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Scientists investigate dead orca whale found near Petersburg

...Petersburg.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration responded to the sighting on Friday. Fisheries Spokeswoman Julie Speegle said a team of marine mammal experts went to the area to secure the killer whale and take samples, KFSK-FM reported...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/scientists-investigate-dead-orca-whale-
State
Alaska man hits 300-pound fur seal on drive to work

...Nick Hunnicutt said he had to shoot the seal, which tribal members were able to butcher for the local food pantry.Julie Speegle, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the organization doesn't know of any previous seal-vehicle...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-22/alaska-man-hits-300-pound-fur-seal-d
Outdoors
Parks: Welcome, Fourth Graders

...Research Center. Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Reserve is also participating in the program, said NOAA spokesperson Julie Speegle.Sept. 25 of this year through April, there is no fee at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center; the fee will increase...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-18/parks-welcome-fourth-graders
Outdoors
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
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
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
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
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

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