Posts Tagged ‘walrus’
Improving sea ice forecasts for safer subsistence harvests
Alaska Native people have lived along the coasts of the Chukchi and Bering seas in northwest Alaska for thousands of years. The rich bounty of the ocean, including marine mammals,…Read More
Lack of sea ice sends seal pups and walrus calves to beach
It’s been a busy couple of months for members of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network, including Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield, as they respond to multiple reports of dead…Read More
Alaska Sea Grant agent gives update on marine mammal strandings
Our Marine Advisory agent Gay Sheffield spoke about marine mammal strandings last month in Anchorage during a meeting of the National Marine Fisheries Service Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Among the…Read More
What caused 39 walruses to wash ashore dead in western Alaska?
As investigators hunt for clues, tests show biotoxins in stomach contents and intestines of four walruses.Read More
To list or not to list. The battle continues over the Pacific walrus.
Our Nome-based Marine Advisory agent Gay Sheffield stopped by the studios of KNOM-FM recently to discuss the federal government’s decision not to grant protections to the Pacific walrus under the Endangered Species Act. “Listing the walrus isn’t going to bring the sea ice back,” she said. Listen to the full interview here.Read More