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Peter McKay

...invited his friends to join him. Many did. He loved dynamic places, barely sheltered from the storms of the North Pacific Ocean, where in recent years he would set up spring camps for weeks in snow, surrounded by wolves, bears coming out of...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171729147
Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...horrific lab accident.They were being eaten away by the Pacific Ocean.For the first time, scientists have documented that...need to understand that."In some parts of the North Pacific Ocean, pteropods may make up only 2 to 10 percent of plankton...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-01/souring-seas-eating-away-tiny-creatures
State
Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast

PORT ALICE, B.C. - A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-25/magnitude-66-quake-british-columbia-coa
State
Alaska Science Forum: A great Alaska earthquake meets southern California

...and the Shumagin Islands south of Sand Point. A block of sea floor the size of Kodiak Island rises. A bulge in the Pacific Ocean rebounds toward Los Angeles. Scientists from the National Tsunami Warning Center see the rise and fall of lonely buoys...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-07/alaska-science-forum-great-alaska-ea
Outdoors
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...ice-free port in the United States, spilling an estimated 270,000 barrels or 11.3 million gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard said.Early Friday the tanker was losing 20,000 gallons of oil per hour, but the outflow slowed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/grounded-tanker-spills-270000-barrels-o
State
Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

...plastic trays, transfer them to rearing "ponds," and then release them to join wild ones travelling down river to the Pacific Ocean, to later return to the same river to reproduce and die. Most hatcheries are devoted to turning out fish for fishermen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-19/lawsuits-could-lead-changes-fish-hatche
State
Applications for Voices Of The Wilderness 2014 artist residencies accepted through Feb. 19

...for at least a two-week period to allow for adequate weather windows given the area's exposure to the wide-open Pacific Ocean.Contact Jen MacDonald at Sitka Ranger District for further questions about South Baranof: (907) 747-4226 or...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-06/applications-voices-wilderness-2014
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Is Fukushima tainting one of Alaska's most valuable resources?

...and was spilling tons of hazardous waste water onto the surrounding area, about a football field's length from the Pacific Ocean.Now, Japanese officials said, the situation is too big. They need international assistance.There is speculation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-25/empire-editorial-fukushima-tainting-o
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: Feet on the ground right after Alaska's big one

...gathering evidence for what author Jerry Thompson described in Cascadia's Fault as "the exciting idea that a slab of the Pacific Ocean floor might be sliding underneath the state of Alaska."Plafker's work helped prove the existence of the subduction...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-10/alaska-science-forum-feet-ground-rig
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: In Hawaii, hints of a giant Alaska tsunami

...Kauai holds the mysterious equivalent of about nine shipping containers full of rocks, corals and shells from the Pacific Ocean. For the material to breach the amphitheater-like limestone walls of the feature required a wave about 25 feet high...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-27/alaska-science-forum-hawaii-hints-gi
Outdoors

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