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Maybe sea lion is an acquired taste?

Those sea lions that eat marine mammals demonstrate regional preferences.

In the Gulf of Alaska, they eat mostly Steller sea lions, while those in the Aleutians have shown more of a taste for whales and northern fur seals. That’s according to research in progress (and recently posted online) by the North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium. Researchers are studying the predator’s habits to learn how killer whales might be contributing to the decline of Steller sea lions in western Alaska. 

[Read more at North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium]

North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium | Posted 08.17.04 at 11:33 pm


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