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Feds track seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...that's a pretty major change," he said.Piatt and researcher Gary Drew suspect the decline may be tied to less food availability, a consequence of warmer ocean temperatures that occur in cycles over decades.Seabird populations could bounce...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/feds-track-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
Outdoors
Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...significant decline.Surveys were conducted in hundreds of ship transits.Piatt says the decline may be tied to less food availability, a consequence of warmer ocean temperatures.The review does not include counts at nesting colonies. U.S. Fish...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/feds-document-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
State
Deer outlook, reports positive

...There are) lots of fawns being seen ... most of the deer are up high this year because of good weather and food availability," he said. "Early hunters have reported good body sizes on the deer. They're in good, healthy shape."Juneau-based...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/deer-outlook-reports-positive
Outdoors
Environmental group sues to protect ice seals

...summer to successfully reproduce and then molt. The projected retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, according to the listing petition.Noblin said Arctic summer sea ice on Aug. 26 had reached a record low and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-13/environmental-group-sues-protect-ice-se
State
Crossbills well designed for Southeast cuisine

...year. Even birds less than a year old can mate and raise chicks when foraging is good. The birds are able to judge food availability by their rate of food intake, and they quit trying to breed if intake rates drop too much. There are two species...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102807/out_20071028004.shtml
Outdoors
Feds must decide on listing ice seals as threatened

...pack ice over shallow waters where prey is abundant. The retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, the environmental group said. Federal agencies are required to consider how their regulatory decisions affect...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092909/sta_498789698.shtml
NOAA Fisheries seeks delay in ice seal decision

...summer to successfully reproduce and then molt. The projected retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, according to the listing petition.The state of Alaska opposes both listings. The state unsuccessfully sued to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-12-13/noaa-fisheries-seeks-delay-ice-seal-dec
State
Group announces intent to sue to protect ice seals

...summer to successfully reproduce and then molt. The projected retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, according to the listing petition.The National Marine Fisheries Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-06-19/group-announces-intent-sue-protect-ice-
State
Good catch, goshawk

...unusual sighting. Spotting one downtown, is even more exceptional.Titus said its presence there is mostly tied to food availability and for Southeast Alaskan goshawks - who typically find meals of red squirrel, grouse and ptarmigan - their options...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-09-28/good-catch-goshawk
Outdoors
AP: Feds propose listing for seals

...is a shrinkage of that ice season," Cummings said. The retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, according to the petition for listing. The state of Alaska, which has sued to overturn the polar bear listing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120510/sta_746079627.shtml
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