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Sea lions or seals at the mouth of the Klamath River in September.

"It is unlikely that sea lion and seal predation is a cause for the decline of coho salmon," according to the National Marine Fishery Service. 

"If these large, warm-blooded animals are not eating salmon at the mouth of the Klamath River, what are they eating?" Klamath Water Users Newsletter

 

 According to The Oregonian, 5/27/03, "The sea lions, in slightly longer than a month, have devoured an estimated 2,700 adult salmon and steelhead trout -- a rate that approaches 1.5 percent of the total run of fish during the sea lions' visits..." (this is rampant at the mouth of the Klamath River, yet the environmentalists and tribes seem to only attribute the fish loss to the  Klamath Project 200 miles away, which uses only 2% of the water.  KBC)      

 

 

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