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NOAA outlines whale protection rules for Navy testing

...Service has outlined rules to protect whales and other marine mammals during testing conducted by the U.S. Navy off the...onboard observers can shut down the Navy's testing if marine mammals - a category that includes whales, dolphins and seals...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-13/noaa-outlines-whale-protection-rules-na
State | Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: Watch out, Iliamna Lake Monster, here I come

...trout, and it doesn't look like the Feds are going to allow even catch-and-release whaling anytime soon. Stupid Marine Mammal Protection Act.I need more of a thrill, so I'm borrowing a pack-raft, some long-line gear and a virgin goat...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-30/beaten-path-watch-out-iliamna-lake-m
Outdoors
Scientists investigate dead orca whale found near Petersburg

...on Friday. Fisheries Spokeswoman Julie Speegle said a team of marine mammal experts went to the area to secure the killer whale and take...can report similar sightings to NOAA Fisheries using the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/scientists-investigate-dead-orca-whale-
State
Researchers investigate uptick in stranded and dying otters

...toxins.Webber said sightings of dead or dying animals should be reported to a SeaLife Center hotline for stranded marine mammals."It's largely people out on the beaches, getting the word out to us," Webber said. "That's critical to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-12/researchers-investigate-uptick-stranded
State
A new season of wildlife on Wednesdays

...Heidi Pearson, assistant professor of marine biology at UAS. Pearson studies "blue carbon" ecosystems, which marine mammals help create.All Wildlife Wednesday talks are on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. at the Thunder...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-02
Outdoors
Black bear with head stuck in jug tranquilized, relocated

...more attractants they can get into, the more problems it can create," she said. "It's like entanglements for marine mammals. (Or) moose walking through swing sets up north. They'll get stuck." Sometimes it's a food issue, Sell...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-15/black-bear-head-stuck-jug-tranquilized-
Local | Outdoors
Scientists link oil exposure to reduced survival of fish

...acknowledged, remains controversial.The silvery fish is a key species because it is eaten by salmon, seabirds and marine mammals from otters to whales. Four years after the spill, the estimated herring population based on modeling shrunk from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-08/scientists-link-oil-exposure-reduced-su
State
My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...enforceable framework governing arctic shipping.The Polar Code requires that shippers plan their routes to avoid marine mammals and bans dumping oily wastes and garbage. It imposes important rules regarding design, mariner training and search...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-24/my-turn-sailing-arctic-seas-oval-offi
Opinion
Shell posts loss of $7.4B after Arctic exit

...company in the arena of public opinion. Protesters argued that industrial activity would hurt fragile ecosystems and marine mammals. They insisted that the icy Arctic waters could not be cleaned in the event of a spill.Analysts believe the company...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-30/shell-posts-loss-74b-after-arctic-exit
State
Drones track health of endangered orcas

...whales getting enough to eat?" said John Durban, a marine mammal biologist with NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center...conditions," said Lance Barrett-Lennard, a senior marine mammal scientist at the Vancouver Aquarium.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-21/drones-track-health-endangered-orcas
Outdoors

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