learn about how Alaska Native peoples and scientists study the health of the sea otter population in Sitka, Alaska, in this interactive resource adapted from Raven Radio/KCAW. Explore the distribution and habits of local sea otters and hear from Dr. Dolly Garza, a biologist belonging to the Haida and Tlingit tribes. Dr. Garza explains why she pursued a doctorate degree and why she feels it is important that Alaska Native peoples take part in research and policy development. Tribal biologist Jack Lorrigan discusses how Alaska Native communities use, and depend on, scientific observations about their environment.
This media asset was adapted from Common Knowledge: Dolly Garza by Raven Radio/KCAW.