Elizabeth Siddon is the only Alaskan this year to receive the highest honor from the U.S. government for early career scientists. Her work helps Alaska’s fisheries managers see the bigger picture.
While some parts of Bristol Bay have had record-breaking years, one South Peninsula village hasn’t been as lucky. After a year and a half of bad runs, Chignik Bay is worried about the survival of the community.
Dead chum salmon are lining the banks of one of the Yukon River’s largest tributaries. Koyukuk River residents and scientists alike suspect the deaths are related to the river’s warm water. A team of scientists headed to the river on July 26 to gather data.