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Refuge Notebook: Futuristic method to identify insects becomes reality

...determined that they belonged to a new species to science, previously undescribed...was the green alder sawfly, an exotic species from the Old World.In these cases...region of the genome for the purpose of species identification. Compared to identifications...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-29/refuge-notebook-futuristic-metho
Outdoors

...for unusual birds often pursue irruptive species. Red crossbills, white-winged crossbills and hoary redpolls are irruptive species that have made an appearance in the Gallatin...this winter.While rare and irruptive species are undeniably appealing to avid birders...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/ben-pierce/2015-01-28

...a small population was first documented in 2010. Prior to that, the last verified sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox in that area was two decades ago. The species hasn't been seen in the park in nearly 100 years.-Associated Press

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-01-28-1
Voices of the Peninsula: Protecting salmon in a changing climate

...populations are to climate change impacts. We have a long way to go and salmon are just one of many economically important species of concern on a changing landscape.Studies from across Alaska continue to roll in, documenting climate-related shifts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-24/voices-of-the-peninsula-protectin
Opinion
Upping their groundfish game

...fisheries in the Cook Inlet area. King salmon were counted and returned alive to the ocean if possible. Herring and other species were also returned to the water. During the six tows made during that fishing period, six king salmon were caught, and all...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/upping-their-groundfish-game
News
Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Inlet - the potential to harvest other species of fish was an ongoing sticking point...biologists were concerned about resident species such as Dolly Varden and rainbow trout...to conservation efforts on struggling species. The Federal Subsistence Board operates...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-22/federal-board-allows-gillnetting-on-
News
Refuge Notebook: What do caribou and wood bison have in common?

...additional food supply. The second is related to species recovery in their historic range. Kodiak...transplanting animals. What about introducing species adapted to a warmer climate or "keystone" species that can help shape a changing ecosystem...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-22/refuge-notebook-what-do-caribou-
Outdoors

...re-establish populations throughout the Northeast.Over-hunting and forest-clearing in the late 1800s eradicated the species in New York, but they were re-introduced around 1948 from a small remnant population in Pennsylvania. As abandoned farms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/mary-esch/2015-01-19
Fishing 101

...prey might be salmon, halibut and other species.Not having to buy equipment or know...half-days, "combo" trips more than single-species trips and peak-season trips more than...sights on one of the more easily caught species, say, pink salmon. When you're able...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/information/fishing-101
Information
Kasilof

...activity. In summer, fishermen float in drift boats or line the banks of the Kasilof River in hope of catching one of several species of salmon that return annually, including mighty early run of chinook salmon in late May and early June, more than a million...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/places/kasilof
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