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2009-06-21 14:40:43

The salmon population in the Gulf of Alaska has been dwindling as Pacific Ocean currents shift, Alaskan fisheries biologists say. The Anchorage Daily News said Saturday the Pacific decadal oscillation may be to blame for an increase in cooler waters in the Gulf of Alaska, where king salmon fishermen have struggled for two straight years. Changing water temperatures have also been blamed for the poor king salmon catches at Canada's Kodiak Island, Susitna Valley and Kenai Peninsula. As an...

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2009-01-15 13:20:00

Alaska's government said Wednesday it plans to issue a challenge to block federal protections for a struggling population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, a mature oil-producing basin.

2009-01-03 22:05:11

Plans for a big celebration of 50 years of Alaska statehood scheduled for Saturday in Wasilla were postponed due to bone-chilling temperatures, organizers said. Plans call for the festival to go forward next Saturday, but only if the temperature rises to at least 10 degrees below zero.

2008-10-02 09:00:11

By Sharon Theimer and Brett J.

2008-09-04 21:00:14

By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov.

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Aug. 2--Explore fishing impact on Southcentral Anchorage Chamber of Commerce presents "Fish On! Realizing Sportfishing's Economic Impact on Southcentral Alaska," noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Egan Convention Center.

2008-07-27 15:00:26

By Margaret Bauman, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--A new federal/state visitor center in the planning stages for an area near Tok, just 91 miles from the Canadian border, has moved another step forward toward welcoming upward of 100,000 visitors annually. U.S.

2008-07-23 15:01:19

By Melodie Wright, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 23--WASILLA -- After lessons in compass etiquette and plant identification, about 30 Girl Scouts headed into the woods adjacent to the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex.

2008-07-20 15:00:26

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 20--Eklutna Inc. will break ground later this year on a 102-acre industrial park adjacent to the Birchwood airport in Eagle River, where the corporation owns lands.

2008-07-03 12:00:31

By Kevin Klott, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 3--With less than 24 hours remaining until this long fishing weekend begins, anglers will be delighted to know they have plenty of time to catch an Alaska salmon or two.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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