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The California Current Ecosystems Program

Marine Mammal Laboratory
Phone: 206-526-4045

The California Current Ecosystems Program

The California Current Ecosystems Program conducts research on the status and trends of California sea lion lionsSteller sea lions and northern fur seals in Washington, Oregon, and California. We monitor population trends and conduct studies to assess how disease and changing environmental conditions affect population health. Studies of movements, behavior, and foraging patterns also provide insight into the role these marine mammals play in the ecosystem.