Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds
A team of scientists is proposing that endangered California condors raised in captivity be released near seal and sea lion rookeries
so that the birds can once again feast on the carcasses of marine mammals as their ancestors did centuries ago.
The researchers from Stanford University and four o...
New research reveals shark superhighways and hotspots
...Pacific Predators (TOPP) program to tag nearly 150 great whites found near the coast of central California. In the winter, these sharks leave the seal rookeries
where they feed all summer, and set off for warmer waters near one of two tropical hotspots. One site between Hawaii and Mexico attracts so many of th...
Elephant seal pups suffer from ocean warming
...ated with both long-term 25-year cycles and short-term 3-4 year cycles such as those caused by El Niño.
Sea lions and fur seals that feed near their rookeries
at the surface of the ocean are known to be very sensitive to water temperature changes, as an increase in water temperature usually causes their prey...