82) Six years later, the states requested Section 120 pinniped
removal authority "for the intentional lethal removal of California sea lions .
15% of ziphiids, and 75% sperm whales) and 60% of pinnipeds
were found alive.
More research is needed to explore the cause, likely multifactorial, for such epizootics and the role of evolving influenza viruses and influenza-associated mortality events in pinnipeds
In fact, the Australian sea lion is one of the world's rarest pinnipeds
(seals, sea lions and walruses) and is classified rare in SA.
dugongs (1) sea otters (1) baleen whales (11) manatees (3) polar bears (1) beaked whales (19) pinnipeds
(34) sperm whales (3) river dolphins (5) dolphins and porpoises (41)
Whether abundant pinniped
populations may be impeding management actions intended to stimulate recovery is an open question in this region.
Poxvirus infections in North American pinniped
He adds that in computer models of marine ecosystems, removing great whales had no significant effect on pinnipeds
Many herring stocks have undergone critical declines, and there is concern that pinniped
predation may have increased the natural mortality rate of herring in some areas (Musick et al.
OUR STOLEN FUTURE (1996) (reviewing a wide variety of data and research on this topic, and describing mechanisms for environmental transport); Heidi Fiedler, "PCBs: Uses and Environmental Releases," published in the Proceedings of the Subregional Awareness Raising Workshop on POP's, Cartagena, Colombia, January 1998 (noting reports on the presence of various POP's in remote areas such as the Arctic and Antarctic, including in marine organisms such as pinniped
milk and seal blubber and in sea and lake sediments).
For information on Steller sea lions contact Laura Seligsohn at IMMP's Pinniped
Fisheries Project: [(415) 788-3666 ext.
The main attractions here are isolation, good hiking trails, and pinniped