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Wasting found in Kachemak Bay sea stars

...disintegration of the animal. Wasting disease currently is killing sea stars along much of the Pacific coast, ranging from Baja California north to Southeast Alaska. Similar die-offs occurred in the North American Pacific in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/wasting-found-kachemak-bay-sea-stars
Outdoors
Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

...culprit of the sea star wasting disease, a sickness that has devastated about 20 species of sea stars from Alaska to Baja California since it was first reported off the Washington coast in June 2013.Last fall, Miner, Raimondi and a team of scientists...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/starfish-babies-offer-glimmer-hope-amid
State
Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

...tracked all the way to Baja Mexico, where most California gray whales breed and give birth.Varvara spent 42 days off Baja California and visited the three main breeding areas of the California gray whale. She then swam north and west and returned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/gray-whales-pacific-crossing-leads-ques
State
No endangered listing for prized pinto abalone

...this time.Pinto abalone, valued for its delicate flavor and mother-of-pearl shell, are found from Alaska to Baja California.Two conservation groups petitioned the agency in July 2013 to conduct a status review for pinto abalone.The mollusks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/no-endangered-listing-prized-pinto-abal
State
The long road south

...through Central Oregon and into California. They visited McBride's sister in Oakland, rode the coastal highway to Baja California, took the ferry to mainland Mexico, and made it to Manzanillo before they realized that McBride was suffering from...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/long-road-south
Outdoors
Agency considers pinto abalone for endangered list

...Service announced last week that it will conduct a status review for pinto abalone, which are found from Alaska to Baja California.The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity filed petitions over the summer calling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-19/agency-considers-pinto-abalone-endanger
State
Agency considers pinto abalone for endangered list

...Service announced last week that it will conduct a status review for pinto abalone, which are found from Alaska to Baja California.The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity filed petitions over the summer calling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-19/agency-considers-pinto-abalone-endanger
State
Starfish disease found in Oregon

...recover.The current die-off is of greater magnitude, spread through most of the starfish's range from Alaska to Baja California. It's affecting several starfish species including the five-armed, orange and purple starfish commonly seen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/starfish-disease-found-oregon
State
Agency considering pinto abalone for endangered list

...Service announced last week that it will conduct a status review for pinto abalone, which are found from Alaska to Baja California.The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity filed petitions over the summer calling...

http://juneauempire.com/dan-joling/2013-11-20/agency-considering-pinto-abalone-e
Peter Swift Lesh

...venture far from the house. In recent years he could be found nearly every winter exploring any road he could find in Baja California, often with his mom and dad along. He was always up for a challenge, especially if it was dangerous. Pete will...

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