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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/scientists-breed-arctic-fish-they-study
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-06/whats-bloom-blue-camas
Outdoors
Sport fish report: Rain prompts coho push to freshwater

...onset of fall, meaning more rains and varying water levels, look to find trout feeding aggressively on these important food sources as the salmon runs begin to wind down.Anglers are reminded to check local fishing regulations and specific species...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-13/sport-fish-report-rain-prompts-coho-
Outdoors
Sport fish report: It's on! Cohos being caught in fresh, salt water

...the onset of fall meaning more rains and varying water levels look to find trout feeding aggressively on these important food sources as the salmon runs begin to wind down.Anglers are reminded to check local fishing regulations and specific species...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-06/sport-fish-report-its-cohos-being-ca
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-07-19/revamping-rip-rap
Outdoors
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071905/loc_20050719001.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081001/Loc_TribeTours.shtml
Local
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081802/loc_gardens.shtml
News
Alaska editorial: There's no problem with McNeil bear hunt

...people its like shooting fish in a barrel. The bears will tolerate a crowd of other bears and people to reach an important food source during a limited season, but that is a long time - and a far distance - from what happens when they are alone...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030507/opi_20070305006.shtml
Opinion
Hunters watch for sick birds

...uncertain risks of bird flu. "People need to be cautious and reasonable about (handling the birds) but this is an important food source out here and I'd hate to see people avoiding them," he said. Still, the news from abroad is making some people...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030506/sta_20060305017.shtml
News

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