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Drones track health of endangered orcas

...We're really answering a simple question. Are these killer whales getting enough to eat?" said John Durban, a marine mammal biologist with NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California.This year it appears that the population...
Kodiak humpback whale is Fireside Lecture topic for March 6

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway and marine mammal biologist Kate Wynne as Fireside Lecturers on Friday, March 6. They will discuss their work on a deceased humpback whale that washed ashore...
2015 Fireside lectures begin today

...outburst flood (jokulhlaup) research team will discuss their research on the phenomenon.For the March 6 lecture, marine mammal biologist Kate Wynne and marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway will talk about their findings from the body of a young female...
Fireside Lectures begin Friday

...Mendenhall Lake and River will explore how they forecasted the event.March 6: Marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway and marine mammal biologist Kate Wynne will reveal what they learned from examining the carcass of a young female humpback whale that died...
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...
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...


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