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...blames the death on other marine mammals."It's an obvious victim of killer whales," said Witteveen, a marine mammal biologist for the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.She took skin and blubber samples Thursday for testing and...

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Researchers want new name for transient killer whales

...the common name for transients in research papers.Just out of graduate school in 1970, Bigg was hired as a marine mammal biologist at the Pacific Biological Station. One assignment was an investigation of the status of killer whales, considered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-25/researchers-want-new-name-for-transi
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Homer residents support beluga endangered listing

...the presence of toxoplasma gondii antibodies in 27 percent of whales studied, Jasny said. Barbara Mahoney, a marine mammal biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, said studies of limited numbers of Cook Inlet beluga...

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Bad policy or good science?: Decline is one of few certainties for Cook Inlet belugas

...like their declining population and genetic distinction. "It's good science," counters Craig Matkin, a marine mammal biologist with the North Gulf Oceanic Society. "If these animals go away they're not coming back in your lifetime and...

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Atlantic seal virus found in Kachemak Bay otters

...of sea otter deaths in Alaska, including Kachemak Bay, said Verena Gill, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service marine mammal biologist, and one of the authors of the report, "Phocine Distemper Virus in Northern Sea Otters in the Pacific Ocean...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062209/new_352882847.shtml
Scientists use $80 million in federal money to probe sea lion decline

...changed over the decades, so the causes and effects are complicated. ''It's an unprecedented enigma,'' marine mammal biologist Lloyd Lowry told the Marine Mammal Commission in November. ''Steller sea lion assessment is particularly problematic...

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...Realistically, I think it is really hard to say we can do anything to save this group.'' Craig Matkin, a marine mammal biologist with the North Gulf Oceanic Society who has been studying the whales since the 1980s, agreed. ''You have to...

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