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Wasting found in Kachemak Bay sea stars

Decaying sea stars suspected of having wasting disease were discovered last week in Kachemak Bay.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/wasting-found-kachemak-bay-sea-stars
Outdoors
Lecture: Solving mysteries from SE to the Arctic

The public is invited to join science communication students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences from 4-6 p.m.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/lecture-solving-mysteries-se-arctic
Outdoors
The story behind the return of the wood bison

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's reintroduction of wood bison to the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers area has made the news lately.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

SITKA - Just a few decades ago, researchers were repurposing kitchen timers to test how deep marine mammals can dive. Now they can track the same animals in real time.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/whalefest-explores-gizmos-gadgets-cetac
Local
UAS fish tech program has in-state focus

KETCHIKAN - More than half a dozen fish-centric University of Alaska community campuses around the state are educating an upcoming generation of fisheries technology professionals with the University of Alaska Southeast's fisheries technology program.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/uas-fish-tech-program-has-state-focus
State
Researcher: Arctic bears may survive ice-free planet

A professor of animal genetics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Extension has estimated when and how brown, black and polar bears diverged - and that data offers some hope for polar bears' survival as the earth's climate warms.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/researcher-arctic-bears-may-survive-
Outdoors
Fireside Lecture to focus on the secret lives of crabs and spot prawns

This week's free Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will focus on the secret lives of crabs and spot prawns.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-06/fireside-lecture-focus-secret-lives-crabs
Art
State Briefs

Election results certified; Finance academy offered in Juneau; DIA chooses leaders; Bill removes need for concealed-gun permit; Alaska AG seeks Pledge review

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061203/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Subsea mountains harbor strange life

Off the coast of Alaska, giant spider crabs 7 feet across crawl between submerged mountains the size of Mount Fairweather. In a few weeks, Juneau scientist Tom Shirley will be taking a tiny submarine and diving as deep as 15,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Alaska, part of an ocean exploration project studying a range of undersea mountains and the strange life forms that inhabit them.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061602/loc_crabs1.shtml
News
Committee OKs $21 million for federal fisheries center

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee this month approved $21 million for the Lena Point fisheries center - the last chunk of money needed to fund construction of the $50 million federal complex. The $21 million appropriation still needs approval by the full Senate and the House, which has approved $5.8 million for the project.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072401/Loc_fisherieOK.shtml
Local

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