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Killer whales near Alaska village appear stressed

...fresh water river in southwest Alaska, a rare move for the saltwater mammals, federal officials said Thursday.Barbara Mahoney, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service in Anchorage, said it was the first time that the National...

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Mother turns salvaged whale into soldier's care package

...the Seward Highway. Scientists found no clear indication of what killed the 13-foot, 8-inch white male, said Barbara Mahoney, a beluga management biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service. "In a lot of these mass strandings...

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Hunters, agency agree to cancel beluga hunt

...continued to die out even after the fisheries service instituted strict hunting limits in 1999, agency biologist Barbara Mahoney said. Since then, a total of five whales have been taken by hunters, who must be Alaska Natives. Under this year's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041707/sta_20070417014.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Barbara Terry, Patricia Patterson-Perez, Ada Patterson, Carrie Cruise and JoAnn Patterson, all of Juneau, sister Barbara Mahoney of Stoneham, Mass., brother Donald Patterson of New Jersey and David Patterson of New Hampshire. Viewing will...

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Alaska Digest

...5-foot-long whale probably split from its pod at Ship Creek and came through the culvert with the incoming tide, said Barbara Mahoney, a beluga management biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. She estimated the animal's age at less...

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New report shows variety in killer whale eating habits

...The organ, which weighed 70 pounds, was frozen and sent north to Quakenbush's lab for an examination, said Barbara Mahoney with the National Marine Fisheries Service in Anchorage. The genetic test identified the carcass as an AT-1 whale...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...will be no regulation on hunting this year,'' said Dan Alex, project coordinator for the marine mammal council. Barbara Mahoney of the National Marine Fisheries Service said her office was notified of the split late Monday. ``It's too early...

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Endangered US beluga whale group declining, study shows

...very soon or each year we will see fewer and fewer belugas until one day we will see no more at all," he said. Barbara Mahoney, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service in Anchorage, said a critical habitat proposal will be issued...

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Researchers further science, compliments of washed-up whale

...north of the Warren Ames Memorial Bridge on the Kenai River in Kenai. National Marine Fisheries Service biologist Barbara Mahoney was worried there wouldn't be enough time to get to the remains while it was still fresh. As luck had it, the...

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Dozens of belugas stranded by extreme Turnagain Arm tides

...Girdwood is about 40 miles southeast of Anchorage. The group of whales swam out with the high tide Thursday night, said Barbara Mahoney, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. "There was a lot of movement when the water showed up...

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