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TouchStone: Diseased Seals

Spotted seal

This Friday on TouchStone (April 12, 2013 at 10 am) we’re talking about diseased seals. We’ll be joined by two special guests – UAF Marine Advisory Program’s Gay Sheffield and the North Slope Dept. of Wildlife Management’s Dr. Raphaela Stimmelmayr. Tune in to hear the latest on the Unexpected Mortality Event. Start the conversation now.…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Man burned in Saturday fire in Nome succumbed to injuries Tuesday; Bird flu responsible for New England harbor seal deaths, not Alaska’s UME; Pilgrim Hot Springs vandalism causes BSNC to question public access; U. S. Senate subcommittee to discuss stronger Coast Guard presence in AK.

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Bird Flu Kills East Coast Seals, Not Alaskan Seals

While researchers are still trying to figure out what is causing the illness in seals in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, researchers have found the cause of death for the Unusual Mortality Event declared in New England harbor seals. Just today it was announced that a type of bird flu – H3N8 – is…

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