Science Center Grant to Aid Longliners, Sperm Whales

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

Sperm whales in Alaska have learned how to seek out longline fishing gear as a source for easy meals. Now, a $350,000 grant given to the Sitka Sound Science Center will let scientists and commercial longliners work together to figure out how to discourage the behavior.

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