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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...
Alaska Science Forum: The lonliest camp on Earth who landed there did not intend to settle St. Matthew. He imagines two desperate walrus or seal hunters who chased their prey too far from the mainland or St. Lawrence Island. A storm blew their two-seater kayak farther from home until land was no...
On the Trails: Small pleasures add up or worms were thus exposed. The little cubs clambered around and poked into nooks and crannies, possibly finding a few prey there. But they were, of course, still dependent on mama for milk as their main food, so mama had the huge expense of making...
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...
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...
On the Trails: Fishy fins of many uses

...Still others use them for walking or for jumping up the catch prey from below, and one even clambers around in seaweed by using...shovels to help bury the fish, for resting or for ambushing prey. Most remarkably, some species (the lumpfishes) have pelvic...
Groups ask for government action on POW wolves

...threatens to destroy large swaths of essential Prince of Wales habitat for Alexander Archipelago wolves and their primary prey, Sitka black-tailed deer." It will also increased hunting, trapping, and human pressure on the wolves, they said.The...
Off the Beaten Path: Alaska blueberry tales

...under a bush eating berries and Fenrir asleep next to her. My dad had long disappeared - I was slightly worried he'd fallen prey to a picker. His heeler Loki stayed close to me and Adella, but was on the constant look out for his master. We found him...
Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting

...University of Wyoming.Fasting is a way of life for many animals. For polar bears, fasting can last eight months.Their main prey is ringed seals. Hunting is most successful from April to July when seals use sea ice for rearing pups and molting.In months...
An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...said. When water is warmer, juvenile salmon need to spend less time in the perilous waters near the shore, where they're prey for birds and other predators. If they have access to enough food, they also grow faster, meaning fewer predators can actually...


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