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OSU on Alaska: Study blames killer whales for sea lion status #HigherEducation #AlaskaSeafood

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ANDREW JENSEN, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE

Jan 18, 2012 - 05:18 PM

A new study released yesterday by Oregon State University concludes predation by killer whales is to blame for the failure of Steller sea lion populations to recover.

Out of 12 deaths among 36 tagged Stellers captured from 2005 to 2011, 11 were by by predation and the 12th is believed to be a death by a partial dismemberment, also likely by a predator..... http://www.alaskajournal.com/Blog-Fish-Bytes/January-2012/New-study-blames-killer-whales-for-sea-lion-status/