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Sitka WhaleFest – SAVE THE DATE – October 31 – November 3, 2013
Thanks to all who participated in the 2012 Sitka WhaleFest.
We are grateful to those who came from out of town to attend this year’s symposium and fun local events as well as the 100′s of Sitkans who joined in the fun. It was a great gathering of scientists, researchers, students, artists, musicians, volunteers and life-long learners.
What is Sitka WhaleFest?
Sitka WhaleFest is a celebration of our diverse and abundant marine mammals population. From mid-September until mid-January, the pristine waters of Sitka Sound are home to many humpback whales. Biologists believe the whales are building up food reserves prior to their migration to tropical waters.
Learn about the most recent studies on humpback whales and other Alaskan marine wildlife by attending symposium lectures. Open forum question and answer sessions follow all presentations.
Sitka’s weather in November is moderate, with temperatures in the 40s and lower 50s. It may be raining, but that won’t dampen the fun and spirits of everyone joining the celebration. You can enjoy planned whale and marine mammal viewing trips and other festive events.
The beautiful seaside community of Sitka offers a remarkable opportunity to entertain and challenge you with activities and new information on marine mammals. Come experience the pleasures of living in an area where your neighbors are magnificent humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions and a flourishing sea otter population.
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