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Sharon Melin, Dr.


Research Biologist


National Marine Mammal Laboratory





National Marine Mammal Laboratory
Alaska Fisheries Science Center/NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115-6349

Current Activities

Sharon Melin is a wildlife biologist with NMML's California Current Ecosystem Program. Her professional goal is to conduct research that promotes the understanding of factors influencing the growth of animal populations as they recover from historical exploitation. Her current research focuses on demography and foraging ecology of California sea lions and northern fur seals in California and the factors that influence trends in the populations such as El Niño, climate change, disease, contaminants, and inter- and intra-specific competition for resources.


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