Tag: sea lion

Traveling Sea Lion Phones Home

Herring seiners are not the only fishermen commuting long-distance to Sitka this spring. A half-ton Steller sea lion has been seen in and around Sitka’s harbors recently browsing on the abundant herring. The animal was tagged – just over a month ago – at the Bonneville Dam near Portland, Oregon, about 900 miles to the south.

Timelines Proposed for Impact Statement on Steller Sea Lion Regulations

The National Marine Fisheries Service is asking for at least 15 months to assess the impact of their Steller sea lion protection measures.