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Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California

...1999 and 2000, when 40 dead gray whales were found on beaches in the Bay Area, she said.Before that die-off, there were 26,600 gray whales nationwide, according to estimates by the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-27/whale-washes-ashore-12th-recent-deat
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Make some noise! Melting glaciers do ...

...impact the ecosystem in terms of the sound environment," she said.Manolo Castellote, a researcher at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, has used acoustics to study beluga whales in Yakutat Bay. He also experienced the sounds of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/glacier-air-bubbles-make-fjords-noisies
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Study: Cook Inlet belugas headed toward extinction

...at considerable risk of going extinct unless something changes, a federal study says. The study by the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle says if the Cook Inlet belugas go extinct, another group of the white whales probably won't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010907/sta_20070109001.shtml
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Scientists forecast good year for migrating gray whales

...Related Link: Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Mammal Laboratory Between 1998 and 2002, emaciated whales...population. David Rugh, a biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, said a warm-water event in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032303/out_whales.shtml
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Study: Seals vacate ice floes when ships approach; long-term effects are unclear

...whether cruise ships are harming the seal population. Researchers from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's National Marine Mammal Laboratory observed the behavior of seals in Disenchantment Bay, located inside Yakutat Bay, between May and August...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032803/sta_seals.shtml
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Belugas may face extinction

...dropped by nearly 50 percent in the past five years, said Doug DeMaster, director of the Seattle-based National Marine Mammal Laboratory. If current hunting levels continue, he said, the Cook Inlet beluga likely will be extinct in a decade...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030999/Loc_belugas.html
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...dropped by nearly 50 percent in the past five years, said Doug DeMaster, director of the Seattle-based National Marine Mammal Laboratory. If current hunting levels continue, he said, the Cook Inlet beluga likely will be extinct in a decade...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030999/Loc_belugas.shtml
Count reveals good news, bad news for Alaska sea lion numbers

...are thriving. "The eastern stock has met its recovery criteria," said Lowell Fritz, a biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. The population may even be close to removal from the threatened species list, he said. The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120809/sta_533326335.shtml
Cook Inlet beluga population growing

...this to 1998, it shows more than a 3 percent annual growth rate," said federal biologist Rod Hobbs of the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. Once thought to number 1,300 in Cook Inlet, the number of whales in this genetically isolated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012102/sta_beluga.shtml
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New rules may separate ships, seals

...a marine mammal important to Native Alaskan subsistence hunters in nearby Yakutat. Scientists from the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, say cruise ships making their way through...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011611/sta_770776879.shtml
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