Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome
According to the regional health corporation, his newest patient was tested as a close contact of the individual in Savoonga who was confirmed as a positive case on Sunday.
As cod populations have surged in the area, it appears that so far, they aren't staying there the whole winter.
This latest case is a resident of Unalakleet unlike the first one which was identified as a non-resident of the community over the weekend.
Most of the dead birds reported last month were murres and horned puffins.
One of the cases was in the community of Teller, population 237. Health authorities say they will offer additional testing for residents there.
Residents are only allowed to use two gallons of fuel per day due to a leaky fuel line and a fuel barge that didn't arrive last summer.
With limited person-to-person interaction hampering census effots, only about 17% of Nome's population has been counted.
The regional tribal consortium in Nome is hoping researchers will cancel trips.
It's the latest step in a 10-year, $500-million project.
The Norton Sound Regional Hospital closed down over the weekend after the first positive tested.
The positive case was discovered during routine testing.
Last year, Utqiagvik harvested just one whale.
Last year, two Nome high schoolers filed a suit against one of Nome's main mining companies after the vehicle they were driving struck a cable attached to a dredge that was stretched across the road.
Eight communities in the Bering Strait region still lack VPSOs.
The regional health corporation is not releasing the name of the community in which the case was reported.
The mushers and dogs are in good health, Iditarod officials say.
Rick Thoman, a climatologist, called it "a big change from the last couple of years and good news for the region.”
With hundreds of ice seal strandings last year in the Bering Sea, researchers from NOAA Fisheries plan to set sail this April to find out more information about how ice seals are doing with less sea ice, and what might be causing so many to become sick or die
A new prevention model aims to make a dent in Western Alaska's high suicide rate by providing the region with research and strategies, and letting each village decide for itself how to use the information.
Even with an animal control officer, the city pound is frequently at maximum capacity.