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Kennicott repairs, upgrades put state ferry back on line

...Atwood.The Kennicott - built in 1998 - is one of the AMHS' cross-gulf vessels, meaning it operates across the Gulf of Alaska, linking Southeast and Southcentral Alaska. The ferry is 382 feet long and can transport up to 499 passengers, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/kennicott-repairs-upgrades-put-state-fe
State
NOAA warns of warmer, less productive Pacific

...trend is to much warmer and less productive waters.A warming that began last year off Southern California and the Gulf of Alaska now has spread across most of the West Coast. The Pacific is marking record high temperatures this year and last...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/noaa-warns-warmer-less-productive-pacif
State
Feds track seabird loss in North Pacific waters

ANCHORAGE - The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea, a possible consequence of warmer waters, according to a preliminary federal analysis of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/feds-track-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
Outdoors
Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Geological Survey researchers analyzing nearly 40 years of at-sea bird surveys in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea say seabird density has dropped about 2 percent annually since 1975.Research wildlife biologist John...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/feds-document-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
State
Pure Sole: Drunken fishermen at anchor

...Thanksgiving and was wearing jeans to the formal dance.Now that I am not rolling around in 30-foot seas in the Gulf of Alaska, clad in battered oilskins, my XtraTufs mired in halibut guts and blood, and a skipper who flings a gaff hook as...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-15/pure-sole-drunken-fishermen-anchor
Sports
Letter: Getting fired up about unfair bycatch

...declining halibut stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea have led to 70 percent...available to charter clients in the Gulf of Alaska has been reduced by 50 percent...trawl fisheries operating in the Gulf of Alaska have been reduced by only 15 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-10/letter-getting-fired-about-unfair-byc
Letters
Free tour of the Coast Guard cutter SPAR Sunday

...release from District 17, the SPAR is responsible for maintaining more than 150 aids-to-navigation throughout the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.The tour is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-12/free-tour-coast-guard-cutter-spar-sunda
Local
My Turn: Fisheries must put Alaska first

Alaska first. It's time. Those are words I can get behind, especially when it comes to our fish. You say fish and Alaska in the same sentence and you probably think salmon (for good reason). We have the best-managed salmon fishery in the world.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-12/my-turn-fisheries-must-put-alaska-fir
Opinion
Around town for Friday, Feb. 27

...Hall.UAF Fisheries seminar, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., SFOS Lena Points, room 101. The topic will be "The Gulf of Alaska project: Integrated ecosystem research for understanding fish recruitment dynamics".Citizenship and English class...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/today-feb-27
Local
Alaska Science Forum: A yearly flood into the Gulf of Alaska

Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-20/alaska-science-forum-yearly-flood-gu
Outdoors

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