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Steller sea lions

Steller sea lions: The Long View
A Historical Perspective on Steller Sea Lion Declines
A new study combines biology with social sciences to explore the history of Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska over the last 4,500 years. Led by Alaskan anthropologist and archaeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner, the study provides new insights into the relationships between humans and Stellers throughout Alaska’s history. It also offers important new perspectives on the leading scientific hypotheses behind the current Steller sea lion decline. [more(edit)

Marine Mammal Research Consortium

Cool Waters, Warm Bodies
As winter advances, northern fur seals leave the Bering Sea for the North Pacific Ocean. Is their marathon migration driven by cold ocean temperatures or by food? Are younger fur seals more vulnerable in colder water? Two new Consortium studies establish an optimal range of environmental temperatures for young northern fur seals, and shed new light on their migration and development.  [more]

 


September 2014 Newsletter (no. 11)


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Number Crunching
A new way to estimate energy expenditure in Steller sea lions
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From the Field
Terrestrial Parasites are infecting and causing disease in Hawaiian monk seals [more]


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Into the Field
Is predation by harbor seals on juvenile fish responsible for the poor recovery of salmon? [more]


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Energetic linkages, killer whales, energy expenditure, fur seals, thermal capacity, seasonal effects of food restrictions, thermal limits, diets and predator-prey relationships, Steller sea lions, swim speeds [more]

 

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The Consortium is conducting a long-term research program on Steller sea lions, northern fur seals and other marine mammals and their interactions with fisheries, other species and oceanographic conditions in the North Pacific Ocean and Eastern Bering Sea.


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