Kachemak Bay Scientists

Kachemak Bay Science Conference

This week's Coffee Table is a preview of The Kachemak Bay Science Conference. Guests: Syverine Bentz from Kachemak Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, Beth Trowbridge, Executive Director of The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and Sue Saupe of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council. The conference is March 7 - 11. It is free to attend. Register at:

Inlet Keeper

A Cook Inlet Health Check
Guests: Angela Doroff from the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Bob Shavelson from Inlet Keeper.

Scientists Investigate Otter Deaths

Oct 13, 2015
Photo by Debbie Boege-Tobin

Scientists continue to see large numbers of dead or sick sea otters turning up in the Kachemak Bay region. Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the agency has received about 200 reports of sick or dead otters over the past couple of months. They’ve teamed up with the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward and they’re running tests to try to find out the cause. Meantime, they’re asking for the public’s help. KBBI’s Daysha Eaton has more.