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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...
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...
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...
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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