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UAS yields key data for fishing industry

...ecosystems such as ocean physics and chemistry essential to fish habitats, and the structure and functioning of marine food webs. Information from NOAA's research is provided to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the NMFS Alaska Regional...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-11-15/uas-yields-key-data-fishing-industr
Neighbors
My Turn: BC Mines and the Taku watershed

...downstream than that. Consequently, data delineating the full extent of impacts to water quality and the entire salmon food web simply do not exist.The water quality in and around Tulsequah Chief is so degraded, Chieftain Metals is currently violating...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-06/my-turn-bc-mines-and-taku-watershed
Opinion
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

...domoic acid yet observed in Monterey Bay and other areas of the West Coast."It's really working its way into the food web and we're definitely seeing the impacts of that," Kudela said, noting that sea lions are getting sick and pelicans...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-04/toxic-algae-blooming-warm-water-cali
Outdoors
An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...ecological thing that you're not timing right," Joyce said.High temperatures can lower production at the bottom of the food web, Hopcroft said, meaning that while animals may be able to grow faster, they could find their growth stunted due to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-17/sea-changes-warm-gulf-leads-unusual-
Outdoors
On the Trails: Herbivores and their plants

...Ecologists call this an increase of primary productivity, because the basic producers of energy and nutrients for the food web (namely, the plants) have increased. This kind of response to grazing can happen when the system is rich enough to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-02/trails-herbivores-and-their-plants
Outdoors
My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

...the ecosystem to support the many species that rely on it. As the council states, herring "are central to the marine food web providing food to marine mammals, birds, invertebrates and other fish."While the council sponsored many useful studies...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/my-turn-real-oil-spill-solution-long-
Opinion
From a glacial river to a salmon stream?

...temperature-regulating coping techniques that use up energy and lead to less time for foraging. Emily Whitney is researching near shore food webs, and Melissa Rhodes-Reece is researching marine iron.The list of Southeast Alaskan climate-change research topics...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/glacial-river-salmon-stream
Outdoors
Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks

...Preserve and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.Lake trout are a relatively long-lived fish species at the top of the food web, and as such are more likely to accumulate mercury and other toxins over their lives than other species of fish. They...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/mercury-fishes-study-released-measur
Outdoors
Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...is damaging a potentially important link in the marine food web far sooner than expected."What we found was just amazing...billion industry based in Seattle and Alaska."The ocean food web is connected in a lot more ways than we understand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-01/souring-seas-eating-away-tiny-creatures
State
Whales may impact herring stocks' recovery

...whales) is so rich in nutrients that it contributes to the food web whatever it removes. This would mean that when whales eat krill, they actually enrich the food web for the existing herring."It's hard to figure out...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/whales-may-impact-herring-stocks-rec
Outdoors

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