Good news, bad news, for Alaska sea lion numbers
Ccw File Photo By Katie Spielberger
Steller sea lions swim in Icy Strait near Hoonah. Sea lion pups in Southeast Alaska are thriving, but those in the western population, from Prince William Sound to the Aleutian Islands and the Bering Sea, are still struggling. The eastern population, which includes those in Southeast Alaska, may be close to being removed from the threatened species list.
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