Predicting Cetacean(Dolhpin & Whale) density

Predicting Cetacean(Dolhpin & Whale) density

Project Animal(s) : Dolhpin, Whale
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : North America
Project Type : Research
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Project is timebound? : No

Cetaceans(Dolhpin & Whale) are protected worldwide but vulnerable to incidental harm from an expanding array of human activities at sea. Managing potential hazards to these highly-mobile populations increasingly requires a detailed understanding of their seasonal distributions and habitats. Pursuant to the urgent need for this knowledge in U.S. waters of the western North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, we integrated aerial and shipboard cetacean surveys conducted by five scientific organizations over 23 years and linked them to environmental data relating to cetacean habitat, such as sea surface temperature and chlorophyll concentration, obtained from satellite remote sensing and ocean models.

Project Agency : Marine geospatial ecology laboratory / Duke university

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In Collaboration With: Northeast Fisheries Science Center / Noaa Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center / Noaa Fisheries, Department Of Biology And Marine Biology / Unc Wilmington, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.