Environmental Projects: Kotzebue Sound 2009-2012 Adult Bearded Seal Project:

Participants

2009

National Marine Mammal Laboratory

Peter Boveng
Program Leader of NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Principal Investigator for the project.

Michael Cameron
Deputy Program Leader of NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Co-Principal Investigator for the project .

John Jansen
Researcher for NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Field team member.

Shawn Dahle
Researcher for NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Field team member.

Shawn Johnson
Veterinarian of Johnson Veterinary Services. Responsible for the health and safety of captured seals.

Native Village of Kotzebue

Alex Whiting
Environmental Specialist, coordinated the last 5 years of seal capture and tagging in Kotzebue Sound and provided logistical support for this effort.

John Goodwin
Captain of capture vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound . John also is the current Ice seal Committee Chair, with 5 years experience capturing and tagging seals in Kotzebue Sound and 3 years assisting NMML with seal captures in the Bering Sea.

Virgil Naylor Sr.
Captain of support vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound. .

Henry Goodwin
Captain of support vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound. .

Jeff Barger
Captain/crew, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound . Jeff participated in the capture and tagging of seals during the Fall 2008 effort in Kotzebue Sound.

Pearl Goodwin
Assisted in the last 5 years of seal capture work in Kotzebue Sound and was a crew member on the support vessels.

David Barr
A crew member on support vessels.

2011

National Marine Mammal Laboratory

Peter Boveng
Program Leader of NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Principal Investigator for the project.

John Jansen
Researcher for NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Field team member.

Gavin Brady
Researcher for NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Field team member.

Shawn Johnson
Veterinarian of Johnson Veterinary Services. Responsible for the health and safety of captured seals.

Native Village of Kotzebue

Alex Whiting
Environmental Specialist, coordinated the last 5 years of seal capture and tagging in Kotzebue Sound and provided logistical support for this effort.

John Goodwin
Captain of capture vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound . John also is the current Ice seal Committee Chair, with 7 years experience capturing and tagging seals in Kotzebue Sound and 3 years assisting NMML with seal captures in the Bering Sea

Virgil Naylor Sr.
Captain of support vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound. Virgil participated in 2009 and 2010 adult bearded seal capture efforts.

Henry Goodwin
Captain of support vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound. Henry participated in 2009 and 2010 adult bearded seal capture efforts.

Pearl Goodwin
Assisted in the last 7 years of seal capture work in Kotzebue Sound and was a crew member on the support vessels.

Noah Naylor
A crew member on support vessels.

Brett Kirk
A crew member on support vessels.

Allen Stone
A crew member on support vessels.

James Adams
A crew member on support vessels.

2012

National Marine Mammal Laboratory

Peter Boveng
Program Leader of NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Principal Investigator for the project.

John Jansen
Researcher for NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Field team member.

Gavin Brady
Researcher for NMML's Polar Polar Ecosystems Program. Field team member.

Shawn Johnson
Veterinarian of Johnson Veterinary Services. Responsible for the health and safety of captured seals.

Native Village of Kotzebue

Alex Whiting
Environmental Specialist, coordinated the last 9 years of seal capture and tagging in Kotzebue Sound and provided logistical support for this effort.

John Goodwin
Captain of capture vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound . John also is the current Ice seal Committee Chair, with 9 years experience capturing and tagging seals in Kotzebue Sound and 3 years assisting NMML with seal captures in the Bering Sea.

Virgil Naylor Sr.
Captain of capture vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound . Virgil participated in 2009-2012 adult bearded seal capture efforts.

Henry Goodwin
Captain of capture vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound . Henry participated in 2009-2012 adult bearded seal capture efforts.

Jeff Barger
Captain of capture vessel, a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer and lifelong seal hunter in Kotzebue Sound . Jeff participated in adult bearded seal capture efforts 2009, 2010, and 2012.

Pearl Goodwin
Assisted in the last 9 years of seal capture work in Kotzebue Sound and was a crew member on the support vessels.

Noah Naylor
A crew member on support vessels.

Randy Toshavik
A crew member on capture vessels.

Frank Garfield
A crew member on capture vessels.

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