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Friday, June 28, 2002

Charter plane makes emergency landing after cowling flies off
PETERSBURG (AP) -- An LAB Flying Service plane with five tourists aboard made an emergency landing on an island near Petersburg Tuesday after its cowling fell off and the engine sprayed oil over the windshield.

Cleveland picks Boozer in NBA draft
NEW YORK -- Former Juneau basketball star Carlos Boozer was picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA draft Wednesday.

INS relaunches inspections of some Victoria cruise ships
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- The Immigration and Naturalization Service has reinstated inspections of some Victoria, British Columbia-based cruise ships traveling to Southeast Alaska.

Rep. Young pits ANWR, ethanol provisions of energy bill
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Rep. Don Young suggested that House and Senate negotiators should allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if they want him to back tax credits for ethanol additives in gasoline.

Anchorage police say DNA evidence links man to homicide
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage police said DNA evidence links a suspect to a 2-year-old murder.

Man pleads no contest to accidentally setting Chena Hot Springs fire
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The man blamed for unintentionally starting the fire that burned roughly 23,000 acres and four cabins near the end of Chena Hot Springs Road last month has pleaded no contest to illegal burning.

Six communities get funds for study of air service needs
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Six Alaska communities will be getting $240,000 in federal grants to study ways to enhance their air transportation service.

Fishermen report fishing bounty on the Kuskokwim River
BETHEL (AP) -- Reports from subsistence fishermen on the lower Kuskokwim River is that fishing is going good this year -- that is, if you can stand the hot weather and hordes of flying pests.

Alaska Eskimo dies after harpooned whale tips boat
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Alaska Eskimo died Wednesday after a harpooned whale flipped his whaling boat and he struck his head.

Special Session, CORRECTIVE
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Associated Press reported erroneously on June 27 that the Regulatory Commission of Alaska will elect a new chairman every two years under a bill approved by the Legislature. The measure would establish the election of a new chairman every year.

Independence Mine Historical Park to reopen
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Independence Mine Historical Park will reopen to the public Saturday following a two-year closure for renovations and construction.

Kodiak salmon fishermen, processors reach agreement
KODIAK (AP) -- The Kodiak chapter of the United Salmon Association has entered into contractual price agreements with area salmon processors.

Sen. Stevens to chair Anchorage hearing on universal service
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens will hold a field hearing in Anchorage on telecommunications access.

Museum features exhibit on Alaska's postal service hovercraft
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A model of the hovercraft used to haul mail on the lower Kuskokwim River is being featured in an exhibit at the postal museum in Washington, D.C.

Stevens, Murkowski could chair committees again
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska Sens. Ted Stevens and Frank Murkowski could once again chair key committees if Republicans regain control of the Senate, following the November election.

Former JDHS star Boozer ready for his NBA opportunity
JUNEAU (AP) -- One day after being picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA Draft, former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball star Carlos Boozer Jr. said he's excited about playing for the Cavs.

Bill for legislative overtime now at $300,000
JUNEAU (AP) -- Lawmakers have spent $300,000 so far this year going into extra innings.

Knowles signs terrorism, alcohol, draft bills
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles signed into law bills that target various crimes which captured much media attention earlier this year.

Lawmakers reach compromise on RCA reauthorization bill
JUNEAU (AP) -- Alaska's utility regulatory agency was extended for another year in an early morning deal reached by the Legislature on Thursday, but it escaped significant restructuring being pushed by some in the Senate.

Cook Inlet pipeline to be cleaned this weekend
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An abandoned Cook Inlet pipeline believed to have been the source of a mysterious oily sheen in the inlet last year will be flushed out over the weekend.

Board reins in anglers during subsistence fishery closures
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- This year's return of king salmon on the Kuskokwim River appears strong enough to meet subsistence needs and spawning goals, according to biologists.

NOAA research vessel explores seamounts in Gulf of Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel will make a stop in Kodiak next week.

Bartlett Hospital agrees to new contract
JUNEAU (AP) -- The union representing Bartlett Regional Hospital workers has accepted a new contract that will increase staff pay during the next three years.

China trade delegation samples Kodiak seafood
KODIAK (AP) -- Eleven seafood buyers from China visited Thursday to learn about Alaska seafood.

Helicopter rolls over on Yanert Glacier
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Era Aviation helicopter with five passengers on board rolled over Wednesday evening on Yanert Glacier in the Alaska Range, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.

Calista Corp. subsidiary signs lucrative deal with Army
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Calista Corp. subsidiary has signed a lucrative 10-year contract to provide aerospace engineering to the Army.

Alaska political leaders condemn court decision on pledge of allegiance
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's congressional delegation and leading candidates in the governor's race condemned the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the Pledge of Allegiance.

Veterans bill died at the hands of partisan politics
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles took Republican lawmakers to task for concluding a four-day special session without taking up a key veterans bill he had sought.

Fairbanks to vote on banning snowmachines in residential areas
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A proposed snowmachine ban will go on the ballot in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

Knowles vetoes product liability bill
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles vetoed a bill Thursday that would have helped a gun manufacturer in a product liability case. Knowles said the bill was designed to inappropriately affect the outcome of the case.

Tour boat cracks hull on rock in Lynn Canal
JUNEAU (AP) -- The 65-foot, Haines-based tour boat Fjordland began taking on water Monday night after striking a rock in Lynn Canal.

State panel appointed to address salmon industry woes
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State lawmakers have named an 11-member task force to try to solve the commercial salmon industry's many woes.

Floatplane sinks after flipping in landing attempt in Nikiski
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two men escaped injury when their floatplane flipped during a landing attempt in Nikiski, Alaska State Troopers said.

Anchorage man killed in vehicle accident
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man was killed Thursday when he lost control of his sport utility vehicle, Anchorage police said.

Federal appeals court rules Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of words 'under God'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Stunning politicians on both the left and right, a federal appeals court declared for the first time Wednesday that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional because of the words ''under God'' inserted by Congress in 1954.

Refuge managers say prescribed burn at Myster Creek a success
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A prescribed fire in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Sterling has successfully burned 585 acres of black spruce forest.

Bush approves Alaska's request for flooding assistance
JUNEAU (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday declared a disaster area for portions of Interior and western Alaska hit hard by spring flooding.

Helicopter rolls over on Yanert Glacier
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Era Aviation helicopter with five passengers on board rolled over Wednesday evening on Yanert Glacier in the Alaska Range, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.

Denali Park accepts entries for fall road lottery
DENALI NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Denali National Park will begin accepting entries for its annual road lottery on July 1.

Damon helps Red Sox top Cleveland
BOSTON -- Johnny Damon's bases-loaded triple highlighted a six-run fifth inning as the Red Sox and Pedro Martinez overcame three Cleveland homers and beat the Indians 7-4 Wednesday night.

White Sox gain series split with Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ray Durham hit a three-run homer, Paul Konerko went 4-for-5 with a home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 Thursday and gain a split of the four-game series.

Zaun's grand slam lifts Astros
HOUSTON -- Pinch-hitter Gregg Zaun hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Houston Astros beat Byung-Hyun Kim and the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 Thursday.

Photo feature: Pack it in.
Jason Brown, left, of Kasilof and Robert Lloyd of Ninilchik cut and de-vein Gulf of Alaska rockfish Tuesday at Deep Creek Custom Packing in Ninilchik. The plant will be ready to receive and process the first catch of Cook Inlet salmon later today.

Tips for consumers: Know thy realtor
Nearly 80 percent of all home sales nationwide are made with the assistance of a real estate agent or broker. Both home sellers and buyers enlist the services of real estate professionals to help them with real estate transactions.

Business travelers spend like penny-pinching consumers when it comes to airline tickets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Airlines understand that business travelers will spend less when the economy sours, but the industry also counts on this important group of higher-paying customers to resume their free-spending ways once financial conditions rebound.

Long-term care insurance is complicated, expensive and not for everyone
NEW YORK (AP) -- If there's an insurance product requiring that you do your homework before you buy, it's coverage for long-term health care.

Long-term care insurance can be confusing to buy, but important to financial security
NEW YORK (AP) -- As baby boomers grapple with how to provide at-home or nursing home care for aging parents, many are seeing firsthand how financially devastating it can be.

AOL Time Warner merges with Advance/Newhouse
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shortly before he took the helm at AOL Time Warner Inc. last month, incoming chief executive Dick Parsons promised to streamline the company's sprawlingly complex structure. The company just got a little bit simpler, but it also lost control of 16 percent of its cable subscribers.

Inlet commercial fishers weather changes for way of life, livelihood
It was quitting time at Deep Creek Custom Packing Tuesday afternoon, and Steve Vanek stood in front of a packing crew trying to motivate the various workers to stay longer to prepare for the next day's work.

Female aviation executives in state lead global numbers
ANCHORAGE -- Alaska is a place where men are men and women run airlines.

Business Briefs
Aspen Hotels announces new Soldotna general managerChugach to hold public meetingsAnchorage Aces offered for sale on eBay

Local TV not digital ready
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The six-station consortium of television stations serving the Anchorage area is hoping for another extension from the Federal Communications Commission on a requirement that the stations begin broadcasting digital signals.

Anchorage angler takes weekly Seward prize
Robert Jakubek of Anchorage took the weekly $500 prize in the Seward Jackpot Halibut Derby, hitting the target weight of 120 pounds right on the nose with his catch.

Chances aplenty for fish
Anglers looking for a Kenai River king salmon will have to wait until Monday, when the river will open downstream from the Sterling Highway bridge in Soldotna, but plenty of other fishing opportunities exist on the Kenai Peninsula.

Bonkers for big brookies? Colorful trout may be restocked in Henry's Lake
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- They are the floozies of the fish world.

Board reins in anglers during subsistence fishery closures
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- This year's return of king salmon on the Kuskokwim river appears strong enough to meet subsistence needs and spawning goals, Kuskokwim, according to biologists.

Horseradish not that common, but it's a 'grate' root to have in your garden
NEW MARKET, Va. (AP) -- Consider the common horseradish. With its gnarly white root and boarding house reach, the plant isn't exactly the glamour girl of the modern-day garden.

Portland's famous Rose Garden leaves visitors in awe of the colors, intoxicated by the perfume
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Harry Landers wears his pruning shears in a holster at his hip -- a gardening gunslinger. He has to be quick on the draw in a garden filled with almost 10,000 roses that require trimming every day.

Photo feature: Showers for flowers
Kyle Mitchell waters new grass and marigolds at the Coffee Depot in Soldotna Wednesday afternoon. Forecasters are calling for a little help from above with scattered showers expected today.

Trapshooting: sport, hunting practice and competition between friends
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Mitch Larsson has not hunted since 1982. But he still carries a gun.

What's Happening
Best BetsEvents and ExhibitsEntertainmentUpcoming EventsFilmsDown the RoadAnchorage Events

New museum celebrates glass
TACOMA -- The bridge that links this blue-collar city's downtown with its spiffy new Museum of Glass and Commencement Bay is named for native son Dale Chihuly. But the opening-day exhibits mark a declaration of independence from glass generally and the pop prince of glass-blowing in particular.

Computer geek cartoon makes debut
BALTIMORE -- Comic creator Mort Walker knew he was on to something when he brought a computer technician into Beetle Bailey's world and asked fans for their input.

Art Briefs
Drama summer camp announcedKenai Peninsula poets soughtPoetry contest ends SundayWriting conference planned

New play highlights youth court, safe schools
"A Substantial Risk," a courtroom drama being performed this week in Kenai, blurs the line between theater and reality with its topic taken from current events, its actors who participate in a real court program and even the setting -- the courtroom in the old Kenai courthouse.

Lawmakers reach RCA compromise
JUNEAU -- Alaska's utility regulatory agency was extended for another year in an early morning deal reached by the Legislature on Thursday, but it escaped significant restructuring being pushed by some in the Senate.

Legislative overtime costs state $300,000
JUNEAU -- Lawmakers have spent $300,000 so far this year going into extra innings.

Lawmakers reach compromise on RCA reauthorization bill
JUNEAU (AP) -- Alaska's utility regulatory agency was extended for another year in an early morning deal reached by the Legislature on Thursday, but it escaped significant restructuring being pushed by some in the Senate.

Court: No pledge in public schools
SAN FRANCISCO -- Stunning politicians on both the left and right, a federal appeals court declared for the first time Wednesday that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional because of the words ''under God'' inserted by Congress in 1954.

Reaction: 9th Circuit decision goes too far
"(The courts) are the epitome of hypocrisy. They pick and choose what parts of the constitution to obey." Nikiski Middle-High School history teacher Bob Bird said his opinions may not be popular, but when it comes to a federal appeals court decision Wednesday that deems reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional, his reaction was the norm.

Food Bank to offer educational classes
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will offer a series of classes about accessing natural food resources on the Kenai Peninsula beginning Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The topic will be "Sportfishing and Personal Use Dipnetting on the Kenai Peninsula."

Dig site yields insight into history
In the distance, crashing waves slowly encroach upon the surrendering sand. A tight wall of spruce trees encircles a cleared plot o

Soldotna council rejects CARTS shuttle plan
Supporters of a shuttle bus service for Soldotna were left standing on the curb Wednesday night as the city council rejected a resolution that would have given $10,000 to an public transit organization.

Weather cooperates with prescribed burn
Weather conditions were right for a prescribed burn by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge last weekend and allowed state forestry officials to lift the burn-permit suspension Monday morning. But that may not last for long.

Thomas Loren Palm
Wasilla resident Thomas Loren Palm died Sunday, June 23, 2002, of natural causes near his home. He was 39.

Thomas Loren Palm
Wasilla resident Thomas Loren Palm died Sunday, June 23, 2002, of natural causes near his home. He was 39.

Iola Kelley Banks
Longtime Kenai resident Iola Kelley Banks died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, in the ambulance en route to Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 68.

Mat-Su stops Oilers' three-game win streak
The Mat-Su Miners topped the Peninsula Oilers 6-3 Wednesday night at Coral Seymour Memorial Park to snap the Oilers' three-game winning streak.

Oilers' late rally buries Miners
The Peninsula Oilers did it with pitching Thursday night at Coral Seymour Memorial Park. And defense. And just for good measure, a little bit of clutch offense.

Letters to the Editor
Wildfires one sign of poor stewardship

Applause
Community has opportunity to experience more good drama Seldovia music festival proves to be big success

People who find pledge offensive don't have to say it pledge
"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands -- one nation indivisible -- with liberty and justice for all."

Letters to the Editor
How can Pledge of Allegiance be connected with religion at all? Even those who dont live here benefit from government services Kenai River Classic organizers should consider canceling event Too few jobs in Alaska for number of professionals who go to college

U.S. has mixed record of trying to install new leaders in international hotspots Influencing regime changes
WASHINGTON -- If it's any consolation to Yasser Arafat, he has a lot of company. The United States has a long history of trying to get rid of foreign leaders who don't measure up.

Reasonable payment may help fill vast need for more organ donors
There is the science-fiction horror, along the lines of the best-selling novel ''Coma,'' in which humans are stored in meat lockers so their body parts can be sold on a lucrative black market to the ailing rich.

Scent of witches'-broom not for the tender-nosed
If you have walked through a spruce forest recently, you may have noticed a rather potent sweet smell in the air, quite unlike the fragrant flowers of your garden.

Climber conquers disability, mountains
In late May of this year, Skyview graduate Justin Montague strapped an 80-pound sled to his waist, threw a 50-pound pack on his back and spent the next eight hours climbing 5,000 feet over 2.5 miles.

5-year-old Anchorage club growing, planning for future
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- As coach Sarah Riggs barked orders on a sunny Saturday afternoon, eight rowers lifted a 60-foot-long, wooden rowing shell weighing roughly 300 pounds off a rack on the east bank of Anchorage's Sand Lake. Following her commands, the rowers hoisted the shell over their heads and locked their elbows. Then they leaned their heads to show which side they intended to chose when it came time to lower the boat onto their shoulders. On command, they lowered the boat onto their shoulders and trundled centipedelike out of a fenced storage pen toward the water.

Catching some waves: Wakeboarding is still growing in popularity
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Sometime during the mid-1980s, water skiers looking for a new thrill started strapping a wide, oval-shaped board on their feet. Hence, the sport of wakeboarding -- or skurfing, as it was known during those early years -- was born.

Around the Peninsula
Program to feature Battle of Kenai discussion Yacht club sponsoring annual two-day racee Youth appreciation week in Homer continues today Racing lions invites fans to attend local city races Farmer's market opens Saturday Habitat ground breaking ceremony planned Swim lessons set to begin Volunteers sought for WRCC fund-raiser

Around the Peninsula
Genealogy society to meet tonightHabitat groundbreaking ceremony plannedScience program presents 'Meet an AquanautHealth center to close July 4Watershed forum sponsoring mountain walkSoldotna museum openWRCC looking for radiothon volunteersAnimal society in need of donations

Newly dedicated temple in Pennsylvania attracts Hindus from across nation
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. (AP) -- Under billboards pointing tourists toward Amish souvenirs, an ornate, sandstone Hindu temple carves a corner of India into the middle of Pennsylvania's rolling farmland.

Is religion an obstacle to unity?
When organized religions subscribe to doctrines of "privileged access to truth," disastrous eruptions of fanaticism result, paid for with the loss of a leadership role in world affairs. As a result, these religions stand paralyzed on the threshold of the future, barring, rather than opening, the door to peace and harmony.

Law could allow prayer in school
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Students in South Carolina public schools may be able to lead their classmates in prayer under a law signed this week by Gov. Jim Hodges.

Presbyterian Church defines limits on late abortions
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) assembly reaffirmed a woman's right to an abortion if the fetus is too young to survive outside the womb.

Southern Baptist missionary who admitted abuse is working at Raleigh church
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A Southern Baptist missionary who was fired for abusing children in Indonesia is working at a Raleigh church where the minister knew of his past.

Ex-Congressman is interim president of African Methodist university
WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) -- The Rev. Floyd Flake, a New York City pastor and former congressman, has been named interim president of Wilberforce University, affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Community theater changes play after Missouri abbey shootings
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Next year, perhaps, a musical comedy about death in a Roman Catholic community will be funny again -- but not now.

Imprisoned minister Lyons looking for a new pastorate
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Rev. Henry Lyons will serve another 19 months in prison for racketeering and theft, but he's already looking for a new calling.

Religion Briefs
God and Country Rally location changed Spiritual poems sought Expedition with God planned

Pro-gay bishop reported as top choice to lead the world's 77 million Anglicans
LONDON (AP) -- A nominating commission has picked Archbishop Rowan Williams of Wales as its first choice to be the new leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the Church of England, The London Times has reported.

Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod orders big budget cuts
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The 2.5 million-member Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod has ordered big cuts in its national budget for the fiscal year that began June 1.

Falwell's hoped-for legacy: a master-planned Christian community
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell pulls the wheel hard right, sweat budding across his cheeks as he guides the Chevy Suburban around potholes in the dirt road.

Maine city tells Salvation Army to provide homosexual benefits or lose contracts
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Salvation Army must comply with Portland's domestic partners ordinance, or lose contracts for the only activity center and meals-on-wheels program serving the city's elderly.

Sports Briefs
Anchorage angler takes weekly Seward prize15-year-old leads Homer derby monthly standingsRed Cross Golf Classic slated for July 6Alyeska to host 5-kilometer fun runCurly Ashfield golf tourney slated for July 13

Eaks leads U.S. Senior Open
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- R.W. Eaks, who has never won a PGA event of any kind, shot a 7-under-par 64 Thursday to tie the U.S. Senior Open record and take a three-shot lead over Tom Watson after the opening round.

Red Devils add some color to bronze-medal match
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The usual blues of the World Cup third-place game will be pepped up with red as South Korea plays Turkey on Saturday.

Top pick wants O'Neal
BEIJING -- The NBA's No. 1 draft pick said Thursday he's looking forward to battling with the best in the league -- even if he has to adjust to American food along the way.

Jazz center Ostertab donates Kidney to sister
DALLAS (AP) -- With smiles, laughter and high hopes, Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag donated a kidney Thursday to his younger sister, whose kidneys failed in March.

Ronaldo moves team to third straight final
SAITAMA, Japan -- The expectations are simple. Brazil must win the World Cup -- and with style.

Full roster works past 0-5 start
There is no doubt the loyal fans of the Oilers were growing restless as our team stumbled to a 3-11 start, including an 0-5 mark in Alaska Baseball League action. Even my own host family considered staying home and listening on the radio, willing to try anything that might reverse the fortunes of the 2002 Oilers.

Birch Ridge Report: Seniors swingin' out of rain
The weather decided to cooperate and not rain on our Monday Senior League parade. In fact, it was really nice for the 14 contestants who showed up to challenge each other in another low net contest. Taking the honors for the top spot was Ray Hamby, who shot a great net 31. Coming in closely behind him was Chiya Bazan, who shot a great net 32. Great games, you two!!

Ferrero's failure continues upset parade
WIMBLEDON, England -- Now appearing in the Upset Spotlight at Wild Wimbledon, where nearly anyone, it seems, can be a star for a day: Jeff Morrison.

Agassi, Sampras make early exits
WIMBLEDON, England -- Pete Sampras sat, elbows on knees and head bowed, digesting the disappointment while his opponent walked off to an extended standing ovation.

Rockets select center Yao Ming first in draft
NEW YORK -- Yao Ming went from China to Houston on a night when the NBA draft had a bigger foreign influence than ever before, and Antonio McDyess was dealt to the New York Knicks in the major trade of the day.

Boozer goes 35th
NEW YORK -- Former Juneau basketball star Carlos Boozer was picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA draft Wednesday.

Photo feature: Feeding humpback whale
A humpback whale lung-feeds in front of kayakers Monday, June 17, 2002 in Juneau, Alaska. The kayakers were part of a tour group returning to the North Douglas boat ramp. Humpback, which are baleen whales, feed on krill, small shrimp-like crustaceans and various small fish. The whales eat up to one and a half tons of food a day.

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