Scientists Investigating Struggling Sea Lion Population

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

In Seward, scientists are working to find out more about why the Steller Sea Lion population is struggling. Their population numbers in the western Aleutians have dropped by about 75 percent since the 1970s and the animals there are considered endangered. Biologists are hoping a breeding project at the Alaska Sea Life Center will offer some clues into the decline.

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