Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
July 2003

Eyes in the Field
Remote Cameras Add Insight on Wildlife

By Riley Woodford

Reuben Yost can count the eyelashes on a Steller sea lion 50 miles away.

Yost is monitoring a sea lion rookery at Grand Point between Haines and Juneau. One route for a proposed highway up Lynn Canal passes by Grand Point near the Katzehin River, and Yost is tracking sea lions' seasonal occupation of the site for the Alaska Department of Transportation. Reports from pilots flying over the rookery used to be one of his best sources of information. These days, Yost watches using a robotic, ...   Eyes in the Field ArticleContinued