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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...
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...
Study: Manmade carbon may be affecting ocean food web

...carbon can also be exported to ecosystems downstream from glaciers where it can be metabolized and become part of the food web."These findings show that glaciers like Mendenhall can provide us with novel information about how humans are altering...
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...
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...
To camp or not to camp? lucky we are ... When the salmon goes to sea, only two percent come home. The rest are all gone, part of the food web of Mother Nature. Look at every creature in here, and it's the same story. The quest for life and propagation is...
Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures 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...
My Turn: Impact, science of mining near Bristol Bay are clear

...Native Alaskans who have survived on their bounty for over 4,000 years. A healthy salmon population supports a complex food web consisting of more than 40 species of wildlife from beluga whales and bears to bald eagles and rainbow trout. And this...
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...
Governor Parnell leaves Alaskans behind once again

...protective shells. This affects everything from King Crab to the planktonic calcifiers that form the basis of the ocean's food web. According to the Alaska Oceans Observing System, an interagency and oceans stakeholder group, "if the plankton calcifiers...


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