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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

...marine life. It accumulates in anchovies, sardines and other small fish as well as shellfish that eat the algae. Marine mammals and fish-eating birds in turn can get sick from eating the contaminated fish. In people, it can trigger amnesic...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-04/toxic-algae-blooming-warm-water-cali
Outdoors
Whale deaths remain mystery

...could throw off test results, said Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea Grant Program...humpback whales also were found.The carcasses of the marine mammals were discovered between Memorial Day weekend and early...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-28/whale-deaths-remain-mystery
State
Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

...could throw off test results, said Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea Grant Program...humpback whales also were found.The carcasses of the marine mammals were discovered between Memorial Day weekend and early...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-27/scientist-whale-deaths-alaska-island-re
State
Boats, seals, and the water (not) between

...seals in these areas." The definition of "take," Jensen pointed out, includes altering the natural behaviors of marine mammals.Jansen will soon begin a study of all of Alaska' glacial fjords, beginning in the Kenai Fjords National Park. He'll...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/boats-seals-and-water-not-between
Outdoors
An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...June of this year. Scientists don't yet know why, said Kate Wynne, University of Alaska Fairbanks professor and Marine Mammal Specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant's Marine Advisory Program. The animals looked otherwise healthy.Test results...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-17/sea-changes-warm-gulf-leads-unusual-
Outdoors
More whale carcasses found in Gulf of Alaska

...related to warmth-induced algae blooms in the Gulf of Alaska waters, according to University of Alaska Fairbanks marine mammal specialist Kate Wynne.But scientists have tested a sample taken from the partially decomposed carcass of a dead fin...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-12/more-whale-carcasses-found-gulf-alaska
State
R2AK: The epic side of everyday people

...Ketchikan 28 days out of Port Townsend, Wash. It's been an event full of excitement, inspiration, close-calls, marine mammals, sleep deprivation, generosity and it's-not-personal wilderness reality. When the Capital City Weekly looked...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-08/r2ak-update-july-5
Art
NOAA seeks information on dead Steller sea lions

...visited the site where several dead marine mammals were found with wounds indicating...leading to a conviction.Killing marine mammals is a violation of federal law under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, with...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-14/noaa-seeks-information-dead-steller
Neighbors
Death of sea lions found to be caused by humans

...2000, the western stock declined by 40 percent.In 1997, the western stock was declared endangered. Killing sea lions in the western stock population is illegal under both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-12/death-sea-lions-found-be-caused-huma
Outdoors
NOAA seeks information on Steller sea lions killed near Cordova - reward offered

...visited the site where several dead marine mammals were found with wounds indicating...leading to a conviction.Killing marine mammals is a violation of federal law under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, with...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-11/noaa-seeks-information-steller-sea-l
Outdoors

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