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INTO THE LAB ...
How long can Steller sea lions hold their breath? Not very long according to a new study conducted at the Open Water Research Station.[more]


FROM THE FIELD ...
Australian fur seals have a thing or two to teach their northern cousins about how to determine when and where seals and sea lions capture prey. And they do it using their heads.
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NUMBER CRUNCHING
Squid appear to be more important in the diet of Steller sea lions than previously thought. Sea lions are consuming at least 15 different species of squid in Southeast Alaska. Who would have thought? [more]

THIS JUST IN
Prey patches, foraging habitats, fatty acids, implantable tags, and the importance of prey quality to marine mammals. Check out the latest peer reviewed publications. [more]

SCIENCE IN DEPTH
It's a big ocean. Northern fur seals show that physical characteristics of the ocean may be key to finding food in the Bering Sea. [more]

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SCIENCE OUTREACH
Every year from December to March, herds of walrus gather in the northern reaches of Alaska to breed. Similarly, every January the scientists who study these creatures and other marine mammals gather in Anchorage for their own rituals, which include the important exchange of scientific ideas. [more]


 


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