Dr. Sam Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington, will speak on “Our Toxic Orcas” Wednesday at the UW Tacoma YMCA. He uses dogs to locate orca excrement on the waters of Puget Sound.
Karl Kruger became the first person to finish the 750-mile Race to Alaska on a stand-up paddleboard. Participants in the race from Puget Sound to Ketchikan usually choose sailboats, rowboats or kayaks.
A crowd of 30 or so, including his wife and daughter, gathered at the finish line in Ketchikan to welcome Karl Kruger, who paddled under the name “Heart of Gold.” The Orcas Island man became the first person Monday to finish the 750-mile Race to Alaska on a paddleboard.
Courtesy Jessica Kruger
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