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Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming

...fish that represents an important link in the Arctic food chain has been successfully grown in laboratory conditions...serve as a key middle link in a relatively short Arctic food chain, he said. They feed on plankton and become prey for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/scientists-breed-arctic-fish-they-study
State
NOAA warns of warmer, less productive Pacific

...Gulf of Alaska now has spread across most of the West Coast. The Pacific is marking record high temperatures this year and last. Scientists say the trend is hurting the simple marine organisms that make up the base of the Pacific food chain.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/noaa-warns-warmer-less-productive-pacif
State
Study: Manmade carbon may be affecting ocean food web

...study reveals that the remnants of fossil fuels in glaciers may be changing the source of food for marine life down the food chain.The fieldwork for the study was done on the Juneau Icefield and was led by University of Alaska Southeast Assistant...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-02-24/study-manmade-carbon-may-be-affectin
Outdoors
Teriyaki in Lemon Creek

...fast food restaurant, or getting mass-produced fare. In fact, there's only one traditional drive-through fast food chain left in town, and it has golden arches.Kona's Pacific Rim Grill in Lemon Creek, by contrast, is a family-owned...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-11/teriyaki-lemon-creek
Local
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...northernmost community, was not considered for leasing. It's an area of abundant tiny organisms at the bottom of the ocean food chain that draws predators from seabirds to gray whales.Leasing in past sales has been prohibited in marine areas used for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
On the Trails: Eating lichens

...that ramify from this lichen base. Some lichens accumulate certain organic pollutants, which are then passed on up the food chain to caribou and deer, and thence to predators such as wolves and humans, where the pollutants become concentrated...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-30/trails-eating-lichens
Outdoors
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

...biological support for this subspecies contention. The wolves in Southeast Alaska move from island to island following the food chain, namely the Sitka black tail deer. Evidence shows that deer move back and forth from the mainland to the islands...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/my-turn-protection-wolves-indirect-sp
Opinion
Letter: Sustaining Earth and its ecosystems

...requisites like clean air and water resources to the denigration of our nutritional needs through dismemberment of the food-chain - instigated then buttressed by capitalism's "profit-maximization" technique to innovate has become a challenge...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-05-13/letter-sustaining-earth-and-its-ecosy
Letters
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...works," Walsh said. "It's survival out there. It's not a nice place to be unless you're at the top of the food chain, and even then you're affected by changes in your environment."

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-04/some-seaworld-mammals-live-longer-cap
Not For Web
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...then get swallowed by larger animals. And so little ocean monitoring is done of creatures at the bottom of the marine food chain, there's no telling yet if other plankton species are experiencing changes, too.So, to understand the future of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-15/ocean-acidification-threatens-marine-li
State

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