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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...
Empire Editorial: Feed the eagles, not the rabbits

...euthanized and donated to raptor rehabilitation centers, like the Juneau Raptor Center, to help sustain recovering birds of prey. As we mentioned before, experts don't know how bad the infestation is - they're not exactly sure how many rabbits they're...
On Writing: Paragraphs in good faith.Sometimes still, I will write a long paragraph. My paragraphs (along with my readers) sometimes fall prey to my tendency to write long involved sentences, sentences that are built up out of a variety of intricately related shorter...
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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Off the Beaten Path: Watch out, Iliamna Lake Monster, here I come

...chunks of gray whale, harbor seal and even chrome chum salmon in their stomachs. They target the midsection to eviscerate their prey. Sure, they're cold blooded and slow moving, but they have their moments."While sleeper sharks are associated with deep...
On the Trails: Early fall observations

...on small mammals, birds, insects, and sometimes reptiles, and occasionally raid bird nests. They can kill and carry off prey larger than themselves. Unlike many other owls, they hunt primarily by eyesight rather than hearing, and often forage in the...
Drones track health of endangered orcas

...they are in good or bad years for salmon runs. The southern resident killer whales primarily eat Chinook salmon. A decline in prey, along with contaminants and disturbance from vessel traffic, are among the reasons the animals are declining."What we're...
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: Animals disguised by 'trash backpacks'

...experiments. Certain assassin bugs in Africa prey on ants and are themselves potential prey for spiders and geckos. Juvenile assassin bugs...lacewing larvae in Japan put carcasses of their aphid prey on their backs and derive protection from ladybird...
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...


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