (586-2787) or on-line at www.jahc.org.