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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 (Read more here: the SeaWorld permit was revoked in Alaska in the 1980s, no orcas have been captured in Alaska...
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...
Prosecutors say man intentionally rammed whales with his boat

...Carle spotted humpback whales breaching in the waters of Southeast Alaska. And twice, prosecutors say, he veered toward the cetaceans and intentionally hit them with the speeding boat. Carle, a 44-year-old resident of Craig, was hit this week with a...
Chile, U.S. sign marine agreements in Juneau

...regional office. Among the agreements: NMFS will send a scientist to Chile to discuss the possibility of joint research on cetaceans, especially regarding humpback and blue whales and dolphins. Cooperative research will continue on anchovy and sardine fisheries...
Boat engines calling whales to feast on fishermen's catch

...whales' behavior. The study has helped researchers devise low-cost ways for fishermen to hoodwink the highly intelligent cetaceans. It estimates there are 90 male sperm whales feeding from longlines in the eastern Gulf of Alaska, part of the world's...
Results trump rhetoric in measuring Stevens' environmental record

...up to 30 miles in length, were estimated to have annually killed as many as one million dolphins, porpoises, and other cetaceans, along with millions of seabirds, tens of thousands of seals, thousands of sea turtles and untold millions of non-target...
Dead orca had high levels of poison

...write in Marine Pollution Bulletin that "killer whales in British Columbia can now be considered among the most contaminated cetaceans in the world." Scientists don't know how the substances affect the long-lived, slow-reproducing killer whales. Whether...


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