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Whale “Pingers” may prevent entanglement

With the number of humpback wales on the rise in Alaska, University researchers and fishermen have been working on ways to prevent the animals from running into gillnets. They’ve had some success with a piece of technology called a “pinger”. Kate Wynn is the Marine Mammal Specialist for the University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program in Kodiak. She’ll be giving a presentation about the effort tonight (4/19) in Petersburg and spoke with KFSK’s Matt Lichtenstein:

The Marine Advisory Program’s Kate Wynn will present the findings on pingers and the effort to reduce whale bycatch tonight (4/19) at seven in the Petersburg City Council Chambers.
Meanwhile, in a separate program this summer, contractors for the National Marine Fisheries Service will be observing whale interactions with the Gillnet Fleet around Petersburg and Wrangell.

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