LEO Network

Kipnuk, Alaska, United States

Smelt caught on the Kugkaktlik River were found to have dark spots on the skin. Photo examination suggests that the cause is the same black fungus found in saffron cod in Norton Sound. Continued surveillance for this condition in fish is requested by LEO Network members.

ADFG: Black fungus on saffron cod (tom cod)
Courtesy of Nick Slim
Courtesy of Nick Slim

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