ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE
PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: n/a
CRITICAL HABITAT: None
RECOVERY PLAN: None
RANGE: Iliamna Lake seals live exclusively in the northeastern half of Lake Iliamna, Alaska. Seals are found in high numbers on numerous islands and utilize shallow waters near islands and river and stream outlets for hunting.
THREATS: Climate change, ocean acidification, Pebble Project development, and other large-scale mine development in the Bristol Bay region.
POPULATION TREND: A lack of reliable data makes estimating the seals’ population trend difficult. The total population of seals in the lake is estimated at between 250 and 350 adults.
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