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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-14/biologist-tsunami-debris-can-be-overwhe
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Wolves in national preserve drop by more than half

...a National Park Service official said Friday.Federal biologists discovered a more than 50 percent decline, the...ecosystem in the Charley River Basin.But, she said, federal biologists are concerned. They believe that one, 24-member...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-14/wolves-national-preserve-drop-more-half
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NMFS denies seal endangered listing

...said. "We think the sea ice models show that ribbon seals are losing sea ice at critical times in the spring."Federal biologists estimate the ribbon seal population at 200,000 to 300,000.During summer and fall, ribbon seals live entirely...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-10/nmfs-denies-seal-endangered-listing
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Serial killer in Anchorage tops Alaska news stories of 2012

...began taking on water.? Other tsunami debris is showing up on West Coast beaches, including in Alaska. One federal biologist said the debris that gathered this past summer on Alaska's Kayak Island made walking on its beaches feel like walking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-31/serial-killer-anchorage-tops-alaska-new
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053003/sta_biologist.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060206/sta_20060602024.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061005/loc_20050610003.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061205/sta_20050612004.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071403/sta_seabirds.shtml
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State Supreme Court refuses to grant beluga whales special status

...plummeted to an estimated 350 to 400 in a decline that federal biologists attributed to overhunting by Alaska Natives. The...fisheries agency to regulate the Native harvest. Federal biologists had argued that taking only one or two whales per...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080304/sta_beluga.shtml
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