On Wednesday, the state officials asked the Federal Subsistence Board to reconsider the yearlong closure, which goes into effect on July 1.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) was in Nome last week. The visit focused on one of the biggest toxic impacts in the Bering Strait: cancer.
Last week, the Federal Subsistence Board voted to close Unit 23 to all but local caribou hunters. The closure will last for one year.
Dennis Davis said sea ice conditions have become less reliable for his fellow seal and walrus hunters. He said the footage he collects with the drone “is like insurance.”
NOME, AK — For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle. That’s according to…
NOME, AK — The Marine Mammals Commission hasn’t traveled above the Arctic Circle since 1987, but this week, Commissioners were in Western Alaska to meet face-to-face with…
Commissioner Dr. Frances Gulland will give a talk Monday night on changes in marine mammal health.
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 Russian tanker carrying 200,000 gallons of oil ran aground off an island in the North Pacific on November 28th.
Many of the animals were found headless, their tusks apparently harvested, and locals say some carcasses were found riddled with bullet holes.