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Steller sea lions captured by a hexacopter. (Photo courtesy NOAA Fisheries)

After decades of research, Steller sea lion decline still puzzles scientists

By | Alaska's Energy Desk, Featured News, Fisheries, Science & Tech, Wildlife | No Comments
Every summer, biologists visit Alaska to count Steller sea lions. The western stock of the population has been in decline for nearly 40 years — hitting a low in 2002. The count helps determine whether sea lions stay on the endangered species list, which puts costly restrictions on the commercial fishing fleet.
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