Early Arrival of Seals to St. George

On February 12, 2014 the first fur seal of the year came ashore on St. George Island in the Pribilof Islands of the Bering Sea. You can see the seal in the below photo. This winter has been especially mild in the central Bering Sea and this is the earliest recorded fur seal on St. George Island. As the climate warms we are seeing changes in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands.
Northwest Rookery St. George seal 2-14