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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...
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...
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...
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...
Fairbanks geologists recall mountain rescue

...came down, I was bouncing in and out of the initial stages of hypothermia," Gillis said. "I was conscious of how little food I had. I tried not to eat during the day and eat at night so I'd have something to fuel myself."On Monday morning...
A happy Thanksgiving for local charities flush with food

...said. "When we started out, we were hesitant."Sims said last Wednesday that she was "a little scared" by how little food the drive had brought in by that point, but expressed optimism that donors in the community would pull through (http...
Alaska Digest adventurer. Many Alaskans, however, were scornful of McCandless' hike into unfamiliar territory with little food and no compass or map. Filming also took place earlier in July in Astoria, Ore., and Carthage, S.D. There also...
Why the shrinking weights?

...Does anyone have a theory about that? Since salmon fatten up out in the ocean, is this an indication that there's less food in the ocean for the salmon to grow? And if there was a decline in the 1970s, was there some change in the ocean feeding...
January junkets find pink clams, fresh tracks

...predation by birds. Macomas can regenerate their siphons, particularly if their food is abundant. But if there is little food for the clams, they are more likely to crawl on the surface, where the predation risk is high. Did these windrows...
The change in bus fares is appalling

...we not understand? We have already taken the longevity bonus away from our elders, a blow that directly translates to less food, less heat, and less medical care for many previous recipients. Why, as middle-class, middle-aged and employed...


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