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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ocean-acidification 'refugees' move to Hawaii

...within the first week or so of life.But how long will 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...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life telling yet if other plankton species are experiencing changes, too.So, to understand the future of the marine food web, government computer modelers have been studying how sea-chemistry changes could reverberate through the ocean. Their...
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...
Alaska asks EPA to intervene in mine contamination ore and host rock and enter surface water, the agency said on its website, and metals can accumulate in the food web.Samples collected from game fish in the Kuskokwim and tributaries showed elevated mercury concentrations. The study...
Revamping the rip rap

...birds, Hudson said. Even the leaf litter is important. "The leaf litter falls into the stream and fuels the benthic food web, where invertebrates process that leaf litter and turn it into insect biomass that then emerge and come back to the riparian...


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