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August 16, 2016

Tweet chat: crisscrossing Arctic to study ice seals in Alaska

ice seals
Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Scientists share their research, join the conversation Tuesday, August 23

Studying ice seals is critical to learning how to best protect them. These animals rely on sea ice to breed and feed. Less sea ice in a warming Arctic puts the four species of ice seals in U.S. waters at risk.

On August 23rd, scientists will answer your questions on what itís like to crisscross the Alaskan Arctic to find and study ice seals. Join them on Twitter and tweet questions with #AlaskaIceSeals

When: Tuesday, August 23

Time: 11 am PT

Hashtag: #AlaskaIceSeals

See highlights from the tweet chat here

Researchers at work

Scientists search ice fields and work on small floes to net and tag ice seals and collect critical data  Credit: NOAA Fisheries

About the scientists

Erin Moreland
Erin Moreland

Josh London
Josh London


Erin Moreland is a research zoologist with AFSCís Marine Mammal Lab. She focuses on population assessment of ice seals in Alaska. She received a B.S. from Humboldt State University and an M.S. from Western Washington University.


Josh London is a wildlife biologist with AFSCís Marine Mammal Lab. He focuses on population assessment and ecology of harbor seals and ice seals. Josh received a B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.


For more information please contact Marjorie Mooney-Seus
206-526-4348 (office), 774-392-4865 (cell)

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