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Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...that then get swallowed by larger animals. And so little ocean monitoring is done of creatures at the bottom of the marine food chain, there's no telling yet if other plankton species are experiencing changes, too.So, to understand the future...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-15/ocean-acidification-threatens-marine-li
State
Scientists want new name for mammal-eating orcas

...whose mentoring inspired a generation of researchers still uncovering the mysteries of the animal at the top of the marine food chain."He was really very much the founding father of modern scientific studies regarding killer whales," Ford said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-26/scientists-want-new-name-mammal-eating-
State
Dead orca had high levels of poison

...yet more evidence that pollutants produced thousands of miles away continue to accumulate at the top of Alaska's marine food chain. These chemicals may now be another factor pushing a genetically unique family of Prince William Sound whales closer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072301/sta_Orca.shtml
News
Ocean panel studies Alaska water policies

...produced worldwide are now condensing in the Arctic waters, posing an ever increasing danger each step up the marine food chain." With almost 200 people in the audience, the Anchorage meetings were the best attended of any public hearings...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082602/loc_oceanic.shtml
News
Looking both ways and going forward

...readers wrote to us with their concerns that publicizing the toxic effects of certain plastics when incorporated into marine food chains could potentially have a negative impact on fish consumption and the fishing industry. Unfortunately, it is a very...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123007/out_20071230014.shtml
Outdoors
Our waters need Senate action too

...lives in the ocean. In other words, the ability of all ocean life to sustain the most basic building blocks of the marine food chain is being compromised by the increasing acidity of our oceans. There is no doubt about the science underlying the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080110/opi_689270981.shtml
Opinion
For whom the bell trolls

...an invaluable function in keeping our oceans ecologically healthy by serving as a key predator at the top of the marine food chain. Recreational anglers, though, are not alone in their pursuit of the bluefin. Known for their deep red meat...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111910/opi_738549213.shtml
Opinion
BP and the Exxon Valdez: A crude comparison

...currents are essentially a superhighway for drifting eggs, larvae, jellyfish, and plankton that form the base of the marine food chain, which supports larger fish, sea turtles, whales and dolphins, and seabirds. We can't yet quantify the impact...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071310/opi_675336851.shtml
Opinion
As oceans fall ill, storm brews over solutions

...about 22 million tons of carbon dioxide a day. As that happens, the oceans become more acidic, threatening the marine food chain. The acidity could eat away the shells of such animals as the petropod, a nearly microscopic snail with a calcium...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110909/sta_514419342.shtml
Glaciers an important marine food source

...the organisms that live in downstream rivers and the ocean. The information will help scientists better understand marine food chains as glaciers continue to shrink, said researcher Eran Hood, a University of Alaska Southeast associate professor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122409/loc_539293675.shtml

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