Forecasting future spatial use of Seal Bay Conservation Park by the endangered Australia sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) in a changing climate

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Description

Seal Bay Conservation Park is the third largest colony of Australian sea lions, a vitally important breeding location and tourist destination.

Park design includes protection areas (PAs) to provide refuges without human presence. There are reports of a generalised movement of breeding animals within the colony, from the Western PAs to the Eastern PAs over two decades. Counts have been undertaken for 30+ years and since 2002 pups are microchipped under the ASL Monitoring Program. Scanning provides further details.

I aim to analyse changes in preferred location, determine underlying drivers and outline impacts on park management.
Short titleSpatial use of the colony at Seal Bay Conservation Park by the Australian sea lion
StatusActive
Effective start/end date20/07/2030/06/21