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Dead whale washes ashore at Kodiak village

...blames the death on other marine mammals."It's an obvious victim of killer whales," said Witteveen, a marine mammal biologist for the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.She took skin and blubber samples Thursday for testing and...
Scientists want new name for mammal-eating orcas

...He was broadly interested in natural history."Just out of graduate school in 1970, Bigg was hired as a marine mammal biologist at the Pacific Biological Station. One assignment was an investigation of the status of killer whales, considered...
Alaska Digest

...Tuesday afternoon near Cordwood Cove. The whale is probably less than two years old, said Fisheries Service marine mammal biologist Aleria Jensen. The eastern population of gray whales in the North Pacific was removed from the federal endangered...
Remote robotic cameras offer unusual windows on wildlife

...problems. "It's a mix - there are wonderful applications in the right situations," said Lauri Jemison, a marine mammal biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "But you learn a lot being out there on site. There are things...
State Briefs

...bearded, ringed and spotted seals, ply the waters around the port this time of year, said Lori Quakenbush, a marine mammal biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. Compiled from Associated Press reports.
Noting challenges, agency writes polar bear plan

...ANCHORAGE - In a windowless convention center room more than a thousand miles from polar bears roaming on sea ice, marine mammal biologists gathered last week in Anchorage to work on a recovery plan for the Arctic Ocean's most famous fauna.The Interior...
Satellite tags show ties between whale groups

ANCHORAGE - A research team using satellite tracking technology is causing marine mammal biologists to re-examine what's known of highly endangered western Pacific gray whales.For the second time in two years, scientists...
New AG has life-long love for Alaska

...passenger in the family car on the Alcan Highway heading north to Fairbanks where the elder Burns, a Fish & Game Marine Mammal Biologist, finished his master's degree. They went to Nome in 1960. His mother, Joyce, was a flight attendant...
Bowhead whale population rebounds

...recent decades the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort sea stock has been growing at a rate of 31 2 percent a year. Marine mammal biologists, working closely with Alaska Natives in the Arctic, conduct an annual census of the whales during their spring...
Prince William Sound killer whales appear doomed by oil spill

...Realistically, I think it is really hard to say we can do anything to save this group." Craig Matkin, a marine mammal biologist with the North Gulf Oceanic Society who has been studying the whales since the 1980s, agreed. "You have to...


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