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Dan Olsen's orca Wildlife Wednesday

...exactly the same."By dropping hydrophones in the water, Olsen and other researchers - among them longtime researcher Craig Matkin, whom Olsen calls "the main killer whale researcher in Alaska,"- are able to hear whales all around their boat...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/dan-olsens-orca-wildlife-wednesday
Outdoors
Dead orca had high levels of poison

...extinction, according to area whale biologists and environmentalists. "It's more of the same bad news," said biologist Craig Matkin, of the North Gulf Oceanic Society and the region's leading killer whale researcher. The contaminants found in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072301/sta_Orca.shtml
News
Prince William Sound killer whales appear doomed by oil spill

...into a recovery plan. "Realistically, I think it is really hard to say we can do anything to save this group." Craig Matkin, a marine mammal biologist with the North Gulf Oceanic Society who has been studying the whales since the 1980s, agreed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111104/sta_20041111003.shtml
News
New report shows variety in killer whale eating habits

...otters or birds would be highly unusual behavior for the Sound's marine mammal-eating killer whales, said biologists Craig Matkin and Lance Barrett-Lennard with the North Gulf Oceanic Society in Homer. Through 20 years of study, the whales have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112304/sta_20041123016.shtml
News
Killer whale bumps but doesn't bite boy

...British Columbia. "He's about the first person I know of that's actually been approached and touched," said Craig Matkin, a Homer-based marine biologist and co-director of the North Gulf Oceanic Society. There has never been a documented...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081905/sta_20050819039.shtml
News
Group seeks federal protection for orcas

...can stop these animals from going extinct, but this will raise awareness of the sensitivity of these animals," said Craig Matkin, the region's leading killer whale researcher, with the North Gulf Oceanic Society of Homer. "If there are outside...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111402/sta_orcas.shtml
News
Scientists seek info on orca sightings

...they're going to be out on the water, we'd like to know where they went and if they saw any killer whales." Biologist Craig Matkin said a hydrophone in Resurrection Bay near Seward has been collecting killer whale calls this winter - mostly chatter...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030303/sta_scientists.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...fish is 5 parts per million. ``We need to figure out where they're coming from,'' said killer whale biologist Craig Matkin, the study's chief investigator. ``These are long-lasting things and if we want to change things in the future...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060699/Loc_orcas.shtml
High toxin levels found in some killer whales

...off because of the pollution. ``We need to figure out where they're coming from,'' said killer whale biologist Craig Matkin, the study's chief investigator. ``These are long-lasting things and if we want to change things in the future...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060699/Loc_orcas.html
Local
Alaska Digest

...or not we are going to save this population - and I have my doubts - we need to look at why," said NOAA biologist Craig Matkin. The group numbered 22 whales in 1984 and now stands at eight or fewer. Nine died during the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060404/sta_akdigest.shtml
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