A Mystery in Alaska

Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Resources

North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium
http://www.marinemammal.org
A wealth of information on sea lion research, including work from Andrew Trites’ team.

Steller’s sea lion Information Page
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/speciesid/fish_page/fish35a.html
Profile of the Steller’s sea lion

Steller Sea Lions
http://stellersealions.noaa.gov/
Information from the National Marine Fisheries Service, including a searchable database of federally funded sea lion projects worldwide.

National Academies Sea Lion report
http://lab.nap.edu/nap-cgi/discover.cgi?term=sea+lions
A good overview of the factors contributing to Steller sea lion declines.

Steller Sea Lion
http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/notebook/marine/sealion.php
Basic biology and more.

Scientists involved in sea lion issues:

Ken Pitcher, Ph.D., Alaska Department of Fish and Game
http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/membership/ssc/pitcher.pdf (pdf)

Dr. Andrew Trites, Associate Professor and Director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit in the Fisheries Centre
http://www.fisheries.ubc.ca/members/atrites/

Dr. Fred Sharpe, Alaska Whale Foundation
http://www.alaskawhalefoundation.org/aboutAWF/board.html

Michael Rehberg, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
http://hosting.uaa.alaska.edu/afjmb4/People/mr/index.htm

Dr. Gary Thomas, Professor, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/divs/mbf/People/Faculty/Thomas/

Dr. Mark Wipfli, Associate Professor of Freshwater Ecology, University of Alaska – Fairbanks
http://users.iab.uaf.edu/~mark_wipfli/

 

Books

Ford, Corey. WHERE THE SEA BREAKS ITS BACK: THE EPIC STORY OF EARLY NATURALIST GEORG STELLER AND THE RUSSIAN EXPLORATION OF ALASKA. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1992.

Reed, Don C. WILD LION OF THE SEA: THE STELLER SEA LION THAT REFUSED TO BE TAMED. San Francisco: Sierra Club Juveniles, 1992.

Riedman, Marianne. THE PINNIPEDS: SEALS, SEA LIONS, AND WALRUSES. San Francisco: University of California Press, 1991.

Steller, Georg. JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE WITH BERING, 1741-1742. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1988.

Sydeman, Michelle. ALASKA WILDLIFE VIEWING GUIDE. New York: Falcon, 1996.