Found seal pups thriving
The two harbor seal pups in the center's rehabilitation department are doing well and gaining weight but have not been weaned yet.
The male pup, from Kodiak, was named Akhiok, after the village hunters who delivered him, and the female was named Kali, because she was found on Kalifornsky Beach.
The pink salmon project recently completed clipping 24,457 fry and released them into Resurrection Bay on May 8. The center hopes to see 250 to 1,250 return in the summer of 2001.
Kasitsna Bay trip a success
The Alaska SeaLife Center husbandry staff spent last weekend on a trip to Kasitsna Bay Laboratory and the Jakolof Bay area of Kachemak Bay. They returned with more than 630 specimens of invertebrates. The animals will contribute to the forthcoming improvements in the Discovery Pool area, and some large anemones will be introduced into the diving bird habitat.
Other invertebrates brought back from this trip include include priapulid worms, echiuran worms, tide pool sculpins and tube worms.
Celebration at ASLC
On May 13, the Alaska SeaLife Center celebrated two years as the only cold water marine research facility in the Western Hemisphere.
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