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NMML Killer Whale Vessel, Kodiak Island, 1993
Dahlheim. M.E. 1994. Abundance and distribution of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Alaska, 1993. Annual report to the MMPA Assessment Program, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, NOAA, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Data from the waters surrounding the Kodiak Island surveyed for killer whales (Orcinus orca) in 1993. more
From 13 July to 24 August, 1993, as part of a larger study, the waters surrounding the Kodiak Island were surveyed for killer whales (Orcinus orca) from the NOAA Glorita using line transect methodology. To provide adequate coverage throughout the area, the study was limited to areas of known killer whale concentrations. The vessel was 44.8 m (147 ft) long and had a bridge height of 8.8 m (29 feet). The objectives of this study were as follows: 1) Develop a photographic identification catalogue of each killer whale encountered, and its pod, to determine pod identity, distribution, and movements relative to annual survey effort, 2) Obtain minimum population estimated of killer whales in the southeastern Bering Sea, central/eastern Aleutian Islands, western Gulf of Alaska (including Prince William Sound), and southeastern Alaska, and 3) Establish baseline data for detecting annual changes in abundance.
Biology > Mammals
Marine, I, North Pacific, Cetacea
I, North Pacific [Marine Regions]
13 July 1993 - 1 August 1993
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-13
Information last updated: 2012-11-14