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Electrifying eco-tourism

...vessel would also have propeller guards to keep marine life from danger, since the motor would be...at $3.32 per gallon). Varness sought out marine engineer Scott Jutson with Jutson Marine Design, and is now working with the U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/electrifying-eco-tourism
Local
Photo: Meet Bryce

...for Bryce's vision loss, which has deemed him non-releasable by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Fisheries Service. He is learning behaviors such as hand-feeding and targeting, according to the center. A "shaker" is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/photo-meet-bryce
State
University of Alaska dedicates herb book to Fairbanks expert

...little play suit."Fay likes to tell people that the sex life of the walrus brought her to Alaska. Her husband, Bud, a marine mammal expert, researched the animals on St. Lawrence Island for his doctorate. His work eventually took them to Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/university-alaska-dedicates-herb-book-f
State
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...bottom of the ocean food chain that draws predators from seabirds to gray whales.Leasing in past sales has been prohibited in marine areas used for whaling by Barrow and the village of Kaktovik.An area studied extensively in recent years is Hanna Shoal about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State
My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

...that's what our constitution demands. We need all boots on deck for this one. ? Rachel Donkersloot is the Working Waterfronts Program Director at the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. She was raised in the fishing community of Naknek.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-time-empower-and-employ-next-
Opinion
Around town for Sunday, Jan. 25

...Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park. Details: 789-0965. Weekly ukulele jam, noon-2 p.m., Prospector Hotel TK McGuire's Lounge. All ages and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/around-town-sunday-jan-25
Local
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...pared capital budget - 75 percent slimmer than that of FY 2015 - Walker eliminated $12 million in funding for general Alaska Marine Highway System vessel and terminal rehabilitation. Walker has proposed a capital budget of $150 million, including $8 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...salmon, it is with angling that my sympathies lay. Putting this aside, I've got to admit that, in my four decades as a marine ecologist and wildlife biologist, Maw is the best-qualified individual I have ever encountered to oversee the spectrum of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-alaska-department-fish-and-ga
Opinion
UAF project documents Native hunting knowledge

...people have been living with and harvesting marine mammals for millennia. Now, as the climate...with scientists in effort to conserve the marine environment and inform public policy...regional-scale experience maps to illustrate how marine mammal ecology and harvesting patterns...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/uaf-project-documents-native-hunting
Outdoors
Fireside lecture to focus on marine debris

...Service's Fireside Lecture will feature Peter Murphy, Alaska Marine Debris Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who will explain what the agency has learned about marine debris adrift on the Pacific Ocean.His lecture begins at 6...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-22/fireside-lecture-focus-marine-debris
Art

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