Photo: Keeping aquarium doors open

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sitka diver and aquarium volunteer Henry Larsen, right, talks to tourists Wednesday about a sun starfish he recently collected for the 800-gallon tank at the Sheldon Jackson College Aquarium in Sitka. Since the closure of the college in 2007, volunteers have not only been adding to the collection of sea creatures at the aquarium, but have also been leading tours and keeping the doors open for hundreds of tourists. SJC graduate Lynn Wilbur has been coordinating school-age volunteers at the aquarium, who are doing everything from cleaning restrooms to scuba diving for specimens.

James Poulson / The Daily Sitka Sentinel
James Poulson / The Daily Sitka Sentinel

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