maritima from Kamchatka is similar to that observed in the Commander Islands (Mochalova, 2006).
maritima, which has only a scattered distribution on the eastern coast of Kamchatka and the Commander Islands (Kharkevich, 1985; Mochalova, 2006).
For example, of the 11 Steller sea lion sites known in the Commander Islands over the past 260 years, abundance data for the breeding season for a particular year or even over a decade are only available for 3-5 sites.
The five breeding regions include the Commander Islands, eastern Kamchatka coast, the Kuril Islands, Sakhalin, and the northern Sea of Okhotsk (Fig.
At the same time, Pallas (1789) reported that while wintering on the Commander Islands before traveling farther east, the Cossacks "hunt various marine mammals, particularly Steller sea lions, whose meat is very tasty, and they take the skins of this animal along to the eastern islands.
On the Commander Islands, marine mammals have been monitored by the Kamchatka Branch of TINRO and the Commander Island Fish Protection Inspection, Kamchatrybvod (Marakov and Nesterov, 1958; Muzhchinkin, 1964; Nesterov, 1964; Khromovskikh, 1966; Chelnokov, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1983; Mymrin et al.
In the last two years, after the break up of the Soviet Union, the Commander Islands were left orphaned.
They first visited the Commander Islands two years ago and never left.
Swibold and Corbett will accompany her to raise funds for the Commander Islands.
They were "almost extinct" in the Commander Islands (Stejneger, 1898), but they were common along the East Kamchatka coast (Grebnitsky, 1902).
Pinnipeds of the Commander Islands [Lastonogie Komandorskikh ostrovov].
Counts of Steller sea lions at Kamchatka and the Commander Islands, USSR.