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Drones track health of endangered orcas

SEATTLE - Federal biologists flying a drone have taken thousands of rich images of endangered Puget Sound orcas showing the whales are in good condition this...
Toxic algae bloom on West Coast the largest in a decade

SEATTLE - Federal biologists have embarked on a research expedition to examine the largest toxic algae bloom along the West Coast in more than a decade, an...
Lost crab pots still catching king crab in Kodiak Island bay

KODIAK - Federal biologists say derelict crab pots lost on the bottom of a Kodiak Island bay are capturing significant numbers of its king crab.The Kodiak...
Aircraft documents stranded whales, recovery

...whales stuck in mud near Eagle Bay after the tide went out.Soldiers believed five of the whales were dead, and federal biologists were called.Authorities were preparing for a large-scale operation to conduct five necropsies when the aircraft's...
Biologist: Tsunami debris can be overwhelming in spots

...summer on Alaska's Kayak Island made walking on its beaches feel like walking through a natural disaster zone, a federal biologist said Thursday.Jacek Maselko, a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau...
Biologist: ship likely killed whale

...struck a humpback whale whose carcass was seen floating near the mouth of Yakutat Bay in mid-May, according to a federal biologist who examined the animal. The whale was struck with enough force to sever its skull from its spine, said Michael...
Alaska Digest

...and Point Retreat near Juneau in the past week. The spotters - including air pilots - reported the gray whale to federal biologists because they were worried that the whale might be sick. The whale was alone, moving slowly and close to shore...
Humpback calf tangled in gillnet

Federal biologists are monitoring a humpback whale calf swimming just south of Juneau with a drift gillnet wedged in its baleen, they reported Thursday...
For some in Yakutat, Timber sale spells grief

...2004. In 2001, the Situk watershed suffered a massive, 6,000-acre timber blowdown during a windstorm, which federal biologists believe was likely exacerbated by its large swaths of clearcuts. District Ranger Patricia O'Connor said the downed...
Rats decimate seabird colony

...percent of the colony. "What we suspect at this point is this colony could well be gone in 20 years or so," said federal biologist Art Sowls, with the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The dramatic spread of rats on Kiska is one more...


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