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Seal photos and video footage were taken by Dyanna Lambourn, WDFW biologist

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HARBOR SEALS

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Western Washington University
SealCam Research Blog!

Erin D'Agnesse working with harbor seal pup

Erin D'Agnese is a Western Washington University graduate student, and has been interning with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Marine Mammal Investigations since 2011. She is collaborating with WDFW biologists on her Master's project to study pup rearing success of female Harbor Seals at a long-term study site in south Puget Sound. Her research will study how the success of known females relates to age, body mass, pupping experience and pup care behaviors of the mother. Study results may lead to a better understanding of the unique reproductive strategy used by Harbor Seals and enhance the use of a non-invasive measuring technique on protected marine mammals.

Erin will be using the WDFW Sealcam to aid her in this research and will be posting periodic notes from the field on her project and what she is observing at the harbor seal haul-out. Check out the blog today!



Related Links
People for Puget Sound Alaska Dept of Fish & Game - Harbor Seal Info
Bibliography and links Seal Conservation Society
Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network- Washington Cascadia
Marine Mammal Protection Act National Marine Mammal Laboratory
NMFS marine mammal viewing guidelines San Fransico Harbor Seals and Links
Be Whale Wise: Whale Watching Guidelines (PDF) Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
See More Wildlife: Elephant Seal and Steller Sea Lion Cam National Marine Fisheries Service
Marine Mammal Center Whale museum
Boater Education Guidelines: Best Practices for Viewing Marine Wildlife (PDF)