The Marine Mammal
Formed in 1993, the North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium’s mission is to conduct research on the relationships between fisheries and marine mammals in the North Pacific Ocean and Eastern Bering Sea, which includes researching Steller sea lions, killer whales and northern fur seals. The Consortium is made up of the University of Alaska, University of British Columbia, University of Washington and Oregon State University. With annual funding of $300,000 provided by the Pacific Marine Science Foundation, experts in physiology, ecology, marine mammalogy, fisheries and oceanography have developed a long term research project to be carried out over five years.
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