Actual arrival: June 30, 2009
Actual departure: July 7, 2009
Public Events Planned During the Nome Port Call – June 30 to July 7, 10am, Nome Library – Crew is visiting children’s reading group at the library
July 2, 2-6pm, Small Boat Harbor – Open house at the harbor including boat tours, research equipment demos and our dockside interpretive tent
July 2, 7pm, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Interpretive Center – Slideshow from photographer and member of the crew, David Thoreson, followed by screening of “A Sea Change: Imagine A World Without Fish”, a new documentary on ocean acidification. The Interpretive Center is located in the Sitnasuak Building at 214 Front. St.
Nome, which was incorporated in 1901, is the oldest town in the state of Alaska. Each year in March, Nome serves as the final destination of the 1,049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race which starts in Anchorage. The port of Nome is located on the southern side of the Seward Peninsula facing Norton Sound which is part of the Bering Sea. The waters around Nome support a rich variety of fish, birds and marine mammals which are threatened by pollution, overfishing and the results of global warming.