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Refuge Notebook: Bird cherries on the Kenai - a preview

...and replace their preferred willows, at least along streams.The effects of bird cherries on salmon and salmon stream food webs are not yet clear, but the cherries do not appear to benefit salmon. A study in Anchorage streams found that European...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-09/refuge-notebook-bird-cherries-on
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Exotic dove continues a steady march north

...processes are still intact. We have hares eating willows, being eaten by lynx, which are in turn killed by wolves. This food web modifies our natural landscape and is in turn controlled by the landscape.It would be arrogant to think the loss of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-14/refuge-notebook-exotic-dove-cont
Outdoors
King research needs to focus on ocean issues

...along with misjudging our saltwater food web. The reason it will take so long...mismanagement has altered our marine food web to the point of reducing a single...the problem is within the saltwater food web? If the problem is in the saltwater...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-25/king-research-needs-to-fo
Letters
Researchers study Southeast Alaska watershed changes

...temperature-regulating coping techniques that use up energy and lead to less time for foraging.Emily Whitney is researching near shore food webs, and Melissa Rhodes-Reece is researching marine iron.The list of Southeast Alaskan climate-change research topics...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-17/researchers-study-southeast-alas
Outdoors
Around the District

...their terrarium investigations. Now they have created a food chain. They will add more animals and eventually create a food web. Student responsibilities include watering plants and animals, making sure all organisms needs are met...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2013-10-20-0
News
Kenai Watershed Forum study links turbidity with boat traffic, levels exceed state standards

...predominately filter feeders," King said. "As an aquatic biologist you might wonder how high turbidity impacts their food web." When turbidity levels are high and light is diffused, aquatic plants that depend on photosynthesis to survive might...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-15/kenai-watershed-forum-study-links-tu
News
Where have all the king salmon gone?

...is described here but this is a basic explanation as to where many of our king salmon have gone. Deep within our ocean food web, king salmon are being substantially displaced by sockeye salmon. There are many other issues involved like king by-catch...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-03-07/where-have-all-the-king-s
Letters
Lack of leadership in Senate discouraging

...that acidification will have profound effects on ocean food webs unless reversed. For one thing, the water's altered...forms of plankton on which Alaska salmon feed. Similar food-web effects will attend other commercially valuable species...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/082510/let_700143325.shtml
Opinion
Scientists use $80 million in federal money to probe sea lion decline

...capelin, eulachon and sand lance, Fritz said. ''We're finding that they're a very important component of the food web, not only for fish that we like to eat, like halibut and pollock and cod, but they're also an important part of the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122601/ala_122601ala0pm0030001.shtml
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China's bad air affects Alaska

...levels exceeding foods from outside the arctic. The AMAP reported that cadmium and mercury tend to accumulate in marine food webs. "Methyl-mercury is efficiently taken up following consumption and poses the main potential risk," the AMAP said...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/080808/new_261913816.shtml

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