An orphan harbor seal found near Egegik is progressing well. The seal was found at the end of June and was very dehydrated and underweight. She also had an infection at her umbilical cord site. The seal’s mother was found dying on the beach.
During the fishing season, the transient population in Egegik swells to the thousands, with fisherman and fish processors, but people in the village say only 27 year-round residents wintered there last year.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says it will be up to fishermen to avoid problems with the walrus hauling out near Ugashik north line this summer.