June 2014

 

How many birds?

11.06.2014 in Education

It’s a POPULATION COUNT YEAR on the Pribilof Islands.   What is a “Population Count Year”? The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (AMNWR) counts the number of seabirds breeding on both St. Paul and St. George Island every three years. 2014 is one of those years.   Why do we count…

Marine Debris

09.06.2014 in Education, Uncategorized

“Ophelia” octopus created out of marine debris by Kodiak High School students.   One of the main focuses for the 2014 summer Seabird Camp on St. Paul Island is Marine Debris. We’re going to be doing a beach clean up, conduct an experiment looking at the degradation of plastic in…

Don’t Throw it!

09.06.2014 in Education, Uncategorized

“Stow it-don’t throw it” is a youth debris and ocean conservation program dedicated to protect marine environments. As part of this cool project, youth make recycling bins for used monofilament fishing line. READ MORE One of the main focuses for Seabird Camp 2014 is Marine Debris.  We’ll be learning about…

Pribilof Debris

09.06.2014 in Education, Uncategorized

Is there marine debris on the Pribilof Islands? YES! The main risks of marine debris on the Pribilof Islands are the ingestion of small plastic particles by birds and marine mammals and the entanglement of fur seals. Seals can become entangled in trawl net webbing, plastic packing materials, and monofilament…