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Vol. 15, No. 50 Week of December 12, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


US proposes endangered listing for seals

NOAA seeks Endangered Species Act listing for Arctic, North Atlantic ringed seals, two populations of Pacific Ocean bearded seals

Dan Joling

Associated Press Writer

The federal government on Dec. 3 proposed listing two seals that depend on sea ice as threatened species because of the projected loss of ice from climate warming. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will seek to list ringed seals found in the Arctic Basin and the North Atlantic and....

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Completely ice-covered waters

Drifting pack ice

State opposed to listing


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