Northern Fur Seal Foraging and Diet Studies


Mother and pup northern fur seal.

Location: Pribilof Islands and Bering Sea

Timing: August

Funding: NOAA, University of Washington, Wildlife Computers

Project: In August, northern fur seals on the Pribilof Islands will be equipped with satellite tracking instruments and video cameras to examine the influence of prey distribution and abundance on fur seal foraging behavior. The results of this study will provide insights into relationships between fur seals and their primary prey, walleye pollock, during the critical summer breeding period.


  • Tom Gelatt, Program Manager, Alaska Ecosystem Program

Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on May 15, 2018