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April 8, 7 pm – 8 pm
Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Killer Whale Predation on Gray Whales in the Unimak Island Region
Most of the Eastern North Pacific gray whale population migrates through Unimak Pass, Alaska. Over 100 killer whales also arrive to intercept them with effects that ripple through the near-shore and terrestrial ecosystem. Craig Matkin, Executive Director for the North Gulf Oceanic Society, will discuss this interaction and how it affects the marine ecosystem. This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
The Anchorage Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series is a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaska Geographic, Alaska Zoo, USGS and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
April 1, 7 pm – 8 pm
Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture- Small Mammals of Southeast Alaska
Small Mammals of Southeast Alaska, from bats to black marmots. What’s here, what’s not, and why the distribution is bizarre. Southeast was almost completely covered with ice until a few thousand years ago. What little critters colonized a landscape that was emerging from glaciers and rising from the sea? Where did they come from and how did they get here? Presented by Riley Woodford with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. This lecture series is sponsored by the Alaska Wildlife Alliance and is held at the Thunder Mountain High School Library.
April 29, 7 pm – 8 pm
Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: McNeil River Brown Bears
With Wildlife Technician, Drew Hamilton of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In early July through mid-August, chum salmon congregate between a series of rocks and boulders that form McNeil River Falls. Since there are only a few rivers in the area with similar fishing sites, brown bears congregate here in numbers that have brought McNeil River worldwide fame. Drew has spent several field seasons at McNeil and will share his impressive photographs and amazing tales! This lecture series is held at Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer.
The Mat-Su Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series is a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and USGS.