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Harbor seal pup returns to wild

...said. "They're one of my favorite sea animals."Neither had seen a seal pup before."I am planning to be a marine biologist when I grow up," Mohr said. "I hope that he'll swim out to sea and be happy."This seal is tagged (but is...
On the Trails: Middens

...bundles are called "dreys."Who else makes middens? Octopuses often pile stones and shells in front of their dens. Marine biologists use the accumulation to locate the dens and analyze the shells to determine the diet of the den-dwellers. One kind...
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...spray. They sprayed it on cities and forests from planes. You can watch old footage of that on YouTube. Carson, a marine biologist by training, reeled off study after study that proved good insects like pollinators and every living thing that...
Passport to STEM success

...our model ponds," Kalila said. That was an ongoing science project in her class.Kalila said she wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up, but she also enjoyed the chemistry and electricity activities that night.Across the hall was...
My Turn: The heart of the Southeast Alaska economy is its ocean

...those dollars goes to someone who works directly with the ocean. It could be a commercial fisherman, kayak guide, marine biologist, boat builder, an engineer on the ferry or a Lieutenant with the Coast Guard. But taken together, the more than...
Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities to be celebrated tonight

...Eva Saulitis of HomerEssayist and poet Eva Saulitis' works often highlight her dual role as an author and a marine biologist. Her most recent book is "Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss Among Vanishing Orcas," in which...
Alaska books roundup 2013

...of Owls: A Novel" by John Keeble. This literary thriller, which interweaves fiction and science, centers on a marine biologist who angers Big Oil through her research in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. (University of Washington Press, September 2013...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...adapt to high CO2. But they may not have time."It's almost like an arms race," said Gretchen Hofmann, a marine biologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "We can see that the potential for rapid evolution is there...
'Harbor Seals on the Move' to be this week's Fireside Lecture

...begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and will repeat at 8 p.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Wildlife and Marine Biologist Womble leads the harbor seal research and population monitoring in Glacier Bay National Park. Her most recent research...
On the Trails: Mermaids' purses

...found a few of these egg cases on North Douglas beaches, I got interested in learning more about them. Not being a marine biologist, I had to do a bit of digging, but I got a start with the help of a genial skate biologist at the National Oceanic...


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