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Alaska Sea Grant agent gives update on marine mammal strandings

Our Marine Advisory agent Gay Sheffield spoke about marine mammal strandings last month in Anchorage during a meeting of the National Marine Fisheries Service Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Among the strandings she discussed was that of Aku, a two-week-old walrus calf that was found stranded on a gold barge offshore of Nome in June. He was transported…

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Two-page guide explains marine mammal salvage rules

beach with logs and a few people

It’s not uncommon for Alaskans strolling their state’s vast coastline to encounter a marine mammal, dead and washed up on shore. When a surprise encounter happens, questions often bubble up. A new guide sheet from Alaska Sea Grant provides answers. “Is it OK if I take a tusk? What about a tooth or a bone?”…

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