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A decade of documentaries: Film festival celebrates 10 years in Homer

...relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from Orcas. Local marine biologist and researcher Craig Matkin will host a presentation and question-and-answer session before the documentary showing at 8 p.m. Oct. 2...
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Prince William Sound whale had high levels of poisons

...according to local whale biologists and environmentalists. ''It's more of the same bad news,'' said biologist Craig Matkin, of the North Gulf Oceanic Society and the region's leading killer whale researcher. The contaminants found in the...
Bad policy or good science?: Decline is one of few certainties for Cook Inlet belugas

...beluga's endangered listing, like their declining population and genetic distinction. "It's good science," counters Craig Matkin, a marine mammal biologist with the North Gulf Oceanic Society. "If these animals go away they're not coming back...
Visiting whales get special attention

...St-Amand, the sight of orcas in the inner reaches of Kachemak Bay set him into motion. He immediately called his friend Craig Matkin and told him he'd spotted the animals rumored to be in Kachemak Bay recently. He then began to follow the orcas...
Homer residents support beluga endangered listing

...hunting would allow the beluga population to recover. "We had thought the problem was one of overharvest," said Craig Matkin, a whale biologist with the North Gulf Oceanic Society who testified at the hearing. In that case, the Marine Mammal...
Biologists focus on killer whales in study of Steller declines

...million and $2 million -- will investigate questions about killer whales. Barrett-Lennard, killer whale biologist Craig Matkin from Homer and several other whale biologists will begin collecting data this summer as part of a three-year project...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...into a recovery plan. ''Realistically, I think it is really hard to say we can do anything to save this group.'' Craig Matkin, a marine mammal biologist with the North Gulf Oceanic Society who has been studying the whales since the 1980s, agreed...


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