Causes of Live Strandings of Northern Elephant Seals ( Mirounga angustirostris ) and Pacific Harbor Seals ( Phoca vitulina ) Along the Central California Coast , 1992-2001

@inproceedings{Colegrove2005CausesOL,
  title={Causes of Live Strandings of Northern Elephant Seals ( Mirounga angustirostris ) and Pacific Harbor Seals ( Phoca vitulina ) Along the Central California Coast , 1992-2001},
  author={Kathleen M. Colegrove and Denise J. Greig and Frances M. D. Gulland},
  year={2005}
}
Between January 1992 and December 2001 a total of 1,277 northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) and 940 Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) were stranded live along the central California coast. By examining medical records for each of the stranded seals, the primary cause of stranding and the secondary factors contributing to stranding were determined. The majority (88.3%) of animals were young born that year. The most common causes of live strandings for elephant seals included… CONTINUE READING