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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...
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...
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...
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...


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