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BARROW, ALASKA– (By Julie Konop) Watch Dr. Brendan Kelly, Micaela Ponce, Kevin Bakker and Dan Carlson as they measure and tag a female ringed seal on the frozen Chukchi Sea. Follow them as they return the seal by snowmobile to her breathing hole in the Elson Lagoon - and get a little seal slap in the process.



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4 Responses »

  1. Wow Julie! Really cool video. I especially loved the final shot of how the seal breaths at its breathing hole.

    LS-A

  2. Lovely video of a brave little seal- I think he earned his right to hand out a few slaps and all that snow made me start craving an ice cold glass of water partly due to the oh so ever slightly hotter weather here in Philadelphia.

  3. Wow I wish I had nostrils like that seal.

  4. That is one of the most beautiful creatures I’ve ever seen. Keep the excellent videos coming, Julie!