Unusual Mortality Event
The search goes on for the cause of maladies that are causing Alaska’s marine mammals to lose hair. In the case of seals, this can be fatal. Declaring an Unusual Mortality Event brought more resources to bear on this problem, but the mystery remains. Alaskans will be talking about what they are seeing during this spring’s seal harvest, on the next Talk of Alaska.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Geological Service
- Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
- NOAA Report on the “Unusual Mortality Event”
- Diseased Ice Seals Information
- Walrus Disease Investigation
- Marine Advisory Program (Nome): 443-2397 / 1-800-478-2202
- Eskimo Walrus Commission (Nome): 1-877-277-4392
- Marine Advisory Program (Bethel): 543-4560
- North Slope Borough Dept. of Wildlife Management (Barrow): 852-0350
- NMFS Marine Mammal Stranding hotline: (Juneau): 1-877-925-7773
HOST: Steve Heimel
- Kathy Burek Huntington, Veterinarian and Pathologist, Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services
- Joel Garlich Miller, Walrus expert, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Dr. Todd Attwood, Polar Bear expert, U.S. Geological Service
- Gay Sheffield, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
- Callers Statewide
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- Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)
- Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcast
LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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