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Photos from the Ice-associated Seal Ecology Research Survey 2016

NOTE: all research conducted and photos collected under the authority of MMPA Permit No. 19309.  Photo credits
are indicated in the captions with "DW" for David Withrow and "JL" for Josh London (both with NOAA Fisheries).

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NOAA ship Oscar Dyson
NOAA ship Oscar Dyson - DW
 
weighing a spotted seal
weighing a spotted seal - DW
 
Using ultrasound to measure the thickness of the blubber layer
Using ultrasound to measure the thickness of the blubber layer - DW
 
Spotted seal instrumented with SPOT and SPLASH tags
Spotted seal instrumented with SPOT and SPLASH tags - DW
 
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Released spotted seal with a head-mounted SPLASH tag
Released spotted seal with head-mounted SPLASH tag - DW
 
inflatable raft
Using inflatable rafts to approach seals - JL
 
ribbon seal mother and pup
ribbon seal mother and pup - DW
 
satellite-linked tag
satellite-linked head tag - DW
 
seal capture
preparing to capture a seal - DW
 
NOAA biologist Josh London
NOAA biologist Josh London
 
scientist with large net
Large nets are use to capture the seals - JL
 
inflatable rafts
Rafts onboard the Oscar Dyson - JL
 
ice at sea
clear conditions - JL
 
raft and Dyson
Inflatable with the Dyson nearby - JL
 
ribbon seal pup
Ribbon seal pup - DW
 
NOAA ship Oscar Dyson
NOAA ship Oscar Dyson - DW
 
female ribbon seal
Abnormal molt on female ribbon seal - DW
 
drawing blood from spotted seal
Drawing blood from a spotted seal - DW
 
ribbon seal pup
Ribbon seal pup - JL
 
placing cover over a spotted seal pup's eyes
Placing a cover over a spotted seal pup's eyes - DW
 
Ribbon seal plasma and red blood cell samples
Ribbon seal plasma and red blood cell samples - JL
 
Spotted and ribbon seal blood slides
Spotted and ribbon seal blood slides allow researchers to count white blood cells and provide an indication of overall health - JL
 

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