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NMFS plans workshops on harbor seal protections

...fewer harbor seals and said the suspected cause was disturbance by cruise ships.Yakutat is situated at the head of Yakutat Bay, which leads to Disenchantment Bay and the spectacular Hubbard Glacier, which stretches 76 miles to Mount Logan in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-12/nmfs-plans-workshops-harbor-seal-protec
State
Small earthquake shakes Southeast

...from magnitudes 1.6 to 2.6, struck in the same area Tuesday. Several other small quakes have been recorded in Yakutat Bay, at the northwestern extremity of the Southeast region, this week.Aftershocks will occur from the Thursday morning...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-04/small-earthquake-shakes-southeast
Local
Biologist: ship likely killed whale

ANCHORAGE - A ship probably struck a humpback whale whose carcass was seen floating near the mouth of Yakutat Bay in mid-May, according to a federal biologist who examined the animal. The whale was struck with enough force to sever its skull...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053003/sta_biologist.shtml
News
Cruise lines deal to skirt tax

...to stave off a tax by buying some fish. Since last year, Yakutat has been trying to tax the cruise ships that enter Yakutat Bay en route to Hubbard Glacier. The cruise lines have refused to pay the $1.50 charge for each passenger, saying they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061602/sta_cruisetaxes.shtml
News
Glacier view fee

...has refused to honor it because the ships do not come into Yakutat's docks. They bypass the community, entering Yakutat Bay and Disenchantment Bay to view the Hubbard Glacier. So, in lieu of the head tax the industry and the city and borough...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111802/let_glacier.shtml
Opinion
Around the state

...Petty Officer Roger Wetherell of the U.S. Coast Guard. His plan was to fly to Akwe River -- 35 miles southeast of Yakutat Bay -- and to return in about three hours. ``We are checking airports to see if he landed without notifying his relatives...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080400/Loc_as.html
Local
Study: Seals vacate ice floes when ships approach; long-term effects are unclear

...Science Center's National Marine Mammal Laboratory observed the behavior of seals in Disenchantment Bay, located inside Yakutat Bay, between May and August 2002. According to the draft report, the closer cruise ships come to seals, the more likely...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032803/sta_seals.shtml
News
Why cruise ships need observers

...mussels and a multitude of other subsistence foods, so you can imagine our concern. In addition to subsistence, Yakutat Bay is the home of our gill net and troll fisheries. After extensive negotiations, the industry reluctantly agreed to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032607/let_20070326013.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Petty Officer Roger Wetherell of the U.S. Coast Guard. His plan was to fly to Akwe River -- 35 miles southeast of Yakutat Bay -- and to return in about three hours. ``We are checking airports to see if he landed without notifying his relatives...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080400/Loc_as.shtml
Sharing our Knowledge conference in Sitka a big success

...Tlingit Identity in the Digital Age," and "Glacial Retreat and the Cultural Landscape of Ice Floe Sealing at Yakutat Bay, Alaska." The keynote speech was delivered by Marie Olson and Cyril George, Sr.The event was recorded on video...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-04-05/sharing-our-knowledge-conference-sitka-bi
Art

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