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On the Trails: Cruisin' to Berners Bay

...it was a few years ago.When the hooligan come in, they mill about in the bay for a while, and that's when the marine mammals enjoy a feast. Whales pass through, and seals hang out on a reef near Slate Cove. Steller's sea lions stock up...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/trails-cruisin-berners-bay
Outdoors
Upcoming Navy exercises prompt protest

...endangered species habitat in the exercise zone, whose northern border is about 70 miles from Cordova.Impacts to marine mammals would not be significant, Wasem said. She said salmon and other fish species would not be affected, given the relatively...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-17/upcoming-navy-exercises-prompt-protest
State
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

...food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies...get nothing out of it," he said.Polar bears are marine mammals that spend most of their lives on sea ice. They use...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/scientists-say-polar-bears-wont-thrive-
State
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

...food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies...get nothing out of it," he said.Polar bears are marine mammals that spend most of their lives on sea ice. They use...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-02/scientists-say-polar-bears-wont-thrive-
State
Wildlife Society to honor Flynn, Larsen with lifetime achievement awards

...A wide variety of sessions happening from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the week will include discussions on marine mammals, seabirds, resource selection modeling, alpine ecology and landscape and population genetics. In addition, Juneau-based...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/wildlife-society-honor-flynn-larsen-
Outdoors
Humpbacks on rebound as agency mulls lift

...proposal would not mean there will be an open hunting season on humpbacks.All the whales remain protected under the Marine Mammals Protection Act, and the United States is still an active member of the International Whaling Commission, which banned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/humpbacks-rebound-agency-mulls-lift
State
Agency: Whales' recovery a success story

...endangered list doesn't mean there will soon be hunting seasons again.All the whales remain protected under the Marine Mammals Protection Act, and the United States is still an active member of the International Whaling Commission, which banned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/agency-whales-recovery-success-story
State
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
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