Greta Mart

Interim News Director

Greta Mart worked for KUCB in 2015 and 2016.

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Newscast: 05/23/2016

May 23, 2016

KUCB looks at telephonic participation in city council meetings; the Aleutian Islands Working Group is a network of scientists whose multidisciplinary work is focused on the archipelago; a flash cash mob encourages a recent grad at her job.

For years, Debbie Corbett was regional archeologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She retired in 2013 and began freelancing. She also started working on organizing a forum for scientists doing research in any field - as long as it was centered on the Aleutian Islands.

Corbett says the idea hatched at a National Science Foundation-funded workshop on North Pacific archeology a few years back.

Newscast: 05/20/2016

May 20, 2016

City officials approve relocation of residential trailers at the airport and a triplex on Chernofski Drive; Alaskan airplane pilots are being asked to participate in national survey on the PIREP system; a new business plan could be coming soon to Alaska's ferry system; blasting resumes at the UniSea quarry; a community meet and greet happens Friday evening for the second of two MOTA ED candidates; high school graduation starts at 7 p.m. Saturday night. 

Greta Mart

Daily since late April, researchers have made their way to the end of A dock at Unalaska's Carl E. Moses boat harbor. There they pull up a series of people-sized circular nets - sort of like Japanese paper hanging lanterns - and peer inside.

Jeff Cox is a contractor for the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation. Vanessa White is with NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Both are based in Seattle and are working together on this leg of the study.

UC Press

It was 1970 when marine ecologist Dr. James Estes first came to Alaska to study marine life. 

Estes flew out to the Aleutian Islands at the behest of the Atomic Energy Commission. He was hired to asses what may happen to local wildlife when the government blew up a nuclear bomb buried roughly one mile deep on a small island almost to Russia.