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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
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 proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

...proposal passes, the humpback populations that are removed from the endangered list would still be protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.The public has 90 days to comment on the recommended changes.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/agency-proposes-lifting-protections-mos
State
Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

...whales to migrate to breeding and calving grounds somewhere in the south China Sea, said Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University and lead author of a research paper published this week in the journal Biology...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/gray-whales-pacific-crossing-leads-ques
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
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...known today as Steller's sea cow. They worked their way east, wiping out populations of sea otters and other marine mammals as they went. The fur market boomed, myopic greed reigned and Russia expanded its power. Bering, though a Dane...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
Marine mammal guide aims to make identification easy

...Sea Grant bookstore."Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific" follows two previous marine mammal guidebooks written for Alaska and the Atlantic. Kate Wynne, marine mammal specialist for the Alaska Sea...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/marine-mammal-guide-aims-make-identi
Outdoors
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
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
Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...received no reports of oiled wildlife, said spokeswoman Julie Speegle. Though some animals - sea birds, fish, marine mammals - were seen swimming through "a thin sheen of oil at the surface ... animals can process a minimum level of hydrocarbons...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/little-oil-no-impact-officials-say-a
Outdoors

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