2013 Northern Fur Seal Adult Male Counts on the Pribilof Islands, Alaska.

January 27, 2014

Adult male northern fur seal count

Adult male northern fur seals on St. Paul and St. George Islands (Table 2) were counted over the period July 10 to 17, 2013. Counts of territorial males with females ("harem" males) on St. George Island increased by 11.8% compared to 2012. Idle males on St. George Island decreased in comparison to 2012 by 13.3%. On St. Paul Island the "harem" males increased by 13.7% and the idle males increased by 10.5% (Figure 2). Overall, the total number of adult males counted on the Pribilof Islands in 2013 increased by 9.0% from 2012 to 9,704. The total number of “harem” males increased by 13.3% on the Pribilof Islands.

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