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WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...gadgets to pinnipeds than whales, said Seward-based marine biologist Russ Andrews. Scientists have been tracking small cetaceans, like dolphins and porpoises, for a long time. Large whales, like the humpback, the blue whale, and the bowhead whale...
Researchers hope acrylic beads will confuse sperm whales stealing tasty Alaska sablefish

...2-mile line of baited fish hooks, he keeps an eye out for 40-ton pests. Sperm whales, the world's largest toothed cetaceans, for more than a decade have bedeviled fishermen catching sablefish, also known as black cod, a deep-water fish that...
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...purpose). The lowest threshold for temporary hearing loss is estimated at 146 decibels, cumulatively, for "high-frequency cetaceans (like true porpoises) exposed to underwater impulsive (quickly rising, quickly falling) sound sources."The document...
For Alaskans, orca film might stir memories of '80s-era controversy

...according to NOAA's office of Protected Resources. (Read more here: the SeaWorld permit was revoked in Alaska in the 1980s, no orcas have been captured in Alaska...
UAS Sitka offers teacher workshop to get kids excited about science

...organization dedicated to science research and education in the Gulf of Alaska. It offers classroom and laboratory space, a cetacean acoustic lab, a small aquarium with touch tanks and the Sheldon Jackson Salmon Hatchery.For more information about the workshop...
Dead whale turns up 1,000 miles inland

ANCHORAGE - Talk about a fish, er, cetacean, out of water. Sound off on the important issues at The carcass of a young beluga whale was found Friday by canoeists on the...
Book outlines ways to save ocean

...and humpbacks cruising by their office windows. Sound off on the important issues at Along with strong salmon runs, the cetaceans feeding in area waters are an indicator of a pristine coastal environment. Uh, wait a minute. Pristine? Maybe the waters...
Glacier Bay whale population growing

...reported this week. Sound off on the important issues at For the third year in a row, scientists who counted the endangered cetaceans in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and Icy Strait in 2005 discovered a record number of humpbacks. "I think the main...
Alaska Digest

...waterway southeast of Juneau, officials said Tuesday. The gillnet is still wrapped around the whale's tail, however, the cetacean is not in danger, said Sheela McLean, spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The crew followed...
Blue whales return to Alaska

...eliminated 99 percent of their number, according to the American Cetacean Society. The hunting peaked in 1931 with more than 29,000...1966, but recovery has been slow. According to the American Cetacean Society, there are an estimated 8,000 to 14,000 blue whales...


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