Tag: alaska marine mammal stranding network

Gray whale mom, calf star in Kruzof tidepool drama

During the current rash of gray whale strandings in Alaska, collecting data from the expired whales before they decompose is critical. Near Sitka recently, three campers had an unprecedented opportunity to aid the cause of science when they discovered a stranded gray whale and her calf. But the animals -- who were both quite alive -- were no help at all. Read More

Sitka sea lion hits the westward trail

Marine mammal experts say the Sitka sea lion that came ashore about a month ago is alive and well. After biologists sedated the animal and returned it to sea, scientists with NOAA and the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network attached a satellite tag on the sea lion’s front right flipper to keep track of it. Read More

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