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On the Trails: Early September observations

...activity went on a good long while; I had never seen such prolonged, concerted lunge-feeding before. We could not identify the prey that was so assiduously sought, but we did not see small fish jumping off to the side in efforts to elude the giant maws (as...
Scientists want new name for mammal-eating orcas

...If whale expert John K.B. Ford has his way, school children one day will study a kind of North Pacific killer whale that preys on warm-blooded creatures - mostly harbor seals and sea lions, but also gray whales and seabirds.They roam as far north...
Girls to stay in adult court in classmate stabbing case

...they had read about in online horror stories. The tales describe Slender Man as an unnaturally thin, faceless creature who preys on children.Police captured the girls on the outskirts of the city that same day. They told investigators they planned to...
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Emergency listing sought for Prince of Wales Island wolves

...hunting and trapping stopped the rest of the year for Alexander Archipelago wolves, which den in root systems of large trees and prey on Sitka black-tailed deer. The wolves on Prince of Wales Island and neighboring islands are genetically distinct from other...
Letter: Retain sales tax exemption for all seniors

...elderly are some of the most vulnerable people. The CBJ and the Assembly are now the predators and the senior citizens are the prey.The Senior Citizen Tax Exemption was first implemented in 1980. Since that time the city has had financial problems, but...
On the Trails: Recycling weaponry the end of the projections. If the prey had more than one kind of nematocyst...evolutionary battles between predator and prey. In these cases, the initial predator...deterred but rather has come to utilize the prey's defenses for itself. It's a variation...
Repeat sex offender gets 15 years

...Park last summer.Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez described 50-year-old Gilbert C. Willard as someone who "preys upon the defenseless" and a danger to the public before imposing the 25 year sentence.Ten of those years will be suspended...
On the Trails: Grunt sculpins

...around, slowly, to pick or suck up their prey from nooks and crannies. They can also catch prey in the open water, by slowly drifting up at...unsuspecting victims and suddenly turning to the prey and sucking them in. In laboratory tests...
On the Trails: How young dippers learn

...Parents may encourage them by holding a juicy prey item at a little distance, telling the...parents. They may recognize some of these prey items when they venture out of the nest...inedible items too, before they hone their prey-recognition skills.After two or three...
Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

...also are noticing that krill, another bottom-of-the-chain prey, have been largely absent this year.Jaime Jahncke, a biologist...dive deeper than 40 meters, perhaps they couldn't reach their prey, which would seek cooler water below the blob at 80 meters...


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