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September 18, 2023
An Extraordinary Rescue: Otter Pup Survives Orca Attack and is Admitted to ASLC Wildlife Response Program

The ASLC has admitted a second northern sea otter pup into the wildlife response program. The pup was orphaned following an orca attack incidentally witnessed by ASLC laboratory technician and wildlife response team member Natalie Hunter.

September 11, 2023
ASLC Helps Host FREE Seward Marine Science Symposium Event

On September 17, 2023, the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), Chugach Regional Resources Commission’s (CRRC) Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Seward Marine Center, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration will host the 2023 Seward Marine Science Symposium. This free event, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AKDT, will be held at the university’s K.M. Rae Marine Education Building, 125 Third Avenue, Seward, Alaska.

September 7, 2023
ASLC Admits Sea Otter Pup Patient Found on the Side of the Road in Kenai

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) admitted a female northern sea otter pup to the Wildlife Response Program on September 4, 2023. This pup joins an extensive roster of 2023 patients cared for by the ASLC, including ten harbor seals, a fur seal, a walrus calf, and more.

August 11, 2023
ASLC Mourns the Loss of Special Wildlife Response Patient

Since his arrival, the walrus calf had been struggling with a number of serious health concerns on top of nutrient malabsorption, which can make treatment difficult to stay ahead of. Dr. Carrie, ASLC Director of Animal Health, explains that the calf was struggling with multiple complications, including hypoglycemia and gastrointestinal problems, in the 24 hours leading up to his passing.

August 3, 2023
Rare Pacific Walrus Calf Admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center Wildlife Response Program

The Alaska SeaLife Center is caring for a male Pacific walrus calf that arrived from the North Slope of Alaska on August 1, 2023. This is the Center’s first walrus patient in four years, and one of only ten admitted in the Center’s 25-year history, making this an exceptional case for the Wildlife Response Program and a rare opportunity for all involved.


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