Chiswell Island still teeming with activity
The Chiswell Island Stellar sea lion rookery is still a busy place, although some animals are dispersing to other haul-outs. A transient female Orca whale that specializes in feeding at sea lion haul-outs and rookeries throughout Southcentral Alaska has been patrolling the island on and off since late July.
ASLC collects array of fish near Granite Island
ASLC staff returned from a three day, underwater collecting trip near Granite Island, west of Resurrection Bay. The staff gathered juvenile rockfish, a young rock greenling, sub-adult copper rockfish, Alaska ronquils, a northern ronquil and sea stars for SeaLife Center exhibits.
Influx of injured seabirds keeps rehab staff busy
ASLC staff have been nursing several injured new arrivals back to health. A female white-winged Scoter with a broken wing is being rehabilitated after having its wing repaired by a veterinarian. A black-legged kittiwake fledgling was brought to the Center after it was attacked by a gull on Middleton Island. The kittiwake has been placed on antibiotics to treat a wing infection.
New September hours for Center
The ASLC and Discovery Gift Shop are now operating on autumn hours. The Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Winter hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will start Oct. 1.
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