The objective of this study was to document movements and dive behavior of juvenile California sea lions from A~no Nuevo Island, an important central California haul-out site that also supports a small breeding population (Lowry et al. 2017). These data were opportunistically collected during the El Ni~no event in 2015–2016, which was one of the strongest events on record based on tropical sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies (Jacox et al. 2016). The 2015–2016 El Ni~no event also followed a period of anomalous warming and reduced upwelling along the California coast (Zaba and Rudnick 2016, McClatchie et al. 2016b), allowing for possible insight into the behavior of juvenile sea lions during a prolonged period of oceanographic conditions typically associated with reduced prey availability.
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