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Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming

...said. They feed on plankton and become prey for ringed seals, the main diet of polar bears.They also are an important food source for seabirds, narwhals and beluga whales.Arctic cod can grow to nearly 12 inches in four to five years. They're...
What's in Bloom: Blue camas

...water." These bulbs (not to be confused with the white-flowered death camas, Toxicoscordion sp.) were an important food source for the native peoples of the Pacific Northwest and were often used as trade items. When used as a food source...
Current sport fish fishing report for Juneau

...salmon smolt. Anglers will use small spinners or smolt pattern flies to catch hungry fish actively feeding on this important food source. Local anglers will have luck finding fish at the mouth of Montana Creek, Salmon Creek, Peterson Creek and salt...
Revamping the rip rap

...a mate."In just a few short years, they will have a place to hide. Those insects in turn, will provide an important food source for migratory birds, Hudson said. Even the leaf litter is important. "The leaf litter falls into the stream...
My Turn: Kensington Mine needs environmental safeguards

...birds and marine mammals in the bay? Will marine transport activities diminish habitat for spawning herring, an important food source for birds and mammals? Three minor spills at the Kensington Mine have been reported to the state of Alaska since...
Leave it to beavers; family life under sticks and ice

...lodge. I imagined that wolf standing on the lodge, drinking in the smell of those beavers inside. Beavers are an important food source for Southeast Alaska wolves, but not in those conditions. Even with my opposable thumbs there would be no way...
Pollock harvest lowest in 32 years

...said further protection was needed for pollock, a critical part of the food web in the ocean ecosystem and an important food source for Steller sea lions, fur seals, salmon, halibut, seabirds and other animals. "We need to keep fishing low...
Goldbelt dock gets OK for Cascade Point

...potential harm to fish habitat, said John Leeds, Corps of Engineers' Juneau office manager. Herring are an important food source for humpback whales and Steller sea lions, both listed under the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine...
Tribe protests glacier tours

...tend to their young on ice floes near the glacier. The tribe believes the ships are hurting the population an important food source for some Yakutat residents. However, cruise officials are reluctant to cap voyages to the area until they see...
Season's outlook: not berry good

...berries "may travel and spend more time finding food, with more of them heading into town." Berries are an important food source for migratory birds such as the thrushes that pass through Juneau forests in the fall, said Bob Armstrong, local...


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