publication . Article . 2015

Barking News Story: Media Perceptions of the California Sea Lion

Purdy, Canon;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
A growing California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) population close to a large human population in southern California has lead to increasing human/sea lion interactions. These interactions range widely from positive impacts on people (e.g. tourism benefits, increased education) and on sea lions (e.g. marine protected areas, rescue efforts) to negative impacts on people (e.g. depredation, attacks, nuisances) and negative impacts on sea lions (e.g. entanglement in fishing gear, intentional killing). How the general public perceives these interactions is an important area of study to inform managers and scientists of the public context for management decisions...
free text keywords: Life Sciences, California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, human pinniped conflict, sea lion population, sea lion management, sea lion conservation, marine mammal conservation, literature review research, Marine Mammal Protection Act, The Marine Mammal Center, media perception study
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