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On the Trails: Fishy fins of many uses might expect. Suckers, shovels, probes, wings, legs, threats, heat generators - very versatile!Thanks to John Moran for helpful hints!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.
An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...unusual whale mortality here is (and may remain) undetermined," Wynne wrote in an email.Research Fisheries Biologist John Moran said he hasn't seen anything unusual in whales locally."Everything seems pretty normal, at least locally, here...
Whales may impact herring stocks' recovery Lynn Canal and Prince William Sound, they may be keeping depleted stocks down.NOAA research fisheries biologist John Moran has been studying whales' effect on herring; in 2010 he and other researchers co-authored a paper comparing Lynn...
Whale overwinters in Juneau waters

...the help of volunteers, documented through photo identification that a humpback whale overwintered in local waters. John Moran, a research fisheries biologist with the Auke Bay Laboratories, said sightings of humpbacks in Stephens Passage and...
Sea bound visitors

...are rare, though not exceptional. However, their reasons for visiting are often known only to whales themselves. John Moran, a research fisheries biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service at Auke Bay Laboratories, said he believes...
BioBlitz a success

...Hocker; Juneau Audubon: Paul Suchanek; NOAA: Sue Walker, Chiska Derr, Pat Harris, K Koski, Mandy Lindeberg, John Moran, Bonita Nelson, John Thedinga, Alex Wertheimer and Bruce Wing; UAF: Molly Fox, Courtney Lyons, Jodi Pirtle, Miranda...

...Sadiah, both of Miami. James Willoughby Condit Jr. and Cathleen Marie Steinhofer, both of Barrington, Ill. Russell John Moran and Kim Marie Federico, both of Sidell, La. Norman L. Sirak and Katherine Blaxon, both of Massilon, Ohio. Courts...
The Herring Conundrum:

...the summertime, but scientists suspect they rely on herring in the winter, before heading to Hawaii to reproduce. John Moran, another scientist at the National Marine Fisheries Service, is one year into a study to find out whether whales are...
Attack of the passing predator

...A. White titled "Ecological aspects of transient killer whales Orcinus orca as predators in southeastern Alaska."John Moran, a research fisheries biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service at the NOAA Auke Bay Laboratories, said the...
How do you tell a whale? Just look at its tail

...The Auke Bay researchers came to focusing on humpbacks in a roundabout way. "We call it a herring project," said John Moran of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. His team is investigating the mystery of why Lynn Canal herring...


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