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Steller decline video available from Alaska Sea Grant

Date: December 19, 2000
Contacts: Doug Schneider, Public Information Officer, 907-474-7449,
NR: SG-2000/NR198

FAIRBANKS, Alaska—With so much attention in the media and concern among residents of Alaska's coastal communities about the decline of Steller sea lions, many people might want to know more about what's happening to sea lions and the marine ecosystem.

Alaska Sea Grant offers the video, Steller Sea Lions: In Jeopardy. The 27-minute program discusses the decline of the Alaska's sea lions, the possible causes, and what is being done to understand and reverse the decline.

The program takes the viewer on a field trip to sea lion rookeries in remote parts of the Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands to explain what Alaska scientists are doing in the race against time to solve the mystery of the sea lion decline.

The program is co-produced by Alaska Sea Grant, the University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and is the winner of a Merit Award "for balanced delivery of information on a controversial subject" by the 1999 International Wildlife Film Festival.

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a marine research, education and outreach service headquartered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the state of Alaska and private industry.

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