The team of firefighters and volunteers responded after a man fell into the water at night during a storm.
Nearly two-thirds of eligible Sitkans have received at least one dose of either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines since December, and more than half are fully vaccinated, according to city data.
Fish and Game conducted aerial surveys through the weekend, with schools of herring spotted near Bieli Rock and Vitskari Rocks. The fishery went on two-hour notice Saturday at 8 a.m.
It took five and a half hours and 10 people to take photos and notes, collect tissue samples and examine the whale for signs of trauma.
The group advocates for herring and subsistence harvesters, and calls into question the state’s management of the commercial herring fishery.
The patient was a 69-year-old man who fell while hiking near his home.
The interest in kelp farming is there. Lease applications nearly doubled last year, and a recent training attracted hundreds of participants.
In the last 20 years, the district has lost six of its schools to low enrollment numbers.
Impacts to the environment are unknown at this time. According to the Coast Guard, no wildlife was observed within the worksite.
Because forests like the Tongass hold onto carbon, they can serve as a buffer for increasing greenhouse gas emissions.