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Rapunzel Project breaches divides in humpback whale communication

For the past two summers, the Five Finger light house near Petersburg has hosted humpback whale research. A graduate student from Oregon State works with a rotating team of interns to study the impact of vessel noise on humpback whale communication. The historic building perches at the confluence of Stephen’s passage and Frederick sound – and brings a healthy dose of whimsy to the earthly world of science.

Alexis Kenyon has more.

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Guitarist performs in Petersburg for second time

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Guitarist Chris Proctor makes his second visit to Petersburg this week, almost exactly five years after his first concert here. Proctor plays solo, acoustic six and 12-string guitar. more

Maritime industry looks to train a skilled workforce

The Maritime Works panel sits in front of the Southeast Conference gathering, Sept. 20, in Petersburg. (from left) Kris Norosz, Julie Decker, Doug Ward, Cari Ann Carty. Photo/Angela Denning
There is a lack of skilled workers in the maritime industry so a group of maritime industry businesses called Maritime Works has partnered with training programs in the state to fill that gap. more