Shedding Light on Molting Ice Seals

By Juliana Kim, Mammalogist and PHOCAS research trainer We previously posted a blog about the PHOCAS project, a research program at the Alaska SeaLife Center that exemplifies how science and animal training can intersect to achieve conservation goals. The ‘Training for Science’ blog showcased several different ways in which our resident ringed and spotted seals […]

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Training for Science

How do seals and science intersect at the Alaska SeaLife Center? Through scientific research training! As a mammalogist at ASLC, my responsibilities through our training program are to first train our resident marine mammals for husbandry and veterinary care to ensure their well-being, and second, to train the animals to cooperate in behaviors and activities […]

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