Tuesday, April 12, 2011

{Fieldwork} Harbor Seal Captures!

I spent last Thursday and Friday participating in harbor seal research under the direction of Dr. Gordon Waring at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole. Seals were captured off of Chatham harbor and Jeremy Point, then weighed and sampled (blood, biopsy), and outfitted with flipper and radio tags. The data gathered will be used to learn more about seasonal and fine-scale movements, habitat use, and stock structure. Collaborators included scientists from NOAA NEFSC, WHOI, IFAW, PCCS, Riverhead Foundation, University of Maine, and others.

For more information about the project, click here for a publication on a previous study

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