Species List
  • Female red king crab egg clutch

    Red King Crab

    Paralithodes camtschaticus

    The red king crab can be found mainly off the coasts of the Bering Sea and Aleutian islands, but also throughout the waters of southeast Alaska in depths of up to 250 m. These crabs are known for their large size and flavor, making them a popular commercially harvested crab in the winter months.
  • Snow crab (male larger and female smaller)

    Snow Crab

    Chionocetes opilio

    In Alaska, the majority of snow crabs are found in the Eastern Bering Sea but they have a range extending up into the Chuckchi and Beaufort Seas. The size of snow crabs varies with water temperature (i.e., smaller in the colder northern waters and larger in the southern Bering Sea which is where males are commercially harvested).
  • Female Alaska skate

    Alaska Skate

    Bathyraja parmifera

    The Alaska skate is potentially the most common skate in Alaska. It can be found mainly in the Bering Sea but also off the coast of the Gulf of Alaska and the eastern Aleutian Islands in depths of 17 to 392 meters. It trolls the ocean floor for food and hides from predators in the sand.
  • Adult Bering wolffish

    Bering Wolffish

    Anarhichas orientalis

    The Bering wolffish lives in the Bering and Chukchi Seas and the Northern Gulf of Alaska, including Prince William Sound. They live in cold coastal waters in gravel or sandy bottom substrate and are usually not found deeper than 100 meters. Wolffishes are long-lived and slow-growing and usually live as solitary individuals or in small groups.
  • Female Chinook salmon

    Chinook Salmon

    Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

    Chinook salmon (also known as king salmon) live in the seas along the majority of Alaska’s coast and spawn inland throughout freshwater rivers, streams, estuaries, and wetlands.
  • Pacific sleeper shark

    Pacific Sleeper Shark

    Somniosus pacificus

    In Alaskan waters, the Pacific sleeper shark is found in the Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands, and the Gulf of Alaska. This species is closely related to the Greenland shark and there may be difficulty distinguishing between species in the Arctic where their ranges may overlap. It is usually found close to the surface in the Arctic, but can dive to depths as deep as 2,000 meters. Sleepers are not considered economically valuable to commercial fisheries.