NOAA Live! Alaska: The Tale that Blubber Tells: Beluga Research in Bristol Bay, Alaska
Interactive webinar connecting NOAA Fisheries scientists and partners with Alaska students, teachers and local communities.
September 14, 2021 - The Tale that Blubber Tells: Beluga Research in Bristol Bay, Alaska
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:00 pm Alaska time
Coral Pasi, Alaska Pacific University (now at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Olympia, WA)
What can blubber tell us about the health of whales in the wild, and how can that information help us assess endangered populations like the Cook Inlet beluga? Join us to learn about what researchers can find out from beluga blubber samples. Coral will also talk about her current position with the Marine Mammal Investigations Unit in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and her career path after working on belugas.
The webinar will last about 60 minutes with moderated questions and answers throughout. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward with captions. (Grades 2-8 but all ages will enjoy).
NOAA Live! Alaska is a series of interactive webinars, aimed at Alaska students in grades 2–8 (but of interest to all ages!). We feature NOAA scientists, educators, and partners to explore NOAA’s work in Alaska. Learn about current research. Connect to what’s going on in your communities. Join us to ask questions to our presenters and learn more about weather, oceanography, marine life, fisheries and more in Alaska!
In 2021-22, NOAA Live! Alaska will be doing shorter series of regional webinars focused on specific areas in Alaska. Webinars will generally be on Tuesdays at 1 pm Alaska time. Stay tuned for future webinars!
NOAA Live! Alaska is coordinated by NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA's Alaska Regional Collaboration Network, and the National Weather Service. The series is modeled on the NOAA Live! webinars coordinated by Woods Hole Sea Grant and the NOAA Regional Collaboration Network. Contact Lisa.Hiruki-Raring@noaa.gov with any questions.