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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/trails-grunt-sculpins
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/groups-ask-government-action-pow-wol
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-26/scientists-want-new-name-mammal-eating-
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/research-polar-bears-cant-conserve-ener
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-17/sea-changes-warm-gulf-leads-unusual-
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/research-polar-bears-cant-conserve-ener
State
Memo: Low snow could be affecting POW wolf mortality

...decreases in deer abundance, availability of non-ungulate prey, increases in disease in wolves, and increases in unreported...believe that as long as harvest remains low and other factors like prey availability and habitat suitability remain unchanged, wolves...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/memo-low-snow-could-be-affecting-pow
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/repeat-sex-offender-gets-15-years
Local
Off the Beaten Path: Camp-food for thought

...classiness, is quite adaptable for surviving the wilds or high society. Many folks find cooking in the wild challenging. Marketing preys upon this insecurity, creating a tasteless billion-dollar gorp, power bar and freeze-dried food industry that may have...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/beaten-path-camp-food-thought
Outdoors
On the Trails: Cruisin' to Berners Bay

...sometimes the seals and sea lions follow their prey up-river. It was quite a sight to watch...by out-going tides and stashed their prey in the grass or fed them to chicks in the...to the water surface to snatch some tiny prey.Altogether, very satisfactory wildlife...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/trails-cruisin-berners-bay
Outdoors

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