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...
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...Sea otters need to eat about one-quarter of their body weight per day, as they do not have blubber, like other marine mammals, to stay warm."They play a positive roll in the ecosystem, as well. They prey on the sea urchin, which if left...
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals 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 Called "Draft Guidance for...Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals," the 83-page, peer-reviewed...Resources Division Brad Smith said marine mammals in Alaska have "almost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...
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...
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...
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...rates for some of the most common marine mammals - including killer whales - at...bribes of herring and salmon, the marine mammals at SeaWorld parks have learned...which is the largest holder of marine mammals in the United States. "How are...
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Ammunition shortage reaches rural Alaska

...Lawrence Island has had trouble keeping popular ammunition in stock for hunters trying to harvest bearded seal and other marine mammals or migratory birds returning to the Bering Strait, KNOM-FM reported Monday. That includes .300-, .303- and...
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...
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...anymore."The Alaska Department of Fish and Game called an emergency meeting to discuss the potential effect on marine mammals and birds in the sound.In addition to the terminal, the picturesque community of about 3,000 year-round residents...
Off the Beaten Path: Spring Break in Southeast Alaska

...the Deadliest Catch and Sarah Palin into their routines. We could have giant electric billboards of scantily clad marine mammals in suggestive poses. Clubs could be located near our most prized natural gems like Pack Creek, Berners Bay, Fords...


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