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Whale deaths remain mystery

...an unusual mortality event, which would free of federal funding for further studying the deaths, NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle said.Along with the dead whales, dead birds including murres and shearwaters were reported earlier in the investigation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-28/whale-deaths-remain-mystery
State
Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

...an unusual mortality event, which would free of federal funding for further studying the deaths, NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle said.Along with the dead whales, dead birds including murres and shearwaters were reported earlier in the investigation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-27/scientist-whale-deaths-alaska-island-re
State
Death of sea lions found to be caused by humans

...wounds indicating they had been "deliberately killed."National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokesman Julie Speegle said Thursday that some of the deaths appeared to be caused by humans, reported The Alaska Dispatch News."We have...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-12/death-sea-lions-found-be-caused-huma
Outdoors
An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...Walter, but this is the first time in recent memory it has been there in such high numbers," wrote NOAA spokesperson Julie Speegle in an email.In the 1997-1998 El Nino cycle, Orsi said he and other scientists observed blue sharks and jack mackerel...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-17/sea-changes-warm-gulf-leads-unusual-
Outdoors
Juneau Whale Watch pays $11,907 fine for pestering whales in 2013

...was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration late last week.In an email, NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle wrote that Juneau Whale Watch has paid $11,907 to the federal government for two violations of the Mammal Protection...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-26/juneau-whale-watch-pays-12900-fine-pest
Local
Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...Atmospheric Admistration and Coast Guard officials. NOAA received no reports of oiled wildlife, said spokeswoman Julie Speegle. Though some animals - sea birds, fish, marine mammals - were seen swimming through "a thin sheen of oil at the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/little-oil-no-impact-officials-say-a
Outdoors
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...Anchorage.The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA's annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, spokeswoman Julie Speegle said by email. The survey is conducted with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the agency that oversees offshore...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

...oil, discovered by a visitor from Petersburg who posted pictures on Facebook, is still unknown.NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle confirmed Tuesday that the "situation is under control" and no environmental damage has been reported, as ADEC's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/officials-expect-minimal-damage-auke-ba
Local
NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...fixed payment, plus a percentage based on their landings history from 2007 to 2011, according to NMFS spokeswoman Julie Speegle.According to information provided by the NMFS, an estimated 443 permit holders from Cook Inlet's East Side setnet...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-13/noaa-disburses-final-payment-salmon-dis
State
Study: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions

...Alaska and commercial fishing interests unsuccessfully sued to overturn the restrictions, which are under review.Julie Speegle, spokeswoman for the National Marine Fisheries Service, said Wednesday that the agency next month will publish revised...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/study-sleeper-sharks-may-kill-steller-s
State

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