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Nome students learn cultural values while ice fishing

Sixteen was the magic number this week as 16 Nome Elementary School students in Sandi Keller’s cultural education class braved minus-16-degree temperatures to ice fish at the small boat harbor. They were there to learn the meaning of giving back to elders.

NOAA and ABWC report on beluga whale survey

Beluga Whale

The 2022 beluga population aerial survey is complete. Now NOAA and the Alaska Beluga Whale Committee, or ABWC, can begin the number crunching to estimate the abundance of these important subsistence creatures.