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Eastern Steller Sea Lions Delisted As Endangered Species By NOAA
2013-10-28 09:03:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not since 1994 has the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) removed an animal from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to effective recovery efforts. The eastern North Pacific gray whale was taken off the list of threatened and endangered species nearly 20 years ago after evidence was found that these marine mammals had recovered to near their estimated original population size and were no longer in danger of...

Juvenile Predation Preventing Steller Sea Lion Recovery
2012-01-19 04:36:29

A new study suggests that the impact of predation on juvenile Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska has been significantly underestimated, creating a “productivity pit” from which their population will have difficulty recovering without a reduction of predators. Scientists using “life history transmitters” to study Steller sea lions found evidence of age-structured predation by orcas (killer whales) and other large predators in Alaska´s Prince William Sound...

2008-08-24 00:00:00

Your recent story about the body of a sea creature in St Mary's Bay is confusing. Two types of sea lion occur in the northern hemisphere: the Californian (the one that got used in so-called circus seal acts) and the Steller's sea lion. Both live in the Pacific so it is difficult to comprehend how one could have naturally found its way here. We have two types of seal in our waters - the common and the grey. Three-quarters of the world's population of grey seals occur around Britain....

2008-06-27 21:02:20

By ERIK ROBINSON A sea lion hitches a ride aboard a barge transiting the lock at Bonneville Dam earlier this year. Observers with the Army Corps of Engineers estimate sea lions devoured about 2.8 percent of this year's spring salmon migration. Sea lions consumed a smaller proportion of the spring salmon run at Bonneville Dam this year, but federal authorities figure human intervention had little to do with it. The pinnipeds have in recent years congregated 145 miles up the Columbia...

2008-06-27 15:02:32

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 27--Sea lions consumed a smaller proportion of the spring salmon run at Bonneville Dam this year, but federal authorities figure human intervention had little to do with it. The pinnipeds have in recent years congregated 145 miles up the Columbia River, where they can target spring salmon at the man-made bottleneck created by Bonneville. State fisheries managers aborted a trap-and-relocate proposal early last month, after six dead...

2008-05-05 11:21:19

Over the weekend, six federally protected sea lions were shot and killed by an unknown gunman.The carcasses of the four California sea lions and two Steller sea lions were found Sunday around noon below the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River on the border of Oregon and Washington.The sea lions were killed while they were in humane traps set by government officials at the Dam.The shooting came less than two weeks after a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted the...

2005-07-14 07:15:01

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An animal rights group filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the federal government of violating several environmental protection acts by allowing the use of certain research techniques on threatened and endangered Steller sea lions. The Humane Society of the United States says the National Marine Fisheries Service has approved permits for "invasive" research activities, including the annual capture, hot branding and tissue sampling of more than 3,000 Steller sea lions in...

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Steller Sea Lion, Eumetopias jubatus
2012-11-01 07:34:19

The Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) is a species that can be found in the northern Pacific. It is also known as Steller's sea lion or the northern sea lion and is the only member of its genus, Eumetopias. Its range stretches from Gulf of Alaska to the Sea of Okhotsk and the Kuril Islands in Russia. Its southern range includes Año Nuevo Island near California. Although it once bred as far south as the Channel Islands, it has not been seen there since the 1980’s. Traditionally,...

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