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Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

...disappearance of at least 250,000 sockeye traveling up the river out of an expected return of 500,000.Ben Enticknap, a senior scientist at the international research group Oceana, said much of this problem is manmade because dams have hampered migration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-03/expanse-warm-water-dubbed-blob-consumes
State
Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies

...southern resident killer whales have photo confirmation of each whale and nobody is missing, said Ken Balcomb, a senior scientist with the Center for Whale Research who keeps the official census of Puget Sound killer whales for the federal government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/official-orca-census-81-whales-includin
State
Man bitten by shark on Outer Banks is 7th this summer

...potential recipe for accidents to happen," Bangley said.Roger Rulifson, a distinguished professor of biology and senior scientist at East Carolina University, said recently that there have been reports of small bait fish coming closer to shore...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/man-bitten-shark-outer-banks-7th-summ
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-27/whale-washes-ashore-12th-recent-deat
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/doomsday-mercury-nasa-craft-falls-orb
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/study-warming-west-coast-will-send-fish
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-04/study-steelhead-thrown-iron
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/alaska-dna-reveals-polar-bear-evolution
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/scientists-expect-traces-ocean-radiatio
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-12-12/alaska-books-roundup-2013
Art

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