Fish and Game Home

Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Ice Seal Research
Kotzebue Sound Seal Tagging Project

We worked with the Native Village of Kotzebue and Kathy Frost (retired ADF&G marine mammal biologist) to learn about ringed seal movements and habitat use. Local seal hunters capture and tag the seals and we are mapping their movements and will be analyzing the movement and related diving behavior to see what habitats are important. The Native Village of Kotzebue has detailed information on this study on their website.