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35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...village 300 miles southwest of Barrow and 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA's annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, spokeswoman Julie Speegle said by email. The survey is conducted with the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
Harbor seal pup returns to wild

...eat fish ... and make sure it could go back to the wild."Harbor seals fall under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement and Office of General Counsel gave a written warning to someone (not the Ryans) who found...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/harbor-seal-pup-returns-wild
Outdoors
Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

...injury or property damage. Many people were thrown into the water after the strike.The investigation is being led by NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement. Officials ask if anyone has any information about this incident to call 1-800-853-1964...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/well-known-humpback-whale-killed-boat-c
State
NOAA: Be on look-out for entangled whale near Juneau

Members of NOAA's Marine Mammal Stranding Network are asking...near the southeast tip of Shelter Island. NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement, NOAA scientists...the whale, and to report sightings to NOAA's Marine Mammal Stranding hotline at 877-925-7773...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-05-13/noaa-be-look-out-entangled-whale-near-j
Local
Designs now being accepted for Smart Gear Competition

JUNEAU - NOAA's Fisheries Service has awarded a $364,000 grant to the World Wildlife...groups, fishermen and the scientific community," said James Balsiger, NOAA's acting assistant administrator for fisheries. "All parties involved...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061409/nei_450838720.shtml
NOAA to hold forums in Southeast about 2011 halibut regulations

Officers from NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement will hold public outreach meetings in several Southeast Alaska communities next month to discuss 2011...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-04-20/noaa-hold-forums-southeast-about-2011-h
Local
Mariners help whales out of tangles

Capt. Greg Brown of the Weather Permitting went to NOAA's whale disentanglement training last year, but this 30-foot...reported in Southeast Alaska, said Lyman, who works for the NOAA's Fisheries Service. Entanglement can be trouble for marine...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072909/loc_472293062.shtml
Murkowski questions cuts to NOAA

...release, Murkowski states that the considered cuts to NOAA's budget may affect state fisher stock assessments and diminish...billion to the Alaskan economy." Murkowski also raised NOAA's Marine Spatial Planning program, which prioritized in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-16/murkowski-questions-cuts-noaa
State
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...more than 5,800, feeds in Alaska in the summer and breeds in Hawaii in winter.As a result of a 90-day finding, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will consider the petition as it reviews the status of the humpback population globally...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...more than 5,800, feeds in Alaska in the summer and breeds in Hawaii in winter.As a result of a 90-day finding, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will consider the petition as it reviews the status of the humpback population globally...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State

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