Electronic mark-resight studies: part 1 Aspiring young scientists often joke that they should put “expert counter” on their resume. Counting seals, counting barnacles in a quadrat, counting birds, counting cells… you name it, an intern has counted it. This is because a lot of ecological research and conservation requires knowing how many of something there […]
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In the Gulf of Alaska and farther west, Steller sea lions are listed as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act of the United States. Most of this western distinct population segment has exhibited a significant positive trend over the previous decade and appeared to be well on the road to recovery. However, this recovery may […]
Read More Chiswell Island Steller Sea Lions Having Another Tough Year
This nutshell is based on a recently published paper: Hoover-Miller and Armato. 2017. Harbor seal use of glacier ice and terrestrial haul-outs in the Kenai Fjords, Alaska. Mar Mamm Sci. Background: Where ice meets the sea Many people come to Alaska to see the impressive tidewater glaciers in the fjords of southeastern and southcentral Alaska. […]
Read More Between a rock and a cold place
We had another successful year of remote video monitoring of the Chiswell Island Steller sea lion rookery!
Read More Chiswell Project season wrap up – 2017