However, additional research on seasonal fish movements and migrations, effects of fishing on fish school size and distribution, and sea lion foraging ecology are needed to more fully resolve the issue of localized depletion.
Air-sea heat exchange and wind stress dictate the formation, transport, and persistence of sea ice. However, this correlation may be coincidental rather than an indication of a causal link between diet and population decline.
In Canada, the Steller can be spotted along the rocky coast of British Columbia. This precocious little creature has a shiny, blackish-brown pelt.
On average, an adult Steller sea lion requires about six per cent of its body weight each day. Steller sea lion, pollock, and arrowtooth flounder data came from National Marine Fisheries Service stock assessments www.
So if the Steller sea lion goes extinct, many will start lose some of their money.
Sediment respiration rates, which indicate carbon loading to the seafloor, have also declined since the late s. In this case, the spring bloom occurs later, water column temperatures are warmer, and higher zooplankton production provides prey for larval and juvenile fish.
The transport of nutrients from the oceanic waters occurs in the Shelikof Strait with the mixing of fresh water and seawater as the ACC flows seaward Reed et al.
The pollock's food source will almost be gone and their population will crash because of starvation.