What’s the deal on the number of seals?

What’s the deal on the number of seals?

U.S. and Russia to begin Bering Sea aerial survey to determine populations
Scientists from Russia and the United States will use high-resolution photography and thermal sensors to count ice seals in the Bering Sea. Among them are spotted seals, a species the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rejected for listing as a threatened species three years ago.
NOAA/AP
This map shows the planned survey track lines for a joint U.S.-Russia ice seal survey to be conducted through May.
Ribbon seals, such as this one captured on film in 2008 by NOAA during an aerial survey, have not been recommended for listing as a threatened species, but will be counted during the ongoing survey.

What’s the deal on the number of seals?

Scientists from Russia and the United States will use high-resolution photography and thermal sensors to count ice seals in the Bering Sea. Among them are spotted seals, a species the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rejected for listing as a threatened species three years ago.
NOAA/AP
This map shows the planned survey track lines for a joint U.S.-Russia ice seal survey to be conducted through May.
Ribbon seals, such as this one captured on film in 2008 by NOAA during an aerial survey, have not been recommended for listing as a threatened species, but will be counted during the ongoing survey.
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