Bowhead Whale Abundance [George]

This dataset is comprised of data from ice-based visual census studies to estimate the abundance of the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Seas (BCBS) stock of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus). These counts take place off Point Barrow, Alaska, in the spring, as the whales migrate from the Bering to the Beaufort Sea. They were conducted annually from 1978 to 1988 and again in 1993 and 2001. Adverse environmental conditions led to counts inadequate to support abundance estimates in 1979 and 1984. The data provide an estimate of the number of whales that passed within the 4km visual range of the observation perch from which the whales are counted. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1978-04-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2001-06-14T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1978-04-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2001-06-14T23:59:59Z
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Bounding Box North Lat 71.38889
Bounding Box South Lat 71.38889
Bounding Box West Long -156.47917
Bounding Box East Long -156.47917
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Author John C. "Craig" George
David Rugh
Robert Suydam
Judy Zeh
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-02-15T18:52:37
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 255.010
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category geoscientificInformation
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:41:52Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.010
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation John C. "Craig" George, David Rugh, Robert Suydam, Judy Zeh. (2013). Bowhead Whale Abundance [George]. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 May 2024.

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