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Compost

IGAP has been producing compost for several years and it is available at local stores such as the Trading Union and the Flower Farm.

PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) Levels in Clams, Mussels and the Salt Water

IGAP harvests clams and mussels bi-weekly.  These are air freighted to Sitka, where a lab tests them for PSP levels.  Updates are posted on our Facebook page and at many local water sites.

For More Information

Please contact Brandon Thynes, IGAP Director

907-772-3636 ext. 215

trd@piatribal.org

Jim Penor and Brandon Thynes

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Jim Penor, EPA Tribal Solid Waste Liaison paid a visit to Petersburg to discuss our composting operations. 

Sarah Durand, Christi Scott and Brandon Thynes

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Sarah Durand and Christi Scott, Rural Solid Waste Specialists with the EPA for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), paid a visit to Petersburg.

Compost

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Nick and Brandon have been busy making compost.

Thalassira

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 Thalassira can look like a X, as seen above.

Noctiluca

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 Noctiluca  is the phytoplankton that can be seen at night, lighting up when disturbed. 

Zooplankton

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Pseudo- Nitzchia

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Pseudo- Nitzchia is a Phytoplankton that can cause PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning).

Behind the Microscope

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IGAP Assistant, Nick Romano doing some microscope work.

Compost

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IGAP Director, Brandon Thynes working on compost.

Chaetoceros Plankton

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Here are 3 different types of Chaetoceros Plankton that were found in waters around Petersburg. They are non-toxic but can be damaging to fish. This was done in the weekly water sampling by Brandon Thynes.

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