Chemical oceanographer Sue Saupe said that when she worked as a responder to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, she had trouble finding locations for productive study because the coastline of Prince William Sound was incompletely surveyed.
Planning for the weather forecast, tidal movements and a look at the resident wildlife on a new kayak route just became possible - before even leaving the driveway.
Several organizations which did research on the endangered population of Cook Inlet Beluga whales will be presenting the results of several projects during a Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Symposium Thursday and Friday at the River Center in Soldotna.
A recently released, web-based oil spill response tool developed specifically for Cook Inlet helped responders monitoring Royal Dutch Shell's grounded Kulluk oil drilling rig near Kodiak, officials close to the situation said.
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