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Agency: Whales' recovery a success story

...premature. Whales continue to be vulnerable to factors including climate change and ocean acidification, which affects their prey stock, she said."It would really be beneficial to continue to have the protections of the Endangered Species Act as the oceans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/agency-whales-recovery-success-story
State
Humpbacks on rebound as agency mulls lift

...premature.Whales continue to be vulnerable to factors including climate change and ocean acidification, which affects their prey stock, she said."It would really be beneficial to continue to have the protections of the Endangered Species Act as the oceans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/humpbacks-rebound-agency-mulls-lift
State
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

...However, she said whales continue to be vulnerable to factors including climate change and ocean acidification, which affects the prey stock."It would really be beneficial to continue to have the protections of the Endangered Species Act as the oceans change...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/agency-proposes-lifting-protections-mos
State
On the Trails: Strolling in the March sunshine

...catching was really small - small enough to be swallowed immediately and therefore not big enough to fight over. I'm guessing the prey was juvenile fish of some species, traveling in a big school, but it seemed a bit early for baby pink salmon to be cruising...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/trails-strolling-march-sunshine
Outdoors
Wild and weird: Small mammals in Southeast

...habitat on those islands. In Southeast, however, there aren't as many birds on the ground, so there's not as much to prey on.Muskrats, while common in Interior Alaska, are only found on a few islands in Southeast, according to the ADF&G. Similarly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/wild-and-weird-small-mammals-southea
Outdoors
Study lists Alaska climate change winners

...draw more moose, which would attract more wolves, which could prey on Dall sheep, Marcot said.Habitat of small burrowing animals...and voles would get topped by tall shrubs, resulting in less prey for some raptors and carnivores, Marcot said.The study was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/study-lists-alaska-climate-change-winne
State
Lawmaker introduces trio of bills addressing game management

...for wolf hunting, and would limit the Board of Game's ability to allow additional hunting for predator animals to protect prey populations.The bill addressing Board of Game membership would also require that board members as a whole have knowledge of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/lawmaker-introduces-trio-bills-addressi
State | AK legislature
On the Fly: Be prepared to rip some lips this spring

...colored or garnished with hints of flash to advertise their presence, whereas naturalistic patterns tend to closely mimic specific prey items while also complementing both their coloration and general profile.There are well over a thousand different fly patterns...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-26/winter-months
Outdoors
Exploring the realities of the 'butterfly effect' in Alaska

...themselves by the sun. Some, like the winter crane fly, come out to mate in the winter. Others, like wasps, may come out to prey on the insects that are mating or traveling.Mew gulls, which you may have heard with their catlike calls, "dance" in streams...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-25/exploring-natural-connections
Outdoors
An invitation to prey

...rainforest."They may not be present presently, but we have prey abundance to offer," DeKrey said.The community garden also...hacking" that involves bringing in a clutch of baby birds of prey - generally from a traumatic situation like habitat destroyed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-01/invitation-prey
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