10,000 to >1,000,000 individuals
Comments: Total population was estimated at 1.75 million in 1976, with nearly 900,000 in the Pribilofs and 256,000 in the Commander Islands. The Pribilof herd totaled about 2.5 million in the late 1950s; total population in 1983 was estimated at about 1.2 million (NMFS, Federal Register, 15 March 1996); in 2002, population estimate was 888,120 (NMFS 2003). San Miguel Island, California, population was about 10,500 in the mid-1990s (Barlow et al., cited by NMFS, Federal Register, 15 March 1996). Nearly 1,400 pups were born at the two San Miguel Island rookeries in 1988 (Reeves et al. 1992) and 2,634 in 1994 (Barlow et al.).
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