Researchers don’t yet know why the population has been decreasing.
U.S. and Russian scientists are using less invasive technology to get a more complete survey of the walrus population in the Bering Strait region.
Scientists also discussed the impacts of climate change on Native life in the Arctic.
Alaska’s congressional delegation announced on Jan. 19 that the Port of Nome will receive a quarter of a billion dollars for future construction.
Unalakleet has struggled with its water system in the past, with almost annually recurring shortages, contamination issues or freezing pipes at the water tank.
The final research cruise of 2021 in the Bering and Chukchi seas came through the region in November.
Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority received additional funds from COVID-related grants and can afford to build more homes in 2022.
Like chinook salmon, NOAA researchers observed chum salmon almost exclusively near Alaska’s shores.
Based on current forecast models, the entire Norton Sound could be covered in ice by the end of November.
Roughly 15% of residents in the remote community of Savoonga have COVID-19, the Norton Sound Health Corporation said this week.