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Belugas may face extinction

...Inlet beluga population, estimated at around 350, has dropped by nearly 50 percent in the past five years, said Doug DeMaster, director of the Seattle-based National Marine Mammal Laboratory. If current hunting levels continue, he said...

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...Inlet beluga population, estimated at around 350, has dropped by nearly 50 percent in the past five years, said Doug DeMaster, director of the Seattle-based National Marine Mammal Laboratory. If current hunting levels continue, he said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030999/Loc_belugas.shtml
Survey shows Steller sea lion population has not increased

...conducted this summer shows the population is remaining the same, with some areas increasing and others decreasing, said Doug DeMaster, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111407/sta_20071114015.shtml
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Marine Research Institute to open doors Tuesday

...m. "We are proud of the new marine research facility, and we're inviting everyone to come have a look," said Doug DeMaster, director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, in a statement. "This facility will bolster marine science in...

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Seal pup population decreases

...on the Pribilof Islands starting about 1998, and we have not been able to identify the factors responsible," said Doug DeMaster, director of NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Less pollock, herring, squid and other seal food because...

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Count reveals good news, bad news for Alaska sea lion numbers

...continue to struggle. "We expected to see the increased Steller sea lion numbers in southeast Alaska again," said Doug DeMaster, director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. "The mixed results in the western population, however...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120809/sta_533326335.shtml
Energy-efficient fish science

...and the environment, so it makes sense to run the place they work as efficiently and respectfully as possible, said Doug DeMaster, director of NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The Juneau lab provides information about Alaska's fish...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111809/loc_521882015.shtml
Commercial fishermen called on to save whales

...Pacific is so critical that anything we can do to promote the recovery of this population is urgently needed," said Doug DeMaster, head of NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The initiative was announced this week at the meeting of the North...

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Steller sea lion numbers show signs population is recovering

...agency biologists said. "Two counts in four years doesn't scientifically establish a clear population trend," said Doug DeMaster, director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. "I think it's still a 'wait and see' situation," said Lowell...

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Study: Cook Inlet belugas headed toward extinction

...the big picture, the annual estimates from 1994 to 2006 show an average decline of 5.6 percent per year," said Doug DeMaster, administrator of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The Cook Inlet beluga population declined by more than half...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010907/sta_20070109001.shtml
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