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Switgard Duesterloh
 
AMAZING NATURE: Red sunrises mark the fall season
Mornings are my favorite time of the day and this one was truly spectacular. Sometimes I can adjust my work hours so that I can get in a run before starting work. Today was one such day. On my first loop around Lake Gertrude at Abercrombie Park the sun just climbed over the horizon as a big red b...
Sep 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Rock sole evolved to be flat
I just walked the dock in Kodiak. There were the usual working boats and a couple of sailboats. I noticed that some of the fishing vessels were rather fat-looking, whereas the sailboats were slender. Close to the sunlit water surface I saw a few small fish. Actually, I could only see their outlin...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazing Nature: Mysterious sea star wasting disease may be here
Have you visited your favorite touch tank on Near Island recently? If yes, I am sure you noticed the eerie absence of one of the most common and endearing organisms that every child and many adults cherish: the sea stars. What happened to the sea stars? Usually, when a child at the touch tank ask...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazing Nature: Mysterious sea star wasting disease may be here
Have you visited your favorite touch tank on Near Island recently? If yes, I am sure you noticed the eerie absence of one of the most common and endearing organisms that every child and many adults cherish: the sea stars. What happened to the sea stars? Usually, when a child at the touch tank ask...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Forage Fish set the Ocean in Motion
Imagine it is a nice day, the ocean surface is flat and reflects the light from a slightly overcast sky. You are on a boat, around you a handful of nice people, all whispering quiet conversations to each other while excitedly waiting for that unmistakable sound of a surfacing whale. Then someone ...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Teachers, sand from far away in Old Harbor
Two weeks ago was the hottest week of the year in Old Harbor and the week of the tribe’s youth environmental camp. With a huge amount of planning and the help of four wonderful teachers, the week was packed with science, art, environmental safety and play activities. The teachers came from differ...
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Same and different on North Sea island
Summertime is often a time to travel. I just returned from a trip to my native country, Germany. After many days of visiting family and friends and eating bread and cheese, locally grown fresh asparagus and fresh strawberries, I was ready for a little adventure on my own. Linking the trip to more...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Worms in fish normal, better not eaten
The first wave of herring that came to feast outside of cannery row this spring were big and beautiful. The resident sea lions had their own feast eating those herring and some of the fishermen jigged up the silvery fish for bait. When I was out on a boat trip with a few students from Anchorage a...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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