Rookeries where Steller sea lions were branded and region where brand-resight surveys were conducted.
figureposted on 2013-08-05, 05:32 authored by Lauri A. Jemison, Grey W. Pendleton, Lowell W. Fritz, Kelly K. Hastings, John M. Maniscalco, Andrew W. Trites, Tom S. Gelatt
Primary study area, from Chirikof Island to Forrester Island, where Steller sea lions in Alaska were branded at natal rookeries in 2000–2010 and resighted from 2000–2012 within the eastern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and the western DPS. Also shown is the newest rookery (Biali Rocks) that was established in the early 2000s. Sub-regions (circled) within each DPS include: the Kodiak Island, Chiswell Island, and Prince William Sound areas, and northern and southern areas within Southeast Alaska.