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Biologists investigate mysterious sun star beach stranding

...death follows within three or four days.She sent pictures of the specimen to another researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz, which runs a national wasting syndrome monitoring program and database, just to be sure. That researcher...
Paper looks at a future without carnivores

Carnivores play an important role in our worldwide ecosystems and, according to a paper released today from a team of scientists, a world without these species is scarier than a world with them.
Otters in the spotlight at upcoming public lectures

...Ecologist Michelle Rideway will moderate.The panel of experts includes:? James A. Estes, professor, University of California Santa Cruz - keynote speaker.? James L. Bodkin, retired research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey...
Flynn, Glanville wed

...Cathy Connor and Rod Flynn of Douglas. She graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and attended the University of California - Santa Cruz. She is a graduate student of ecology, evolution and conservation biology at San Francisco State University...
Did whaling cause decline in sea otters?

A cascading decline in seal, sea lion and sea otter populations in the North Pacific may have been triggered by industrial whaling after World War II that forced packs of killer whales to look for new sources of food, a group of scientists suggest. "If our hypothesis is correct, either wholly or in significant part, commercial whaling in the North Pacific Ocean set off one of the largest and most complex ecological chain reactions ever described," the scientists wrote in an article appearing this week on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Web site.
College Corner: Gaining confidence

When she was a senior at Ketchikan High School, Jodi Jakubek didn't think she had the talent to be a college runner.
Freshman phenom

...Honor Roll for the 2002-03 academic year, earning bronze honors for a 3.17 GPA in exercise science. University of California-Santa Cruz sophomore Erin Flynn (Juneau-Douglas) was a defender-midifielder for the Banana Slugs. The Juneau...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

``I've always been trying to mesh two halves of myself, trying to meld the art and the science into one,'' said Hocker, who is a free-lance scientific illustrator and part-time nature teacher. Every day she goes outside to sketch, usually to the wetlands or beaches.
Sports Digest

...Tournament. The Pirates received an at-large bid to the 60-team tournament. Whitworth will take on University of California-Santa Cruz in the first round Saturday in Tacoma, Wash. It'll be Whitworth's first-ever national tournament...
Rice likes the ice

...until college. He studied biology at the University of Missouri, California State University and the University of California-Santa Cruz. Rice doesn't credit any particular thing with getting him into the sport. "I just got around a rink...


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