This was the warmest autumn on record for western Alaska. Local observer comments on how lack of sea ice is effecting fish and bird behavior.
Stormy weather stalled a search and rescue effort on Monday for a man from White Mountain, whose 4-wheeler broke through thin ice at the edge of Golovin Bay on Sunday.
11-4-13 Ice fishing hazardous - Golovin, Alaska, USA
Late freeze-up of sea ice along the shoreline
A snowmachiner was trapped on the quickly moving floe and he was rescued later by a helicopter.
Lack of sea ice affects seal hunting.
This fall freeze-up was somewhat delayed, not just in the Bering Straits region, but all the way up to Barrow.
No sea ice; hunters say it should not be like this today.