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Aerial Pics Show Pinnipeds Packed Into Astoria

Aerial pictures of this year’s high number of marine mammals in the Lower Columbia have surfaced. Early last month, 7,600 pinnipeds were counted between Buoy 10 and Portland during a WDFW survey. One picture looks like some Alaskan walrus haulout, but actually shows a large number of harbor seals laying up on Desdemona Sands off Astoria. Read the rest here  00:02:54

National Marine Fisheries Service to consider listing for lake harbor seals

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – ANCHORAGE — The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday it will consider listing a population of harbor seals that live in a freshwater Alaska lake as a threatened or endangered species, a decision that could affect the massive Pebble Mine development project. continued