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Sounding Board: Critical Habitat Questions

About 350,000 square miles of "critical habitat" for ringed seals would be protected under the proposal Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

NOAA Fisheries has proposed a critical habitat for ringed seal in Alaska. That habitat would stretch from the northern Beaufort and Chukchi seas, south into the Bering Strait. Between now and March 31st, NOAA has opened the habitat proposal to public comment.

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Profile: The BOSS Project

The BOSS Project is the Bering-Okhotsk Seal Survey, and for the past month, they’ve been flying planes with specialized cameras over the Bering Sea. An international collaboration between NOAA Fisheries and their Russian counterparts, BOSS is using digital cameras alongside heat-sensing thermal cameras to take a population survey of ribboned, spotted, ringed, and bearded seals. John Jansen, a…

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