A tumor is present on the lower jaw of the sheefish (Stenodus leucichthys).
Fish caught while ice fishing has black patches on skin. Appears to be the same black fungal syndrome previously reported in Kipnuk.
Permafrost is becoming exposed in Western Alaska, in areas where the landscape transitions to tundra.
Rusty tussock caterpillars can cause skin irritation for people when handled individually, and are responsible to large defoliation events when populations are high.
An unidentified fungus is growing along the eroding coastal bank.
During the summer of 2019, warm water temperatures lowered the amount of dissolved oxygen in rivers and caused salmon across the state, including Mountain Village, to die before they were able to spawn.
Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) caught with a spinal curvature, which may be related to many different factors including genetics, infectious disease, trauma, neoplasm, diet, or changes in the environment.
Two sturgeon were caught in the Yukon River, farther upriver than has been previously reported.
Dead chum salmon have been spotted floating down the Yukon river. Water temperatures are measuring at 70 degrees, the warmest in recollection.
Dead salmon and whitefish found along the banks of the Yukon River.
Around 60 ice seals have been reported dead across northern and western Alaska this month.
The cause of the strandings and deaths is not known.
18 dead seals were found along the coast, and are like part of a larger mortality event that includes 60 seals total. The average number of dead ice seals normally found in a year is 18.
Single dead moose found in water, with injury on one side of its abdomen
The cold and wet hunters built a fire to keep warm until Alaska Army National Guard rescuers arrived hours later.
Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents waves from forming and locks onto beaches, walling off villages. But not this year.
Northern Pike (Esox Lucius) caught with "pug head" jaw deformity, usually associated with cold water temperatures during incubation.
Storms battered the southern Bering Sea and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta last month. February storms aren’t unusual, but the amount of rain and flooding is. The combination caused a lot of damage for two communities in the region.
A warm winter storm leads to sea ice loss and flooding of homes in Western Alaska. "Damage to the foundation of the homes is all I think happened, besides wet clothing and a few things on the floor."
Porpoise spotted heading up the Pastolik River