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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
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
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
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...20,000.That petition also received a positive finding. But neither petition is a done deal, NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle said."This is just a first step in a process," she said. "It doesn't prejudge the outcome of the status review...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...20,000.That petition also received a positive finding. But neither petition is a done deal, NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle said."This is just a first step in a process," she said. "It doesn't prejudge the outcome of the status review...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
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
Efforts to free entangled whale halted

...whale's evasive behavior, coupled with murky waters, made efforts to capture video underneath the whale futile, said Julie Speegle, spokeswoman for the NOAA Alaska region.The last mission succeeded in removing some gear, but a necklace is still...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-06/efforts-free-entangled-whale-halted
Local
NOAA takes Steller sea lions off threatened list

...delisted was the eastern North Pacific gray whale, which was taken off the threatened list in 1994, NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle said.The agency earlier this year recommended delisting the eastern population of the Steller sea lions, an action...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-23/noaa-takes-steller-sea-lions-threatened
State
Feds: No listing for Southeast herring

...trend in abundance between 1980 and 2011, and there is positive growth rates and productivity.Agency spokeswoman Julie Speegle said 2011 was the latest data available for the study.The agency said there are periodic low levels of local spawning...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-04/feds-no-listing-southeast-herring
Outdoors

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