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dc.contributor.authorKovac, Anna Maria
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-15T23:02:36Z
dc.date.available2014-10-15T23:02:36Z
dc.date.issued2011-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/26621
dc.description.abstractChanges in tidal patterns affect the prey composition of the two most common pinnipeds in the San Juan Channel, the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) and Steller sea lion (Eumatopias jubatus).Tidal influences are therefore likely to affect the distribution, abundance and behavior of these pinnipeds. This study sought to determine the relationship between the frequency, distribution and behavior of harbor seals and sea lions with tidal phase and discuss the differences between the two species. While harbor seals showed greater variations in all three categories and distribution trends in sea lions were harder to distinguish, results support the idea that both species are affected by changes in tidal currents.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherFriday Harbor Labsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMarine Birds and Mammals;SummerB, 2011
dc.subjectharbor seal, Phoca vitulina, Steller sea lion, Eumetopia jubatas, tidal currents, San Juan Islandsen_US
dc.titleBehavior and distribution of Phoca vitulina and Eumatopias jubatus in the San Juan Archipelagoen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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