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Waterfowl regulations for 2014 include good news for goose hunters

...damage on wintering and staging areas.Dusky Canada goose populations in the Copper River Delta and eastern Prince William Sound have increased from a low of 6,700 in 2009 to more than 15,000 in 2014. The three-year average population index...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/waterfowl-regulations-2014-include-g
Outdoors
Coast Guard: 3 overdue boaters found uninjured

KODIAK - Three boaters overdue from a fishing trip in Prince William Sound have been found with no reported injuries.The three Anchorage men were located by the U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday. The men had...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-06/coast-guard-3-overdue-boaters-found-uni
State
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...ShoreZone data merged with additional databases for other regions of the state, including the Gulf of Alaska, Prince William Sound and the Arctic."The goal was to take this ShoreZone imagery the next step," Saupe said.CIRT also includes Geographic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/uses-spill-planning-tool-expanding
State
Whales may impact herring stocks' recovery

...places like Lynn Canal and Prince William Sound, they may be keeping depleted...Canal, Sitka Sound, and Prince William Sound herring stocks and humpback whale...Canal stocks have crashed; Prince William Sound's herring stocks crashed after...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/whales-may-impact-herring-stocks-rec
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Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

...officials are worried the proposal would take precedence over state regulations requiring tanker escorts for Prince William Sound.The rules also create uncertainty about whether state-required oil spill contingency plans for tankers would be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-16/concerns-rise-over-new-coast-guard-rule
State
Ribbon seal shows up in Prince William Sound

...from the north made an unexpected appearance in Prince William Sound this week.Federal wildlife technicians conducting...British Colombia and Washington.A ribbon seal in Prince William Sound on the fringes of its summer range did not surprise...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/ribbon-seal-shows-prince-william-sound
State
Herring search spans millennia

...not reality in terms of what we can do in today's age."Next week:Some areas, such as Lynn Canal, and Prince William Sound, are still depressed, even from modern-day levels. Whale predation also has an impact; while whales are not to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/herring-search-spans-millennia
Outdoors
Impressions of The Last Frontier Theater Conference

...with opportunities. The engineer behind this amazing event is the much-loved Dawson Moore, organizer of Prince William Sound Community College's theater program. On the conference website, Moore writes "The Last Frontier Theater Conference...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/impressions-last-frontier-theater-confere
Art
June's been soggy, but not record-breaking for Juneau

...immense storm moving north from the Gulf of Alaska. More than four inches of rain fell on the west side of Prince William Sound, near the storm's center. Juneau caught only the eastern edge of the storm. According to the National Weather...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-19/junes-been-soggy-not-record-breaking-ju
Local
New ocean acidification study launched in Prince William Sound

...resembling yellow surfboards will cruise around Prince William Sound as part of a five-month monitoring program to measure...ocean acidification and impact the environment in Prince William Sound and out into the Gulf of Alaska," Mathis said...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/new-ocean-acidification-study-launch
Outdoors

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