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Ringed Seal Photo Stream Team Members Gallery Videos
Researchers from the Polar Ecosystems Program research cruise are providing regular updates of photos and video as the cruise progresses. Please check back often and follow our researchers as they seek out ribbon and spotted seals along the Bering Sea ice edge.

2009 Spring Polar Cruise Videos

NOAA Unmanned Aerial Survey for Ice Seals, NOAA Ship McArthur II, 24 May 2009

UAS survey video, showing the processing of launching, tracking, imaging and retreval.
For more info on the Polar Ecosystem Program's UAS survey, contact Peter Boveng

 

NOAA Unmanned Aerial Survey for Ice Seals, NOAA Ship McArthur II, 24 May 2009

UAS Launching from the NOAA ship McArthur II.
For more info on the Polar Ecosystem Program's UAS survey, contact Peter Boveng

 

NOAA Researchers Weigh an Adult Female Ribbon Seal

The average weight of an adult ribbon seal is 154 pounds (70 kg) and the average length is about 58 inches (145 cm) long.

       

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