Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

...applied to Southeast Alaska. It is easy to get confused because there are many names for peatlands - muskeg, bog, moor, fen, marsh, wet meadow, mire - but, in all its variations, it is essentially a place where conditions slow the decay of organic material...
Today In Sports History for Friday, April 17

...Track Club teammates rewrite their world record in the 800-meter relay at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays. Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell and Floyd Heard are timed at 1:18.68, breaking the record of 1:19.11 they had set on April 25, 1992...
Growing oil spill soaks marshes, birds

...well. Then engineers will direct cement at the well to permanently stop the oil. As the spill spreads deeper into vulnerable marshes, some have called for federal officials to take over the response. But Allen said the government must hold BP accountable...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Duck Creek: From muck to marshes 7/30/98

...was an idea the city had not considered. ``Not being a biologist ourselves, we're not aware of the potential for enhancing not only the pond, but potentially having enhancement downstream,'' he said. Duck Creek: From muck to marshes
On the Trails: High tides and swimming voles

...But those that live in salt marshes and tidal sloughs face a special...long-tailed voles in the salt marshes of Juneau. A Juneau biologist...long-tailed voles living in the salt marshes and sloughs with those from...stay on the margins of the marsh? ? Mary F. Willson is a...
On the Trails: Dung - a resource for its producers

...first big research project necessitated much wading around in marshes. My task was checking the nests of blackbirds: counting eggs...more interesting were the black terns that also nested in the marshes.Even though I seldom came very close to the tern nests...
The re-cycle of life

...talons a sizable clump of long grasses it had gathered from the marshes near Vanderbilt Road. The grasses, browned and toughened by...for. Last year, when the grasses were green and alive in the marsh, they had served well as a nursery for ducks and insects and...
Bird Bits: Who is that masked bird?

...ideal for the common yellowthroat. The "common" part of its name may refer to its abundance in the lower 48 states around marshes, wetland edges and brushy fields. Southeast Alaska is the birds' northern limit in Alaska.The witching male may sing from...
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...she said. For instance - oil will linger longer on a slat marsh than an exposed stretch of rocks.ShoreZone provided the information...information from ShoreZone to develop further studies of salt marshes in Cook Inlet, she said.ShoreZone has also been used to develop...
Anchorage Girl Scouts 'adopt' Potter Marsh

...observe some new caretakers at the Potter Marsh boardwalk this year. Girl Scout Troop 301 has "adopted" Potter Marsh as a site they will help protect and of our resources."Potter Marsh, part of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife...


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