Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
October 2020

Sea Lion Moms Foraging in Winter
New Tools Provide Greater Insights

By Riley Woodford

Seven female Steller sea lions tagged in October 2019 have revealed insights into sea lion foraging in the Gulf of Alaska. The sea lions, all mothers with a pup and some also pregnant, were captured near Kodiak Island and equipped with remarkable devices that provide an unprecedented suite of information for sea lion researchers.

“It’s our first chance to look at females in the Gulf of Alaska using modern tools,” said Fish and Game wildlife biologist Mike Rehberg, a member ...   Sea Lion Research Article Continued