Teal Barmore

Teal Barmore is a professional photographer and net mender based in Cordova, Alaska. Visit her website, tealbarmorephotography.com, to see more of her work.

Sound Science: Making a case for herring research

Prince William Sound Science Center researchers are compiling a vitally important body of data on herring populations.
Hydroponic seedlings. Photo courtesy of Teal Barmore

Sound Science: Hydroponics in our schools

Hydroponic seedlings. Photo courtesy of Teal BarmoreSecond grade students at Mt. Eccles Elementary shifted in their seats with wonder...
Adélie Penguins at sunset on Avian Island. Photo courtesy Anne Schaefer/for The Cordova Times

PWSSC researcher heads to Antarctica for field work

Prince William Sound Science Center research assistant Anne Schaefer is headed south for her second year working with penguins for long-term seabird research projects in Antarctica.
Pink salmon that entered Hogan Creek on the high tide died by the thousands after they were stranded without enough water flows to return to the bay. Photo courtesy of Brad von Whichman

Field season marked by low flow and high pre-spawn mortality

It was a very strange year for the Prince William Sound Science Center field crews collecting data on pink salmon for the pedigree component of the Alaska Hatchery Research Project (AHRP) in Prince William Sound this last summer.
Tiny copepods (1.5 mm) comprise the base of food web in the Prince William Sound and Gulf of Alaska. Swarms of these crustaceans can reach into the billions of individuals and provide food for fishes and whales. This specimen was collected from the Prince William Sound and photographed through a microscope at the Prince William Sound Science Center using a technique called focus stacking. (January 2016) Photo courtesy of Caitlyn McKinstry/Prince William Sound Science Center

PWS marine temperature anomalies have doubled

Warm waters are affecting plankton populations, Prince William Sound Science Center oceanographers have found.

Echo sounder records herring fleeing predators

Marine scientists in Prince William Sound are learning more about how herring race to elude predators as they move towards the surface for spawning.In...

Cordova Net Supply focuses on quality

Tim Swoboda rhythmically snaps knots on a cork line from his net hanging bench, as he sits on the second floor of Cordova Net...
Anna’s Hummingbirds have been expanding their range north. This species was first observed on Cordova’s count in 2003 and has been counted annually since 2013. Photo courtesy Milo Burcham/for The Cordova Times

PWS Audubon completes 118th national Christmas Bird Count

Every winter birders, scientists and citizens across the Western Hemisphere team up for the nation’s longest running citizen science bird project — the Christmas...

10 ways to give locally during the holiday season

Copper River Watershed ProjectCopper River Watershed Project works to keep the watershed intact as one of the last salmon strongholds of North America, while...



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