Bowhead whale body condition and links to summer sea ice and upwelling in the Beaufort Sea

We examined the response of bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) body condition to summer sea ice conditions and upwelling-favorable winds. We used a long-term dataset collected from whales of the Bering–Chukchi–Beaufort Seas (BCB) stock to estimate various body condition indices (BCI’s) for individual whales that were harvested by Alaskan Eskimos.

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Primary Contact Craig George (
Primary Organization North Slope Borough
Organization Types Local
Geo-keywords Alaska, North Slope
Start Date 1989-01-01
Created February 23, 2016, 01:05 (AKST)
Last Updated September 23, 2021, 16:00 (AKDT)