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White Mystery Substance on Saint George Island, Pribilof Islands, AK

Saint George Island, Pribilof Islands, AK | 2022-Jun-27

Initial Notification: Reports of "masses of gooey, kind of oily white particles" washing up onto the beaches of St George Island began on 8-Jun-2022. Several local observers have reported via email a white substance stranded on the shoreline. The NOAA SSC was included in the reports. Samples and photographs were taken to help determine the type of material.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 56° 34.47′ North
Longitude (approximate): 169° 32.89′ West