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Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming

...They feed on plankton and become prey for ringed seals, the main diet of polar bears.They also are an important food source for seabirds, narwhals and beluga whales.Arctic cod can grow to nearly 12 inches in four to five years. They're...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/scientists-breed-arctic-fish-they-study
State
Intervention by governor spares bears' lives

...reported. Those opposed to killing the bears argued the animals shouldn't be punished for taking advantage of an easy food source.Gov. Bill Walker said he felt the bears had done nothing wrong and it was right thing to do."I'm sure there...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/intervention-governor-spares-bears-live
State | AK legislature
Alaska Science Forum: Creepy crawlies of the north aren't from around here

...coho salmon wintering near the Anchor River gorged on exotic earthworms in springtime. Worms were their number one food source."When you have an introduced species, you'll have winners and losers," Bowser said. "It appears salmon fry can...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/alaska-science-forum-creepy-crawlies
Outdoors
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

...conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting from bird eggs, berries and other land food sources.Few bears are using land food and what they find can't replace lipid-rich ringed or bearded seals, said Karyn...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-02/scientists-say-polar-bears-wont-thrive-
State
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

...conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting from bird eggs, berries and other land food sources.Few bears are using land food and what they find can't replace lipid-rich ringed or bearded seals, said Karyn...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/scientists-say-polar-bears-wont-thrive-
State
Flipping Douglas Island

...deer would be more vulnerable. And if the deer population suffers, so too would the area's wolves, whose primary food source is deer.Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Ryan Scott says the wolf population on Douglas Island has just...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
Wolves of the Alexander Archipelago

...into closer contact with humans; and timber harvest can negatively affect Sitka black-tail deer, wolves' primary food source.At a recent Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center Fireside Lecture, US Forest Service biologist and Tongass Wildlife...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-04/wolves-alexander-archipelago
Outdoors
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

...spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The best way to deter them, she said, is to eliminate their food source."We are aware that some people are feeding pigeons," she said. "If there wasn't as much food, there wouldn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/annual-pigeon-dung-problem-grows-across
State
On the Trails: Eating lichens

...they could be found not far away where the deer had not walked.These observations made me think about lichens as a food source for animals, and I have a very helpful local lichenologist to thank for some great references (as well as instruction...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-30/trails-eating-lichens
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: Stories told in tracks

...upstream and Bonaparte gulls screeched and pecked at carcasses. Brown bear sign was everywhere - she was camped on the food source of more than a dozen bears, and was stressing and displacing them, as well as putting herself at risk of being mauled...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/beaten-path-stories-told-tracks
Outdoors

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