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Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California

...different species and various ages. In a typical year, one or two gray whales wash ashore, said Frances Gulland, the senior scientist for the Marine Mammal Center.The most recent animal appeared Tuesday on a beach along the Point Reyes National...
Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet

...It has been an amazing journey of discovery," said the University of British Columbia's Catherine Johnson, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute. Data analyses will continue for at least another year.Messenger's $427...
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Study: Warming West Coast will send fish northward

...them. Or else they may need to switch to different target species," Richard Brodeur, a study co-author and senior scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in a statement."It may not happen right away...
Study: Steelhead thrown off by iron

...If the magnetic field is distorted during this calibration, the fish are confused.Co-author David Noakes, a senior scientist at the hatchery research center, said more experiments are needed to determine if the magnetic confusion is temporary...
Alaska DNA reveals polar bear evolution

...federally listed as threatened.The current warming period is occurring much faster than past cycles of glacial and interglacial periods and it includes human effects, said Amstrup, now a senior scientist at Polar Bears International.
Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

...slowly in the ocean."We know there's contaminated water coming out of there, even today," Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, said in a video appealing for volunteers and contributions...
Empire Editorial: Is Fukushima tainting one of Alaska's most valuable resources?

...especially the people who consume them.And we are not alone. Other scientists, such as Dr. Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and a world expert in marine radioactivity, are taking...
In the Stacks: New nonfiction for adults

...making some people very wealthy, the fish themselves are nearly gone from many of their habitats. Bailey, a former senior scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science center, predicts the coming collapse of the fishery if something isn't done soon...
Alaska books roundup 2013

...January 2013)"Billion-Dollar Fish: The Untold Story of Alaska Pollock" by Kevin M. Bailey. Bailey is a former senior scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center of NOAA. His book on Alaska pollock includes discussions on science, politics...
Mining could devastate Bristol Bay region

...more than the need to compensate for lost food and include some degree of cultural disruption.Jeff Frithsen, a senior scientist and special projects coordinator with EPA, said the Pebble deposit is a low-grade ore deposit, and over 99 percent...


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