The fungal species is found in seawater and sediment, but biologists at Fish and Game aren’t exactly sure how it’s been transmitted to the fish.
The National Park Service is proposing changing regulations for sport hunting and trapping on Alaska’s national preserves—but while the changes mostly impact a variety of predator species like wolves and bears, new regulations on caribou hunting are drawing concern from local hunters.
“One thing I found inspiring on this trip wasn’t exactly a thing that we learned, it was something that we felt,” said Tatiana, one of the Nome student attendees. “It brought this sense of community and togetherness that I’ve never felt before.”
Population numbers are down, and state and federal restrictions are tight for fish and game in Alaska, which is posing a challenge to subsistence users.
“What is this year going to mean?” volunteer Jenn asks. “Who are we going to be next year when the days start to grow longer again, when the icy, liquid-metal sea melts back to blue?”
With only $2 million from the state available for a permanent solution, port commissioners began prioritizing their requests for the city council to submit to DOT.
Now, having the buoy in Nome means local users of the buoy’s data can have more influence over where it’s deployed in the future.
Wednesday night’s public meeting in Nome was the first step in what’s sure to be an extensive process of exploration and permitting for Graphite One Resources—the Vancouver-based company that’s been exploring the second-largest known graphite deposit in the world, here on the Seward Peninsula.
At the start of last night’s Nome school board meeting, retiring board member Barb Nickels was recognized for her six years of service—while new member Brandy Arrington and returning member Jennifer Reader were sworn in.
This “time-tested” safety tool makes its debut on the Sikuliaq this winter—a tribute to the wisdom of Arctic ice-walkers.