Title:

Developing novel remote camera approaches to assess and monitor the population status of Australian sea lions

Project Number:

2017-119

Organisation:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA

Principal Investigator:

Mathew Hourston

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$185,000.00

Program(s):

Communities, Environment, Industry, People

Objectives

1. Evaluate the feasibility of using remote cameras as a method for monitoring the status of Australian sea lion colonies

2. Collect sea lion abundance estimates from study colonies over an 18 month period (full breeding cycle) to update understanding of their conservation status

3. Provide continuous time-series of vision and ancillary in-situ data for other ecological or behavioural research into dynamics of WA sea lion colonies