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  1. Chilvers and McKenzie (2010) refer to survival estimates and Chilvers (2012a) refers to mortality estimates. To prevent confusion in terminology the Chilvers and McKenzie (2010) estimates will be expressed in mortality rather than survival estimates.


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B. Louise Chilvers has researched New Zealand sea lions for the last 12 years either through a post-doctorial fellowship with the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology of New Zealand or the Department of Conservation, New Zealand.

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This is a reply to the comment of Breen et al. (2012) Comment on sea lion population viability analysis. Polar Biol. doi:10.1007/s00300-012-1218-z.

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Chilvers, B.L. Mortality rates clarified: reply to Breen et al. (2012). Polar Biol 35, 1619–1620 (2012).

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