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WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...researchers were repurposing kitchen timers to test how deep marine mammals can dive. Now they can track the same animals in...kind of gizmo and gadget, the tools used to study marine mammals have changed in big ways. Despite all the advances...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/whalefest-explores-gizmos-gadgets-cetac
Local
Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

...decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in young killer...waters. They primarily eat fish, rather than other marine mammals. They travel in three families, or the J, K and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/years-research-reveal-more-about-iconic
State
Groups sue to protect marine mammals

...end of the year. The Marine Mammal Protection Act, passed in 1981, imposes a general moratorium on the taking of marine mammals. Congress created limited exceptions for occurrences incidental to a specific activity such as drilling for oil and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021407/loc_20070214009.shtml
News
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...man-made sounds become harmful to marine mammals. Called "Draft Guidance for...Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals," the 83-page, peer-reviewed...Resources Division Brad Smith said marine mammals in Alaska have "almost certainly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-24/man-made-sounds-effect-marine-animal
Outdoors
UAF project documents Native hunting knowledge

Alaska Native people have been living with and harvesting marine mammals for millennia. Now, as the climate changes rapidly around them, they are sharing their knowledge with scientists in effort to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/uaf-project-documents-native-hunting
Outdoors
Alaska state senator proposes bounty on sea otters

An Alaska state senator is proposing a bounty on sea otters, the cute little marine mammals often seen by tourists swimming on their backs between cruise ships, sometimes munching on a fresh crab or clams.Sen. Bert...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-02-21/alaska-state-senator-proposes-bounty-se
Local
Groups sue for info in petroleum lease sale

...could show harmful effects to polar bears and other marine mammals. The groups said the documents could reveal that...that contend industrial activity will harm northern marine mammals. They say the sale in an area nearly the size of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012908/sta_241684732.shtml
UAS chancellor to retire

...science programs, especially in marine biology and environmental science."We have the largest concentration of marine mammals in the world, we have glaciers," Pugh said, from his office that overlooks Auke Lake. "We needed programs to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-29/uas-chancellor-retire
Local
Newborn killer whale spotted in Washington waters

...can be found most summer months and fall in Washington state waters.They primarily eat fish, rather than other marine mammals. They travel in three families, or the J, K and L pods. Whales from the same pod tend to spend most of their time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/newborn-killer-whale-spotted-washington
State
My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

...are central to the marine food web providing food to marine mammals, birds, invertebrates and other fish."While the...part of the impacted ecosystem, as birds, fish and marine mammals migrate between the areas. The Bering River area...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/my-turn-real-oil-spill-solution-long-
Opinion

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