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Dan Olsen's orca Wildlife Wednesday

...resident orcas in Prince William Sound in an effort to find out more.Find out more about killer whales at the North Gulf Oceanic Society's website, Contact Outdoors reporter Mary Catharine Martin at maryc...
Collaboration by many boosts Homer's Old Town

...yellow building" across Main Street from the Bunnell Street Arts Center, which houses Sea Glo Cosmetics, the North Gulf Oceanic Society and an apartment. Buck and Shelly Laukitis built the Compass Rose Building on East Bunnell Avenue, offices...
Dead orca had high levels of poison

...biologists and environmentalists. "It's more of the same bad news," said biologist Craig Matkin, of the North Gulf Oceanic Society and the region's leading killer whale researcher. The contaminants found in the dead whale were PCBs, or...
Group seeks federal protection for orcas

...sensitivity of these animals," said Craig Matkin, the region's leading killer whale researcher, with the North Gulf Oceanic Society of Homer. "If there are outside influences that can be manipulated to help these animals, this is the way...
New report shows variety in killer whale eating habits

...Sound's marine mammal-eating killer whales, said biologists Craig Matkin and Lance Barrett-Lennard with the North Gulf Oceanic Society in Homer. Through 20 years of study, the whales have been seen pursuing much larger harbor seals and Dall's...
Killer whale bumps but doesn't bite boy

...been approached and touched," said Craig Matkin, a Homer-based marine biologist and co-director of the North Gulf Oceanic Society. There has never been a documented fatal killer whale attack on a human. The only relatively well-documented...
Prince William Sound killer whales appear doomed by oil spill

...really hard to say we can do anything to save this group." Craig Matkin, a marine mammal biologist with the North Gulf Oceanic Society who has been studying the whales since the 1980s, agreed. "You have to be damned optimistic to think they...
Killer whales disappear from sound after spill

...distinct "language" of calls, said Eva Saulitis, a marine biologist who works with Matkin at the nonprofit North Gulf Oceanic Society. The depleted population won't mate with other groups, Saulitis said. The remaining whales may be too closely...
Alaska to sue over beluga whales

...However, the whales have not rebounded. The reason is unclear. Craig Matkin, a marine mammal expert with the North Gulf Oceanic Society, said it appears the Palin administration likes one kind of science, "the kind it agrees with." "Every...
Three humpbacks found dead in lower Cook Inlet

...whales on these humpbacks and it's thought they were preyed upon by killer whales," she said. A team of North Gulf Oceanic Society researchers saw a group of 11 killer whales harassing six humpbacks near islands in the northwest part of the...


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