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Scientists: Melting impacting walruses, bears in coastal Alaska

...walrus cows and calves must haul out far from their normal feeding areas on the continental shelf, said Springer and Rosa Meehan, chief of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's marine mammals division in Anchorage. Walruses are bottom feeders...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071100/Loc_walrus.html
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...walrus cows and calves must haul out far from their normal feeding areas on the continental shelf, said Springer and Rosa Meehan, chief of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's marine mammals division in Anchorage. Walruses are bottom feeders...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071100/Loc_walrus.shtml
Polar bear overseer: few tools to stop melting ice

...to regulate greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming and melting ice in the Arctic Ocean. That leaves Rosa Meehan, the Fish and Wildlife Service marine mammals manager in Alaska, with few tools to protect the great bears of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062710/sta_662215855.shtml
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Group petitions to list polar bears as threatened species

...for automobiles," she said. "But we must act now." In Alaska, there are two populations of polar bears, said Rosa Meehan, chief of the marine mammal management program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency which must respond...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021705/sta_20050217004.shtml
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November '08 deadline set for sea otter habitat

...impacts to fishing, shipping, port activities and oil and gas development, if critical habitat is designated, said Rosa Meehan, chief of the agency's marine mammal program in Anchorage. "We agree that habitat protection may be an important...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041307/sta_20070413006.shtml
News
Tribal hunting rules stalled

...restrictions until after a species becomes depleted. That's the wrong time to impose restrictions, Jones said. Rosa Meehan, supervisor of the Fish and Wildlife Service's marine mammals program in Anchorage, said the administration's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091202/sta_huntrules.shtml
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Noting challenges, agency writes polar bear plan

...coasts. Polar bears use sea ice to den, travel, and most importantly, to hunt their primary prey, ringed seals.Rosa Meehan, the USFWS marine mammals manager in Alaska, said recovery plans traditionally have dealt with a very specific threat...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-28/noting-challenges-agency-writes-polar-b
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Polar bear patrols vital as Arctic ice recedes

...buildings to discourage bears from sneaking underneath. "You don't want bears walking across playgrounds," said Rosa Meehan, chief of the Marine Mammal Program for the Wildlife Service in Alaska. Other proposed guidelines include sealing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051010/sta_637078953.shtml
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Polar bear cub rescued at Alaska oil field

...The female cub, estimated to be at least 4 months old, was herded into a net and kept in a large dog kennel, said Rosa Meehan, the Fish and Wildlife Service marine mammals manager in Alaska. "It was initially shaking from the stress, but...

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