Amanda Compton, APRN Contributor

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Growing a new kelp industry in Alaska

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Aquaculture is not new in Alaska. And now a company in Southeast is hopeful it's found a new crop to grow in state waters- kelp, or seaweed.

AK: Tracking Halibut

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Pacific halibut are one of Alaska’s most valuable fish, but we know surprisingly little about what happens to the species during an important time in their life – their spawning period. Amanda Compton caught up with a study in Glacier Bay focused on just how halibut spawn using a special type of tracking equipment. Download Audio

AK: Raising Funds

It’s not easy to get people to fork over hard-earned cash. Even for a good cause. But over the last decade Juneau resident Marc Wheeler has perfected the art of fundraising for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Wheeler has a secret weapon that involves throwing in some extra fat. Download Audio