Biologist Discusses Georg Steller’s Legacy

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

The name Steller comes up a lot in Alaska. There are Steller Sea Lions, Steller’s Eiders and of course, Steller’s Jays. But just who was the explorer Georg Steller and what is his legacy in the state? Russ Andrews, a biologist at the Alaska SeaLife Center has been studying those questions. And as for the legacy, he says it could be more accurately described as a curse.

Russ Andrews is speaking tonight at 7pm at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage. His talk is titled: “Steller’s Curse-The Unfortunate Fate of Alaska’s First Naturalist and the Marine Animals That Bear His Name.”

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