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Berett Wilber

News Intern

Berett was born and raised in a fishing family from Sitka, Alaska. Fresh from a stint as a legislative aide in Alaska’s capital, she’s a photographer looking foward to spending the summer listening, recording, and photographing Unalaska. In her non-work time, she likes hiking, foraging, swimming, and yoga. 

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When bald eagles die in Unalaska, it’s the beginning of a long journey. Literally. Many of them travel thousands of miles and find second lives in the Lower 48. 

When Damian Lopez-Plancarte walks into the Wildlife Trooper office and opens the freezer, it looks like Thanksgiving. 

The shelves are jammed full of turkey-shaped items wrapped in plastic. But none of them are turkeys.

“Here we have one, two, three four, five dead eagles,” says Lopez Plancarte, counting each one.. 

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The F/V Akutan is no longer in immediate danger of sinking. That’s according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which organized a slew of agencies to stabilize the listing vessel and remove pollutants over the weekend.

Petty Officer Meredith Manning said the unified command came together to stop the boat from spilling fuel, oil, and other chemicals into Unalaska’s Captain’s Bay.  

Newscast: 08/23/17

Aug 24, 2017

A mariner is medevaced to Cold Bay; City Council is criticized for its treatment of the City Manager’s contract; and the Alaska Marine Highway System faces a lawsuit. 

NOAA

Scientists have finished another research season without solving the 40-year-old mystery of the Steller sea lion decline in the Aleutian Islands.

But this summer, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may have found a new clue.

NOAA biologist Katie Sweeney is trying to solve the mystery of two sea lion stocks.

Newscast: 08/22/17

Aug 22, 2017

Cleveland Volcano erupts; responders keep the F/V Akutan from sinking in Captains Bay; and Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallott are running for reelection as independents.

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