Tweet chat: crisscrossing Arctic to study ice seals in Alaska
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
Scientists search ice fields and work on small floes to net and tag ice seals and collect critical dataCredit: NOAA Fisheries
About the scientists
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.