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Savoonga Mystery Substance

Savoonga, AK | 2020-Jun-19

Initial Notification: On June 19, 2020, the NOAA SSC was notified by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisor in Nome that the Village of Savoonga reported a mystery substance on the beach and a number of dead seabirds. The birds appeared to be coated with the substance. The USCG is requesting NOAA's assistance in identifying the substance.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Products of concern:unknown
Latitude (approximate): 63° 29.67′ North
Longitude (approximate): 170° 3.11′ West