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Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks

...fish-eating birds and mammals that depend on lake trout for survival is unknown.Fish continue to be a nutritious food source. Many fish species, including salmon, are low in mercury. Women who may become pregnant and parents should reference...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/mercury-fishes-study-released-measur
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Off the Beaten Path: Living in wolf country

...000 wolves in the state. The densest populations are in Southeast where deer, by and large, make up their main food source. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there's around 5,400 gray wolves in the lower 48. According to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/beaten-path-living-wolf-country
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Bears, eagles, seals: How animals on the endangered list fare

...But some scientists warn against it, saying climate change has devastated the whitebark pine trees that provide a key food source for the bears. Another 1,000 grizzlies live outside of the Yellowstone area, while 30,000 of the bears in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05
State
Kenai bear protection at center of battle

...hunted over bear "bait stations" used to lure in black bears, which are far more prevalent and valued by some as a food source.The first-ever scientific count of Kenai brown bears was done in 2010 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-08/kenai-bear-protection-center-battle
State
Unusual number of Arctic snowy owls seen 'down south'

...population spikes or lemmings are scarce, young ones fly south."Snowy owl populations are synchronized with their food source, lemmings," wildlife photographer Lillian Stokes, who co-authors the Stokes bird guides, said Thursday. "If...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-06/unusual-number-arctic-snowy-owls-see
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Police use side range of tools to deter bears

...around a home or yard is to remove possible outdoor food sources like scraps in the trash, bird feeders, pet food...getting more calls than usual now because the natural food sources are depleting," Barnett said. "The berries are gone...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-23/police-use-side-range-tools-deter-bears
State
Grizzly panel: Yellowstone bears recovered

...premature because of declines in a key food source attributed to climate change...produce a nut that is a crucial food source for some bears, have been devastated...successfully turning to alternative food sources. They are eating more elk and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-13/grizzly-panel-yellowstone-bears-reco
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Reminder: Do not to eat recreationally procured shellfish

...paralysis, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The toxin comes from algae, which is a food source for clams, mussels, crabs and other shellfish found across Alaska. This toxin can be found in shellfish every month...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-08/reminder-do-not-eat-recreationally-p
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Ocean-acidification 'refugees' move to Hawaii

...that be the case? How would they respond to changes in the food web?"The algae is changing," Stick said. "The food source that everything depends on is changing. Will things adapt? We don't know. We've never had to face anything like...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-17/ocean-acidification-refugees-move-hawai
State
Sport fish report: Rain prompts coho push to freshwater

...onset of fall, meaning more rains and varying water levels, look to find trout feeding aggressively on these important food sources as the salmon runs begin to wind down.Anglers are reminded to check local fishing regulations and specific species limitations...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-13/sport-fish-report-rain-prompts-coho-
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