NOAA Beginning Survey Of Bering Sea-Area Ice Seals
The aerial survey will begin this week from Nome.
The agency says in an announcement that scientists will use advanced imaging systems and modern statistical techniques for estimates of ribbon seals, spotted seals, bearded seals and ringed seals.
The agency says survey flights will also will be sent out from Bethel, Dillingham and St. Paul Island.
The agency says the survey will continue into May.
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