Species List
  • Walleye Pollock

    Walleye Pollock

    Gadus chalcogramma

    Walleye pollock in Alaska are found predominantly in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, with a smaller stock in the Gulf of Alaska. They can be found near the surface of the water, in shallow water when spawning or feeding, or in depths greater than 500 m. They migrate seasonally to inshore waters to either spawn or feed and move to deeper waters in the winter. They also school together in large groups.
  • Adult bearded seal

    Bearded Seal

    Erignathus barbatus

    Bearded seals live in Alaska’s Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi Seas in waters less than 650 feet deep. This species uses sea ice to rest, give birth, and molt, and is rarely found on land. They are relatively solitary animals and can live more than 25 years.
  • Adult Pacific walrus

    Pacific Walrus

    Odobenus rosmarus

    The Pacific walrus can be found off the coasts of the Bering and Chuckchi Seas hauled out on sea ice, the shore, or diving for food nearby. This animal is the largest of the pinnipeds, and rotates its hind flippers or uses its tusks to help drag its body across land and ice. They are often found in large groups and have strong social bonds with one another.
  • Adult ringed seal

    Ringed Seal

    Pusa hispida

    Ringed seals live in the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi Seas. They inhabit the sea ice, and create breathing holes and birthing lairs with their front claws. They use ice to rest, molt, and give birth. They can live up to 43 years.
  • Adult spotted seal

    Spotted Seal

    Phoca largha

    Spotted seals are found in the Beaufort, Chukchi, and Northern Bering Seas in the summer months and in the southern Bering Sea and Aleutian islands in the winter. They rely on sea ice to breed, give birth, and rest. Spotted seals are visually indistinguishable from harbor seals where the ranges of the two species overlap in the southern Bering Sea.