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Aerial Pics Show Pinnipeds Packed Into Astoria

Aerial pictures of this year’s high number of marine mammals in the Lower Columbia have surfaced. Early last month, 7,600 pinnipeds were counted between Buoy 10 and Portland during a WDFW survey. One picture looks like some Alaskan walrus haulout, but actually shows a large number of harbor seals laying up on Desdemona Sands off Astoria. Read the rest here  00:02:54

Fish Need Trees, Too – Brendan Jones

AS a resident of Sitka, in southeast Alaska, I’ve worked in the local commercial fishing industry on and off for the past 17 years. This summer I’ll go out on the boat once more, in search of salmon, which have become one of the drivers of the region’s economic recovery. This year, though, the fishing fleet in southeast Alaska will work under the shadow of an announcement by the United States Forest Service,,, Read more here 16:46