10-19-13 Hairless seal - Shishmaref, Alaska, USA
Observation by Sharon Nayokpuk:
My friend and her husband shot a spotted seal at the mouth of Serpentine River on Saturday, Oct. 19th. As they were pulling it in the boat, they noticed it was a hairless seal. She didn't have anything to take a picture with. Just to let you know we all still have sick seals here!
Comments from LEO Editors:
Gay Sheffield, Marine Advisory Program agent in Nome, Alaska has been notified.
NOAA Fisheries | Alaska Regional Office – Protected Resources, Alaska Seals: Follow the above link for more information on the status of the ice seal unusual mortality events.