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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...
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...
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...
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish northward

...sharks and chub mackerel will become more prominent off British Columbia and in the Gulf of Alaska, the study predicted. Food webs and behavior patterns will shift there as southern species move in, according to the study by four marine experts at...
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...
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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