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Glacial fjord tours may harm harbor seals

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Tourists who want to look at seal pups resting among Alaska’s glacial fjords may be making things harder for the marine animals.

Cruise ship traffic in the glacial fjords an import nursery area for harbor seal pups has increased ten-fold in the past 30 years, the Juneau Empire reported.

Biologists like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admistration’s John Jansen have been collecting data on seals in the fjords of southeast Alaska.

Jansen has been studying harbor seals in Disenchantment Bay, one of the fjords among tourists, since 2002. The Yakutat Tlingit Trib...



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