Melinda Fowler from San Nicolas Island, CA -- Being a field researcher can be incredibly challenging. We are still here on San Nicolas Island, attempting to catch the 10 sea lions we deployed satellite tags on back in November. So far, its been a great success - we've caught 6 of the 10 with a week left to go! Still, at times it can be frustrating.
Sara Maxwell at UCSC Long Marine Lab, CA -- Back to San Nicolas Island where Melinda Fowler and her crew are still working hard to catch the sea lions that were satellite tagged last November. In the last blog, I told you how to find your sea lion.
So once you've found the sea lion you are looking for, how do you actually catch it?
Sara Maxwell at UC Santa Cruz Long Marine Lab, CA--I've just arrived back from a week as part of the first field crew on San Nicolas Island where we were attempting to recapture sea lions satellite tagged back in November. So how do you catch a sea lion? Not unlike how you tag an elephant seal - very carefully!