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Waterfowl regulations for 2014 include good news for goose hunters

...GMU 6D will not need registration permits this year. Registration permits are still needed to hunt Canada geese on Middleton Island.? A change to the definition of "edible meat" affects hunters who take swans, geese (including brant) and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/waterfowl-regulations-2014-include-g
Outdoors
2 years after Japan tsunami, debris spreads in US

...beachgoers may notice an increase in debris "over many years," in addition to what normally washes up.Beachcombing on Middleton Island, in the northern Gulf of Alaska, has long been a favorite pastime for radar technician David Baxter and some of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-09/2-years-after-japan-tsunami-debris-spre
State
Couple finds debris believed to be from tsunami

...to those found by the Gunyahs.Confirmed flotsam from the disaster has been found from a child's soccer ball on Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska to Oregon, where a 160-ton floating dock made landfall after floating across the Pacific...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-04/couple-finds-debris-believed-be-tsunami
State
This Day in History

...Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co. at Perseverance, near Juneau. In 1942, the SS Coldbook was sunk by enemy action off Middleton Island. In 1949, the Air Force's 72nd Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron finished photo-mapping 260,000 square miles...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061603/loc_history.shtml
News
Hares are different than rabbits

...in Alaska, just hares. There are some domestic (European) rabbits in Alaska, and rabbits were introduced to Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska, where a population has become established. In most of Alaska, where rabbits have escaped...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121607/out_20071216004.shtml
Outdoors
Tough commutes

...winter snowstorm blanketed the Middleton Island runway on this lonely, wind-swept...communications and navigation systems on Middleton Island as well as the runway, the...distract them from their work. Middleton Island is a narrow spit of sand just...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020302/Ins_commute.shtml
Inside
Sticklebacks: Little fish with substantial value

...increasing number) of very rapid evolution, with morphological changes occurring in just a few years. For example, Middleton Island was uplifted by the 1964 earthquake, creating new beaches and ponds. Sticklebacks from the sea have colonized those...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022511/out_790505614.shtml
Outdoors
Boy glad soccer ball lost in tsunami found in Alaska

...coastline.David Baxter, a radar technician from Kasilof, found Murakami's ball while beachcombing in March on Middleton Island, 70 miles south of the Alaskan mainland."When I first saw the soccer ball I was excited to see it and I thought...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-04-24/boy-glad-soccer-ball-lost-tsunami-found
State
Cold War outpost in Gulf of Alaska becomes bird sanctuary

MIDDLETON ISLAND, Alaska - On this lonely, flat island...tower.'' The studies Hatch does on Middleton Island are similar to fieldwork done by other...black-legged kittiwakes has declined on Middleton Island while other seabird species, including...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070900/Ins_bird.html
Inside
Seals get radios, then released

...And finally there was Kenai. Verena Gill, an Anchorage geologist who was beachcombing the storm-swept shores of Middleton Island in May when she came upon an ailing pup, gave her camera to a friend and watched as Aderholt unlatched the gate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101199/Loc_seals.html
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