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Count reveals good news, bad news for Alaska sea lion numbers

...population, living along Alaska's Panhandle, are thriving. "The eastern stock has met its recovery criteria," said Lowell Fritz, a biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. The population may even be close to removal from...
150 studies launched on sea lion decline

...toward a specific species and its specific interactions, it's pretty unprecedented." Veteran fisheries biologist Lowell Fritz, assigned by the National Marine Fisheries Service to oversee the projects, said the spending has ramped up from just...
Steller sea lion numbers show signs population is recovering

...DeMaster, director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. "I think it's still a 'wait and see' situation," said Lowell Fritz, who oversaw the count. "Maybe we're just seeing a new lower level of stability. At the very least, I think we...
Survey shows Steller sea lion population has not increased

...mounted in the belly of the plane and pointed straight down to capture images of just over 26,000 sea lions, said Lowell Fritz with the center's Alaska Ecosystem Program. Scientists checked 260 sites for sea lions. "If there were animals...
Sea lion decline linked to 'junk food' fish

...endangered marine mammals. "Oceanographic changes can change the distribution of fish, as can man's activities," said Lowell Fritz, a fishery research biologist with the agency. "Lots of things affect sea lion energy." Trites' premise is that...
Research calculates survival rates of sea lions

...Norseman departed Dutch Harbor on June 24 on a voyage to monitor Steller's sea lion populations. The team, headed by Lowell Fritz, will be stopping during a three week voyager to Seward to gather data on sea lions tagged between 2000 and 2003...
Sea lion numbers continue decline in Western Alaska

...according to a federal survey. "Clearly we are seeing steep declines still way out west in the western Aleutians," said Lowell Fritz, a biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. For instance, only 43 sea lions were counted this...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Hearings begin on possible ban of factory trawlers 3/25/98

...there is a factory on board. ``The fish don't care if they're caught by a big boat or a little boat,'' says Lowell Fritz, a NMFS biologist whose work is cited heavily by Greenpeace. ``In fact, there may be some environmental benefit...


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