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Catalog Record: Bowhead Whale Feeding Variability in the Western Alaskan Beaufort Sea: Oceanography and Feeding (AK-06-01; AK-10-02)
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Organizations

BOEM
Primary

Funding
OSU
NMML
URI
NSB
WHOI
UW
NMFS
UAF

Bowhead Whale Feeding Variability in the Western Alaskan Beaufort Sea: Oceanography and Feeding (AK-06-01; AK-10-02)

This study will obtain additional information on the importance of the study area to feeding bowhead whales, and a better understanding of potentially predictable factors that correlate with variations in whale behavior. Also this study addresses a conservation recommendation in NMFS’ 2001 Arctic Region Biological Opinion. The recommendation is that BOEM study “the use of the Beaufort Sea by feeding bowheads and assess the importance of this feeding to the health and well being of these animals.” Information from this study will be used for permit approvals for all Beaufort Sea Lease Sales and NEPA analysis and documentation for Beaufort Sea Lease Sales and DPPs. Emphasis will be placed on achieving an understanding of the factors enhancing or limiting the expression of feeding behavior in various locations in the western Alaskan Beaufort Sea.

Complete
2006-01-01
2013-12-31

Data and Resources

  • View report

    Report :: 2009 NOAA Report

    http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Publications/ProcRpt/PR2009-06.pdf

  • View website

    Website :: BOEM Alaska Environmental Stewardship Website

    https://www.boem.gov/Environmental-Stewardship/

Status: Complete
Start Date: 2006/01/01
Type: Report
End Date: 2013/12/31
Primary Contacts
Name: Jeff Denton
Email: jeffrey.denton@boem.gov
Primary Organizations
Type
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Federal

Funding Organization
Type
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Federal

Other Organizations
National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA , National Marine Mammal Laboratory NOAA , North Slope Borough, Ohio State University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Rhode Island, University of Washington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Regions
Alaska, North Slope

Direct Record Link
http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/3645-bowhead-whale-feeding-variability-in-the-wester
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http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/3645-bowhead-whale-feeding-variability-in-the-wester/map