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Share the Shore: Harbor Seal Pups

These pups—often seen alone onshore—are not abandoned.
May 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Premature harbor seal pup born with lanugo (natal fur) in Haines, Alaska. NOAA Permit 18786 Premature harbor seal pup born with lanugo (natal fur) in Haines, Alaska. NOAA Permit 18786.

Economic Analysis of Whale Watching Tourism in Alaska

This document provides an analysis of the economic impacts of the Alaska’s whale watching industry.
November 19, 2020 - Analyses (non-NEPA) ,
Cover of Economic Analysis Whale Watching Tourism Alaska

New Online Course for Spotting and Reporting Entangled Whales in Alaska Waters

Highly-trained responders depend on boating community to be “eyes and ears” on the water.
October 02, 2019 - Feature Story ,
man on raft reaches to cut a line entangling a humpback whale

Do Not Feed Sea Lions: Harbor Signs

The most important factor in preventing negative sea lion behavior in harbors is to ensure that fish waste is disposed of properly and to eliminate any sources of food. Educate harbor users about the negative effects of feeding sea lions. Prominently post signage in each harbor to educate users that feeding sea lions is illegal.
August 16, 2019 -

Deterring Steller Sea Lions in Alaska

Learn what can be done to deter nuisance Steller sea lions in Alaska.

Marine Mammals of the U.S. North Pacific & Arctic

Identification guide for marine mammals in Alaska and the Arctic
December 10, 2018 -

Alaska Marine Mammal Viewing Guidelines and Regulations Booklet

Booklet summarizing Alaska humpback whale approach regulations, viewing guidelines for sea lions, harbor seals and northern fur seals, federal laws protecting wildlife, and guidelines for responsible whale-watching.
June 18, 2018 -

Frequent Questions: Alaska Harbor Seal Approach Guidelines in Glacial Fjords

FAQs about approach guidelines for harbor seals in Alaska's glacial fjords.

Multi-Year Study Seeks to Understand Potential Impact of Tour Vessels on Harbor Seals in Alaska's Disenchantment Bay

Scientists work to identify potential impacts of tour vessels on harbor seal populations in the bay.
April 04, 2018 - Feature Story ,