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Refuge Notebook: Local seashells provide more than just a home for hermit crabs

...lobsters and crabs, and (importantly to Sockeye lovers) pteropods. Pteropods are the major food source of krill, which in turn is the major food source for juvenile salmon. Sea shells also provide habitats for multiple fish species at different...
Voices of Alaska: Inuit Circumpolar Council responds to climate change

...long way toward mitigating that risk and averting a potential crisis.Climate change has already impacted traditional food sources, and will likely create more disruption. Changing weather patterns have limited the ability to go hunting. Sea ice...
Fish population booms in Stormy Lake

...of reintroduction, he said in an email. A rush of scuds - freshwater shrimp - in 2013 also likely served as a good food source for the young char, he said."Sometimes following a rotenone treatment to kill invasive fish, the fish carcasses...
Are some bears just born to be bad?

...these conflict situations," he said.Healy said Tahoe never had a serious bear problem until the early 1990s when food sources dwindled in the mountains during extended drought."That drought drove bears out of the back country, and a lot of...
Bristol Bay sockeye run well beow forecast

...Atmospheric Administration. This warmer temperature can have negative impacts on salmon, as they and their primary food sources prefer colder water.With the increased food competition from large young year classes and negative environmental factors...
Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Where's winter?

...groups moved on for various reasons, not the least of which might have been climate change that moved their traditional food source south.Whatever the cause, it has been one strange winter. I'm not an advocate of global warming, but I certainly...
Refuge Notebook: Living with climate change in our backyards

...evolved to pollinate - which could result in widespread changes or diebacks of native flora, also affecting wildlife food sources. We do know that our actions today can guide and direct the kind of future we want for our grandchildren's grandchildren...
Refuge Notebook: Records fall during 115th Christmas Bird Count

...increase in Rock Pigeons (56) can be attributed to an increase in suitable urban habitat with its associated artificial food sources. But, accordingly, this species' existence is tenuous at best as they depend nearly solely on hand-outs and are...
Conservation plan will determine federal funds for Alaskan wildlife

...mammal groups are lemmings, voles, and shrews, many included for ecological importance - because they are a major food source for many predators - and as stewardship species - a species that has more than 74 percent of their global population...
Follow safety guidelines in bear country

...investigating the area to ensure the bear wasn't guarding a food source, like an animal carcass.On the Russian River - one...find to fatten up for another winter. Make sure easy food sources aren't available, and most of the time, they will...


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