Northern Fur Seal Demographic Studies


Northern fur seal pup.

Location: Pribilof Islands

Timing: June - October

Funding: NOAA

Project: On the Pribilof Islands, counts of adult male fur seals and estimates of pup production will be conducted to assess status and trends of the Eastern Pacific stock. Fur seals will also be tagged and observed during June-October to determine demographic mechanisms underlying ongoing population declines. Some fur seals will be outfitted with satellite-linked instruments to collect movement and diving behavior data during the summer breeding season and winter migrations.


  • Tom Gelatt, Program Manager, Alaska Ecosystem Program

Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on May 31, 2018