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Lack of sea ice sends seal pups and walrus calves to beach

Alaska Sea Grant, Kawerak, Inc. and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are preparing to place signs along the beaches near Nome, alerting the public about an increasing number of ice-associated seal pups resting along the shore. The signs remind the public not to disturb the animals, unless they are Alaska Native engaged in subsistence…

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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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