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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
Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

...whale, a 9-year-old female dubbed Varvara, was 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/gray-whales-pacific-crossing-leads-ques
State
Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

...likely 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
Cruising Baja

...sailboat rally last month off the coast of Baja California. Wade Rogers of Juneau, former...Mexico, with 124 other boats in the 10th Baja Ha-Ha Cruisers' Rally. The quartet...never walk away empty-handed." The Baja Ha-Ha is the world's second-largest...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120503/nei_baja.shtml
Neighbors
Tropical storm churns toward Baja, rain across northern Mexico

...Ileana churned past the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula Tuesday and headed...Mexico as it weakened. Ileana doused the Baja resort towns of Los Cabos with rain, but...communications systems are working fine, Baja California state spokesman Juan Antonio...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081500/Bre_breakin.html
Breaking
Agency considers pinto abalone for endangered list

...Fisheries 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
Thank you, Cycle Alaska

Chris Hinkley and Andrew Flansaas ride with the crew's new Argentinian friends in Baja, near the Tres Virgenes Volcanos. This photo, according to group members, is dedicated to Cycle Alaska. They want to send their thansk for providing support for the journey south.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-03-01/thank-you-cycle-alaska
Outdoors
Rose, Atkinson wed

...Atkinson, both of Juneau, exchanged wedding vows March 17, 2010, at the bride's parent's winter home in San Felipe, Baja, Calif., Mexico. In celebration, the couple would like to extend an invitation to all their friends and family in joining...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050210/nei_631494120.shtml
Neighbors
Army finds Mexico's biggest marijuana plantation

...under black screen-cloth in a huge square on the floor of the Baja California desert, more than 150 miles south of the U.S...found two long, sophisticated tunnels under the border between Baja California and California, along with more than 40 tons of marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/adriana-gomez-licon/2011-07-14/army-finds-mexico%E2%80%9
No endangered listing for prized pinto abalone

...Species Act at 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

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