1960 Alaska Pelagic Fur Seal Investigations

June 28, 1960

The third year of pelagic fur seal research, under the terms of Interim Convention on Conservation of North Pacific Fur Seals, was carried out in 1960 off Alaska.

Two vessels, chartered by the United States for the research, worked from March to May from near Sitka into the Gulf of Alaska, in June between Kodiak and Unalaska, and in July and August from Unimak Pass to Pribilof and St. Matthews Islands, and adjacent sea area. Only one vessel operated during March and the first half of April and during July and August.