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Community invited to tour CGC SPAR

...buoy tender home ported in Kodiak and is responsible for maintaining more than 150 aids to navigation throughout the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.For more information about SPAR please visit http://uscg.mil/d17/cgcspar.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/community-invited-tour-cgc-spar
Outdoors
Fire briefly flares up at offshore gas platform

...only one active production well, and it was shut off remotely after the fire broke out. A subsurface pipeline that carries the gas to the town of Nikiski also was closed.The inlet stretches 180 miles from Anchorage to the Gulf of Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-05/fire-briefly-flares-offshore-gas-platfo
State
'Sopping wet' fall, winter ahead

...warm ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska mean a warm, wet fall and winter...salmon is yet to be seen.The Gulf of Alaska has been up to five degrees Fahrenheit...trawls caught ocean sunfish in the Gulf of Alaska as well. They've also caught...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/sopping-wet-fall-winter-ahead
Outdoors
Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

...agency dispatched a cutter, helicopter and another aircraft.Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles from Anchorage to the Gulf of Alaska.The Baker platform is among 10 in the inlet that Hilcorp purchased in January 2012. Of those, nine are active in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/fire-offshore-gas-platform-prompts-evac
State
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...inches. Fishermen throughout the Gulf of Alaska faced restrictions on fishing for...nearly to the same degree: the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries. A series of articles...address bycatch problems. Called the Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management Program...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-06/my-turn-its-time-trawlers-pay-their-f
Opinion
On the Trails: Beaked whales

...or surface too rapidly, before the body is prepared for the change.There are three species in the North Pacific/Gulf of Alaska waters (two of these have been subject to commercial whaling, near Japan). I will give the scientific names here...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/trails
Outdoors
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...culminating with the drill vessel Kulluk running aground off an island near Kodiak as it was being towed across the Gulf of Alaska in stormy weather.Shell chose not to drill during the short open water drilling season in 2013 or 2014, and it faces...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/shell-files-revised-arctic-offshore-dri
State
Southeast Unplugged

...to an anonymous point deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Alaska. There, the cable joins another, slightly bigger...the cable would have one branch reaching out from the Gulf of Alaska to Lena Point, near Juneau.Access to WCI's network...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/southeast-unplugged
State | Local
Fisheries managers: Lend me your ear(bones)

Fish aren't big talkers, but they can still say a lot if one knows where to look. Each fish has its biography written in bones in its ears - the otoliths. "It's a biochronometer.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-04/fisheries-managers-lend-me-your-earbone
Local
Rainfall records tumble with the drops

...panhandle tonight and early tomorrow.There will be another break in the weather before a stronger low moves across the Gulf of Alaska, but forecasts are uncertain about that storm's course.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/rainfall-records-tumble-drops
Local

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