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Alaska Science Forum: Creepy crawlies of the north aren't from around here

...quite happy earthworms are in Alaska. In a 2014 study, Dan Rinella of UAA found that coho salmon wintering near the Anchor River gorged on exotic earthworms in springtime. Worms were their number one food source."When you have an introduced species...
Uncertainty about kings despite promising numbers

...last two years combined.On the Anchor River, there were more kings to king salmon fishing on the Anchor River and restricted the area available...Biologist Carol Kerkvliet on the Anchor River weir and sonar data. "We are...
Groups finalize wetlands agreement

...protect private beach and estuary land at the mouth of the Anchor River, where hordes gather every salmon season. Previous...controls the campgrounds and boat launch at the nearby Anchor River State Recreation Area. A private contractor is now...
Anchor River king salmon escapement adjusted

...fixed escapement goal of 5,000 king salmon on the Anchor River to a range of between 3,800 and 10,000 fish. The...provided a detailed count since 2003. The number of Anchor River kings dwindled from 12,016 in 2004 to 3,455 last...
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Alaska Digest

...Inc. The gas exploration company holds leases on the lower peninsula east of Anchor Point near the north fork of the Anchor River. Northstar envisions building a transmission line from its wells to Anchor Point. There, Enstar would purchase the...
Scores of Alaska bridges deemed 'deficient'

...Seward Highway between Glacier Creek and Winner Creek, and four along the Sterling Highway between the south fork of Anchor River and the Kasilof River. The Seward Highway overpass above Dimond Boulevard received a rating of four on its superstructure...
State closes Deshka River to king salmon fishing

...going to do?" Poor returns have been reported at other rivers. Through Wednesday, only 708 kings had returned to the Anchor River on the Kenai Peninsula stream. Two years ago it saw more than 9,500 kings come back. It is closed to king salmon...
Salmon may be affected by ocean shifts

...Valley, dropped from the range of 30,000 to 60,000 fish per year to less than 8,000 in 2008. The return to the Anchor River, the most popular stream for roadside anglers on the Kenai, was sliced in half, from 12,000 to less than 6,000...
Anglers celebrate first kings on Ninilchik, Anchor

...bridge who roamed the shoreline trying to find one of the season's elusive first king salmon.The Ninilchik and Anchor Rivers as well as Deep Creek opened at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and despite the relatively low abundance of king salmon in...
Sockeyes run strong, kings weak statewide

...hit 31,510 fish by June 30, more than the 19,064 that returned by the same date in 2012.Through July 1, the Anchor River, farther south in Cook Inlet, had seen a return of about 2,908 kings, down compared to 3,106 on the same day...


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