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On the Trails: Cruisin' to Berners Bay

...humpbacks are longer, relative to body size, than those of other whales. Those mighty pecs are reportedly used to herd small fish, in fighting off attacks by orcas, and in making a swimming whale very maneuverable. They may also be used as some...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/trails-cruisin-berners-bay
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

...mother's agitation. One picked up a shell, sat and rolled over on its back as its sibling pounced, perhaps at a small fish, in the water's shallows. I remained crouched and motionless. Very awkwardly, like a cramping tortoise attempting...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/mysteries-yakobi-island-part-ii
Outdoors
Trooper imparts tips for Kodiak survival preparation

...them."Wild rabbits are available in Kodiak and are great to eat, but some might carry a disease. But tiny crabs and small fish will provide nourishment with just a little bit of boiling to kill bacteria and parasites, he said.Lysdahl's lecture...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/trooper-imparts-tips-kodiak-survival-pr
State
Two JDHS swimmers commit to college pools

...state club records in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 back, and 400 medley free relay, among others."We will both be small fish in a big pond," Kelly said. "We were both really reaching for those DI dreams and goals and have always wanted to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-10/two-jdhs-swimmers-commit-college-pools
Sports
River turbine to be tested at rural Alaska village

...a turbine's presence and avoid the blades, said Doug Johnson, the company's director of business development. Small fish swim through it, he said.The company calls testing at Igiugig a crucial step in commercializing the technology. Ocean...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-30/river-turbine-be-tested-rural-alaska-vi
State
Bird Bits: A gray-feathered water football

...of an open shed. Snow and ice may cover the banks of a stream, but if wedges of open water offer aquatic insects or small fish/fish eggs, the dipper will be wading and plunging in for a meal. In fact, a lot of meals will be needed to sustain...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-27/bird-bits-gray-feathered-water-footb
Outdoors
Bird Bits: An elegant winter duck

...shallow, coastal bays with rocky shorelines, inlets and estuaries. Their menu is mollusks, crustacean, insects, small fish and aquatic vegetation. Ducks are generally not very talkative outside the breeding season. But, the Common goldeneye's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-10-25/bird-bits-elegant-winter-duck
Outdoors
Meet the 'snappy looking' common merganser

...thin, elongated bill, with a serrated and hooked tip helps catch what type of food? It grips slippery prey, such as small fish, insect larvae, mollusks, crustaceans, worms, plants and even small mammals and birds. The common merganser swims...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-09/meet-snappy-looking-common-merganser
Outdoors
Murrelets: Mystery in plain sight

...Glacier Bay is a fantastic place to see them. Strong, agile swimmers, their wings propel them in underwater pursuit of small fish. Marbled murrelets are much less picky about where they feed, sprinkling themselves liberally across the waters of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-16/murrelets-mystery-plain-sight
Outdoors
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...sea perch. They gather shrimp and crustaceans. And at night they dodge tiger sharks and saltwater crocodiles to spear small fish from beneath bountiful corals.Globally, the sea provides the primary source of animal protein for a billion people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-15/ocean-acidification-threatens-marine-li
State

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