National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Bowhead Whale Aerial Survey Project (BWASP)

Aimed to provide real-time data on the general progress of the fall migration of bowhead whales and to monitor temporal and spatial trends in the distribution, relative abundance, habitat and behaviors of whales in the study area. Provides real-time data on the general progress of the fall migration of bowhead whales and monitors temporal and spatial trends in the distribution, relative abundance, habitat and behaviors of whales in the Western Beaufort Sea.

Work is continuing as the Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals (ASAMM) project.

Data and Resources

  • View website
    Website :: Project Description

    http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/NMML/cetacean/bwasp/flights_BWASP.php

  • View website
    Website :: Historical Database

    http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/NMML/software/bwasp-comida.php

Status: Complete
Start Date: 1979/08/01
Type: Project
End Date: 2011/01/01
Other Contacts
Primary Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Type
Federal

Other Agencies
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Marine Mammal Laboratory NOAA , National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA

ISO Topics
biota

Geo-keywords
Alaska, Northslope Borough

Source Portal
North Slope Science Catalog ::

Direct Record Link
http://alaska.portal.gina.alaska.edu/catalogs/570-bowhead-whale-aerial-survey-project-bwasp
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