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Empire Editorial: Mallott, Walker and the sprint to November

...bowl. It divides that city, then turns northwest, skimming the northern edges of the Kuskokwim before meeting the Bering Sea somewhere around Nome.North of that line is bunny boot territory. South of it is the kingdom of the Xtratuf.The...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-14/empire-editorial-mallott-walker-and-s
Opinion
Photo: Breaking the ice

...terminal on Thursday. The Healy is hosting a free open house for the public Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Healy is returning to its Seattle base after completing 123 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-05/photo-breaking-ice
Local
On the Trails: Beaked whales

...males).The Stejneger's beaked whale (Mesoplodon stejnegeri), also known as the saber-toothed whale and the Bering Sea beaked whale, averages about 16 feet in length. They are reported to be found mostly in deep water, half a mile or...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/trails
Outdoors
Come tour the ice breaker Healy

...like to be aboard a 420-foot-long ice breaker, especially since they just completed 123 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea and the Arctic Ocean.During the past four months, Healy crewmembers conducted three primary missions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-03/come-tour-ice-breaker-healy
Local
Candidates for Alaska Governor 'talk fish' at Kodiak forum

...charge to attend. Sponsors for the governor candidates' fisheries debate include Alaska Groundfish Data Bank, Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, Trident Seafoods, Kodiak Island Borough, City of Kodiak, Horizon Lines, Samson Tug & Barge, Alaskan Leader...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/candidates-alaska-governor-talk-fish
Outdoors
Fisheries managers: Lend me your ear(bones)

...none. A lot is known about salmon behaviors in coastal regions, but Oxman said once they hit the gulf of Alaska and Bering sea, it's uncertain how salmon mix, and to what degree, if they mix at all. There is anecdotal evidence of mixing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-04/fisheries-managers-lend-me-your-earbone
Local
ANTHC receives grant to study contaminants in Bering Sea

ANCHORAGE - A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will enable the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to study climate change and contaminant shifts in the Bering Strait region.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/anthc-receives-grant-study-contaminants
State
Summer books roundup

...illustrated by Jon Van Zyle. (University of Alaska Press, August 2014)Chinook, a female king salmon, travels from the Bering Sea, up the Yukon River, and on to the Nisutlin River, to deliver her eggs. Based on the story of a real-life Chinook...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/summer-books-roundup
Art
Got unwanted musk oxen? Try bear urine to ward them off

...Alaska wildlife officials have turned to an unusual source in efforts to persuade a herd of musk oxen to leave this Bering Sea coastal town for good.Bear urine.Some suspect the large shaggy animals are seeking refuge in Nome because of brown...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/got-unwanted-musk-oxen-try-bear-urine-w
State
Breakwater next step for Seward's development

...harbor when the breakwater is standing, he said.All of the CDQ groups currently homeport in Seattle and travel to the Bering Sea to fish.A 2013 report to the Legislature regarding the $10 million appropriation emphasized that the Coastal Villages...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-23/breakwater-next-step-sewards-developmen
State

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