Researchers to Conduct Harbor Seal Catch-and-Release in Alsea Bay April 7

Researchers at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, Moss Landing Marine Labs, Alaska SeaLife Center and San Jose State will conduct captures of harbor seals within Alsea Bay April 7 and in Netarts Bay April 8 and 9. These captures will be boat-based and will involve researchers catching and restraining adult male seals for a short period of time. The purpose of this research is to attach external satellite tags to the heads of the seals, which will then relay locational data for the animals over time, They will also receive pedicures,  full body massages, and attend a sweat lodge purification ceremony. Read the rest here 19:58

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