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90-day Finding on a Petition to List Pacific Harbor Seals

90-day finding on a petition to list the Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in Iliamna Lake as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate critical habitat. NOAA Fisheries found that the…
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Published
01/17/2022

Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska

NOAA Fisheries concluded in 2016 that listing the harbor seals in Iliamna Lake under the Endangered Species Act was not warranted. We subsequently came to the same conclusion on a 2020 petition. All seals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Copper River Delta Carcass Surveys - Final Reports

Biologists conducted survey flights of the shifting sand shoals of the…
May 03, 2021 - Other Reports ,

14 Seal Secrets

Learn more about seals, marine mammals that are part of the pinniped…
3008x2000-spottedseal-AFSC-BStewart_0045- Retouched.jpg Spotted seal on ice. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Condition of Seals Declined During Rapid Warming in Alaska

A new study finds quantitative evidence of climate-related impacts on…
January 27, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a spotted seal mother and pup sitting on an ice floe. Spotted seal mother and pup in the Bering Sea. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

Fishermen: Do Not Shoot Seals and Sea Lions Video

Don't harm your fishery for all. Shooting seals and sea lions is against…
November 18, 2020 -
do not shoot seals and sea lions sign

Fishermen: Do Not Shoot Seals and Sea Lions

Don't harm your fishery for all. Shooting seals and sea lions is against the law unless you are an Alaska Native subsistence harvesting for food or handicraft.

Alaska Harbor Seal Data Sets

The Alaska Fisheries Science Center's harbor seal data sets are available…
May 15, 2020 - Data Set ,

Determination on Whether To List the Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska as a Threatened or Endangered Species

NOAA Fisheries completed a review of the status of eastern North Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in Iliamna Lake, Alaska, in response to a petition to list these seals as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Based…
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Published
01/17/2022

Pinniped Entanglement in Marine Debris

Marine debris adversely impacts at least 260 marine species, including marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds.