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Pure Sole: My father's hands

...and produced weights and trolling balls for fishermen.My father's hands caught fish.They hoisted species of bottom dwellers across the rails and carved them out on the deck with seven sets of childish eyes in awe.My father's hands poured...
Wildlife spy: Mysteries of the deep: Do you know where your halibut has been?

...turkeys" (up to about thirty pounds). They all start out, however, smaller than a dime.Even though they are bottom-dwellers, halibut are strong swimmers, on the move throughout their lives. During the winter months, sometime between...
Catching the giants of the sea bottom

Just about this time each year Pacific halibut start to arrive in our near-shore waters. An ominous bottom dweller known to exceed 400 pounds in weight, Pacific halibut are the largest flatfish in the world. Female halibut grow much larger...

...sole proprietor, Juneau Taxi and Tours (taxi and limousine service). Mark E. Hildebrand, sole proprietor, Bottom Dweller, Douglas (independent artists, writers, performers). Jonathan K. Gunstrom, president and sole proprietor...
Alaska's fishing jobs are going to nonresidents

...The second is the rise of a Seattle-based fleet of ships that harvest billions of pounds of Bering Sea pollock - a bottom dweller used for fish sticks and imitation crab and once caught only by foreign ships from Japan, Russia, Poland and other...
Scientists: Ice melting faster than expected

...are being found in great numbers farther north, "an incredible indicator of warming," he said. Crab and other bottom-dwellers who depend on ice overhead for part of the year are suffering. Glenn Juday, professor of forest ecology at the...
A (big) fish tale

...later turned out to weigh about 150 pounds. Halibut bodies contort early in their lives to become better-adapted bottom dwellers. One effect is a cubist-looking face of two eyes on one side of its head. Seeing those features on a large halibut...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Frontiers News: Ducks gorge on El Nino's crab feast 3/22/98

...National Park Service in Ventura. The pelagic red crab, also known as whale feed or tuna crabs, is normally a bottom-dweller, living at depths of about 300 feet. At certain times, the younger crabs will rise to the surface and float...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Council bans bottom trawling in Bering Sea 6/16/98

...bottom-trawling gear for pollock in the Bering Sea. The ban, aimed at reducing bycatch of halibut, crab, and other bottom dwellers, was approved 10-1. The council rejected the advice of its advisory panel, which narrowly recommended no...


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