After threatened federal budget cuts, it’s an uncertain future for the Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program, whose sole representative in Nome is Gay Sheffield.
A new law in California bans the sale of all ivory products, including walrus ivory.
Join us for the Feb. 18 episode of Exchange. We’ll discuss the Marine Mammal Commission, polar bear quotas, and seal strandings.
From a stranded seal to a dangerous hole in Yukon River ice, recent stories from KNOM’s news department offer a special glimpse into what makes Western Alaska so unique — and, at times, so challenging.
Last Friday, a bearded seal became stranded on Nome’s west side of town. Although it showed some signs of sickness, experts released the seal back into the wild.
A bearded seal came ashore on Nome’s west side of town, and its patchy coat may suggest a type of seal sickness.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission covered a range of topics — from fire forecasts to walrus tagging to the nutritional value of reindeer meat.
Moose and walrus and bears, oh my! Out in the country and along the beaches, wildlife are out in spades and a few safety tips can go a long way.
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.
This “time-tested” safety tool makes its debut on the Sikuliaq this winter—a tribute to the wisdom of Arctic ice-walkers.