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Population estimates of marine mammals off the California coast or specific locations. Estimates that include Mexican stocks are indicated by an asterisk (*).


COMMON NAME U.S. Stock California Specific
California sea lion 161,066-181,355 4 7,000-Año Nuevo
Steller sea lion 1,764 11
northern fur seal 25,000-30,000 5
northern elephant seal 73,500 4* 4,900 -Año Nuevo Island 12
Pacific harbor seal 34,554 4* 2,300-Pfeiffer Pt. to Año Nuevo 9
blue whale 2,134 4*
fin whale 49-935 9,3
minke whale 73-526 9,3
humpback whale 597 4*
gray whale 21,600 6
northern right whale 16 9
sperm whale 756-892 3,9
beaked whales 392-3,500 9,3
killer whale 307 3
Pacific white-sided dolphin 121,693 9
Risso's dolphin 32,376 9
northern right whale dolphin 21,332 9
short-beaked common dolphin 225,821 3
long-beaked common dolphin 9,472 3
bottlenose dolphin 2,382 8 245 8 40-45 7
Dall's porpoise 78,422 3
harbor porpoise 13,370 2
sea otter 2,377 1
1. J. Ames pers. comm.
2. Barlow and Forney 1994
3. Barlow 1995
4. Barlow et al. 1995
5. Bonnell et al. 1981
6. Buckland et al. 1993
7. Feinholz unpub.data
8. Forney 1994
9. Forney et al. 1995
10. Hanan et al 1992
11. Loughlin et al. 1992
12. Barlow et al. 1993

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