- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two Alaska organizations have received grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help rescue stranded marine mammals.

KTVA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1OgSg6l ) that the Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science received $99,945 and the University of Alaska Anchorage received $97,998 to help respond to marine mammal emergencies.

NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle says the money will be used to rescue animals such as whales and sea otters as well as to collect data on their health. When animals get entangled the organizations free them and if pups are found abandoned they are rehabilitated and released back into the wild.

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Information from: KTVA-TV, https://www.ktva.com


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