Alaska’s waters are quieter than normal this summer — tourism and the cruise ship season both victims of COVID-19. While the economic hit is undeniable, for some Alaskan’s the absence of the giant ships creates a rare opportunity: a chance to gather water quality data in harbors all over Alaska. “We’re seizing the moment to get a baseline data for years when there’s not cruise ships and not little tour boats. So we’re finding out what what’s here in spite of them and then next year, they get a measurement of saying ‘Hmm, what’s changed because of them.’”

 

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