Author Archives: matt goff

About matt goff

I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.

Sea Lion Remains

A little league all star tournament had Moller Field today, so there was no ultimate. After yesterday’s walk up to Indian River falls, I was not feeling too motivate to get out very far, so I decided to check at … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #110 – Sue Karl (Part 2)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The 10th of July show featured the second part of a conversation with Sue Karl of the USGS. In this part, we talked about fossils (and why they seem to be … Continue reading

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Golden Algae (Chromophyton rosanoffii)

Back in 2007, my brother and I noticed a mysterious golden sheen under a stump along Mosquito Cove trail. Some years later, the mystery was resolved, but until this week I had still not observed the golden sheen again. A … Continue reading

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Mosquito Cove Loop

Originally I had hoped to head up Harbor Mountain and walk to the south slope meadow for a picnic lunch with Connor and Rowan. Those plans changed when we got to Harbor Mountain road and found a sign saying it … Continue reading

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Earthquake

I arrived home this afternoon after a brief trip to Seattle to visit family and bring my kids back from a month-long visit with their grandparents. We all had things to take care of, so did not take much advantage … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #109 – Sue Karl (Part 1)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The 26th of June show featured the first part of a conversation with Sue Karl of the USGS. She was in town to give a talk on the geology of Baranof … Continue reading

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