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1964 Alaska Pelagic Fur Seal Investigations

June 28, 1964

This report contains information on the seventh year of pelagic fur seal research by the United States under the Interim Convention on Conservation of North Pacific Fur Seals.

The first of two phases of the investigation in 1964 was on the distribution, abundance, migration, and feeding habits of fur seals off California, Oregon, and Washington in April and May; the second was on the occurrence and feeding of fur seals in Bering Sea in July, August, and early September. Reproductive condition of females was also studied.