Marine Toxins Finding New Habitats As Oceans Warm

Photo courtesy of Bruce Wright with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Photo courtesy of Bruce Wright with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association.

Climate change is transforming the North. As ocean waters warm fish and marine toxins normally seen down south find new habitat.  And that’s having a major impact on the people who gather wild food from the ocean, including Alaska Natives, who eat more wild protein than any other ethnic group in Alaska.  So we’re beginning our week long look at how Natives are responding to warmer lands and waters, by heading to a Cook Inlet beach at low tide.

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