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Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...results a significant decline.Surveys were conducted in hundreds of ship transits.Piatt says the decline may be tied to less food availability, a consequence of warmer ocean temperatures.The review does not include counts at nesting colonies. U...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/feds-document-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
State
Feds track seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...researcher Gary Drew suspect the decline may be tied to less food availability, a consequence of warmer ocean temperatures...spawning fish such as halibut, pollock and cod and leaving less food for late spawners such as capelin, a type of smelt consumed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/feds-track-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
Outdoors
On the Trails: Chickadees of the north

...than those in the southern part of their range. Black-caps also have larger hippocampi than chickadee species that do less food storage.Dealing with cold winter temperatures requires metabolic energy, and the colder the weather, the higher the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-23/trails-chickadees-north
Outdoors
Scientists use CSI-style tests to count Alaska wolf packs

...smaller than mainland wolves."As the old-growth is logged, there's less habitat for the deer which means there is less food for the wolves and the hunters," said Rebecca Noblin, Alaska director for the center.The status of the wolf is under...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-06/scientists-use-csi-style-tests-count-al
State
Salmon feeds recipients of food aid programs

...pinks soon. As food prices rise in the United States, the world's dominant donor for food aid, the USDA has purchased less food than in past years, USDA data shows. Schactler said so far this has not affected the move of wild Alaska pinks into...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110107/sta_20071101004.shtml
News
Uniting over harbor seals

...sometimes called hair seals, in Alaska. But their numbers have declined dramatically in some places, possibly because less food was available, scientists say. The number of harbor seals is down 85 percent in the Gulf of Alaska since the mid-1970s...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012501/Loc_Seals.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...sometimes called hair seals, in Alaska. But their numbers have declined dramatically in some places, possibly because less food was available, scientists say. The number of harbor seals is down 85 percent in the Gulf of Alaska since the mid-1970s...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012501/Loc_Seals.shtml
Crippled mother moose nurses calf

...last time we looked, the calf was still nursing." Moose typically loose weight during the winter because they have less food to eat, and it may be necessary to put the moose down then, said Jessy Coltrane, the assistant Anchorage-area biologist...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100207/sta_20071002018.shtml
News
Food for thought

...they were going to eat, what they missed eating and what they would eat again when the experiment was completed. The less food they had, the more it was all they could think about. My grandma was one of eleven children, born and raised in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091910/nei_709734513.shtml
Neighbors
Southeast chinook quota is up again

...quotas last year. Anomalous ocean conditions - warmer temperatures, low density of prey and weak upwelling - provided less food for juvenile kings several years ago, and likely contributed to poor returns, according to a National Marine Fisheries...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040109/loc_420719125.shtml

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