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August 13, 2001 Souvenir Album:

St. Paul Island, Pribilofs

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fishing boat

Halibut hooks, baited with herring, hang ready on the side of a long-line fishing boat in St. Paul. The hooks, weighted with anchors, are attached to a long fishing line and sent far below the water to catch halibut. Commercial fishing has replaced sealing as a major source of employment in St. Paul. Fisherman harvest halibut in summer and crab in winter. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

seal pup

Fur seal pup basks in the sun on a rock at the Reef Point seal blind on St. Paul Island. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

seals on rocks

Approximately one million fur seals live on St. Paul Island. This is the largest concentration of this marine mammal, about two-thirds of the population. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).


Harriman Retraced participants stand on a cliff preparing for bird watching. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).


Common murre perched on high cliff above the sea. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

puffin and kittiwake

Two puffins and a black-legged kittiwake co-exist on a cliff. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).




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