Ongoing Research Projects

  • Alaska Pinniped Ecotoxicology

    This project indentifies the level and prevalence of mercury and organochlorine contamination in the western Steller sea lion population to assess potential links between continued and anthropogenic contaminant sources.

  • Pathways: Mercury Exposure

    This project investigates the source and pathways of mercury contamination in relation to diet and feeding ecology of Steller sea lion in the Western and Central Aleutian Islands in order to gain a better understanding how mercury contamination is transported through the food web.