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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Refuge Notebook: Eat your peas - just not the ones you find in the wild

...pea-shaped flowers that range from light pink to purple. It has an edible carrot-like root that has been used as a food source, raw or cooked, by many Alaska Natives and live-off-the-land subsistence folk. Apparently, you just shouldn't...
Volunteers rehabilitate the Kenai River

...can tuck in and have protection from predators, whether they be birds, bears, other fish," Beranek said. "And a food source is created there. You're going to have bugs coming in to break those trees down." Over a longer period of time...
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...


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