2007 Northern Fur Seal Adult Male Counts on the Pribilof Islands, Alaska
Adult male northern fur seal count
Adult male northern fur seals on St. Paul and St. George Islands were counted over the period 8-15 July 2007, and the results are summarized in the attached tables (Tables 1-5). Counts territorial males with females ("harem" males) on St. George increased slightly (302%, to 743) compared to 2006, which followed a 20% decrease from 2005. Idle males on St. George decreased 14% (to 559 in 2007), resulting in a 5% decline in total counts of adult male fur seals between 2006 and 2007. On St. Paul the idle males decreased by 16.1% and the "harem" males decreased by 2.8% (Figure 1). Overall, the total number of adult males counted on the Pribilof Islands was 10,140, a decrease of 10.4% from 2006. The total number of territorial males with females decreased slightly (1.8%).