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Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...per day, as they do not have blubber, like other marine mammals, to stay warm."They play a positive roll in the...are allowed to harvest sea otters under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. In 2013, the reported harvest set...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...layers, such as ShoreZone habitat information and video, realtime weather sensors and webcams, oil persistence, and marine mammal information.Saupe said it was a "powerful way to look at information."AOOS also has ShoreZone data merged with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/uses-spill-planning-tool-expanding
State
Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

...serves as a reminder for ocean users to slow down and be careful, said Aleria Jensen, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region marine mammal stranding coordinator."With a recovering population, we are seeing more and more humpback whales every year. This...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/well-known-humpback-whale-killed-boat-c
State
Ribbon seal shows up in Prince William Sound

...Federal wildlife technicians conducting a seabird and marine mammal survey spotted and photographed a ribbon seal, which...layer.Peter Boveng, a seal expert with the National Marine Mammal Lab in Seattle, said ribbon seals spend winters in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/ribbon-seal-shows-prince-william-sound
State
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...rates for some of the most common marine mammals - including killer whales - at...Decades ago, an evaluation of a marine mammal at a SeaWorld park might require...bribes of herring and salmon, the marine mammals at SeaWorld parks have learned...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-04/some-seaworld-mammals-live-longer-cap
Not For Web
Lacking sea ice, seal pups bask on Nome beaches

...pups for signs of disease. All have been reported healthy.Four types of ice-dependent seals - bearded, ringed, spotted and ribbon seals - are found in the Bering Strait region. All are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-03/lacking-sea-ice-seal-pups-bask-nome-bea
State
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...regulatory burden on industries including oil and fishing. Doug Vincent-Lang said adequate protections, such as the Marine Mammal Protection Act, remain in place to ensure conservation of the whales."Simply put, the threat of extinction for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State
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
Lacking sea ice, seal pups bask on Nome beaches

...pups for signs of disease. All have been reported healthy.Four types of ice-dependent seals - bearded, ringed, spotted and ribbon seals - are found in the Bering Strait region. All are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/lacking-sea-ice-seal-pups-bask-nome-bea
State
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...regulatory burden on industries including oil and fishing. Doug Vincent-Lang said adequate protections, such as the Marine Mammal Protection Act, remain in place to ensure conservation of the whales."Simply put, the threat of extinction for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State

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