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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.

Meet Kim Raum-Suryan: Bringing Awareness to the Plight of Marine Mammals

Following her passion led to opportunities as the recovery coordinator for Steller sea lions, co-founding of the Pinniped Entanglement Group, and spreading NOAA’s Ocean Guardian School Program.
March 08, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Kim Raum-Suryan at Graves Rock steller sea lion rookery NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Specialist Kim Raum-Suryan at the Graves Rock Steller sea lion rookery near Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska.

Get Crafty With Our 2021 Woods Hole Science Aquarium Snowflake Templates!

This winter, get your craft on with our adorable snowflakes! Enjoy four new designs that celebrate just a few of our past and present aquarium residents: angelfish, seal, thorny skate, and wolffish.
December 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
 Collage of French angelfish, Atlantic wolffish, harbor seal, and thorny skate snowflakes, medium blue on a dark blue background. “Paper Snowflake Templates.” NOAA Fisheries logo.

14 Seal Secrets

Learn more about seals, marine mammals that are part of the pinniped family, which means "fin-footed" in Latin.
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 these typically adaptable, resilient predators.
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.

Teamwork Saves Harbor Seal with Teeth Stuck in Grate

Volunteers and experts formed a rescue team to safely release the seal.
May 14, 2020 - Feature Story ,
harbor seal with its teeth stuck in metal grating

Harassment of Harbor Seal in San Juan Islands Leads to $5,625 Penalty

Washington man admits pursuing, shooting at harbor seal with an air rifle.
March 13, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Harbor Seal.jpg

Cape Cod Seals and Sharks: Shared Traits and Top 10 Facts

Seals and sharks in Cape Cod waters have some things in common, but other facts may surprise you.
August 01, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Seals at the waters edge.

Marine Mammals of Maine Founder Lynda Doughty Honored at Stranding Network Banquet

Doughty awarded the David St. Aubin Award of Excellence for response to seal Unusual Mortality Event.
April 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,