Washed up on the beach Me and Shaelyn went for a walk on the boardwalk and got a very strong smell then found this dead seal on the beach not sure of how it died, I tried to get the best pictures, to me it seems like it got bit a couple times from some animal.
Comments from LEO Editors:
This observation was share with Melissa Good, SeaGrant Marine Advisory Agent in Unalaska, and with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
Observations of sick or stranded marine mammals, and samples from marine mammal carcasses, can give scientists clues to the health of the animal before it died. This information is becoming more important as the marine ecosystem changes due to warming temperatures. For more information on recently observed changes in the marine ecosystem, check out Gay Sheffield's presentation to the LEO Network in the June 2020 Webinar.
Sick or dead sea mammals can be reported immediately to the appropriate regional contact below: