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Steller Sea Lion Research News and Activities

(PLEASE NOTE: These web pages are for archival purposes only and are no longer maintained. For current information on Steller sea lion research at the AFSC visit the National Marine Mammal Laboratory's Alaska Ecosystems Program.)

Searchable Bibliography of Scientific Literature on Steller Sea Lions in Alaska

An on-line annotated bibliography on the North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium's website that builds on the work of Andrea Hunter's and Andrew Trites' annotated bibliography of Steller sea lions by expanding the list of subject areas and by including the most up to date list of published literature pertaining to Steller sea lions.


Sea Lions of the World: Conservation and Research in the 21st Century

The 22nd Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant, is designed to bring the world community of sea lion researchers and policy makers together to share their experiences and knowledge, 30 September 3 October 2004, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.  To contribute an oral or poster presentation, submit an abstract no later than 1 April 2004. Contact: Sherri Pristash,


No-Trawl Zones Appear Effective

Data from Atka mackerel tagging project suggest the efficacy of trawl exclusion zones as a management tool to maintain prey availability for Steller sea lions.


FY02 Sea Lion Research Summaries

In Fiscal Year 2002, 56 scientific projects were identified and funded at the AFSC for Steller sea lion research. This AFSC Processed Report provides a summary of activities and in some cases prinicipal results of those projects. In addition, where applicable, plans for FY03 are also provided. (pdf; 1.01MB)


Diving Behavior of Immature Sea Lions

Understanding the relationship between juvenile Steller sea lions and their foraging habitat is key to understanding their relationship to available prey and ultimately their survival. This study summarizes dive and movement data from 13 young-of-the-year and 12 yearling Steller sea lions equipped with satellite dive recorders in the Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian Islands, and Washington from 1994 to 2000.