Bowhead Whale Aerial Surveys in the SE Beaufort Sea, 2007-2008

Systematic strip-transect aerial surveys of the SE Beaufort Sea in Canada were flown 22-23 Aug 2007 (7,166 km2 ) and 2-20 Aug 2008 (4,703 km2 ). All twenty-four north-south transect lines were flown in August of both years, providing approximately 10% survey coverage from the Alaska-Canada border east to the Bathurst Peninsula, and from the 5 m isobath seaward approximately 100 km and/or to beyond the shelf break. Primary observers recorded 132 bowhead whales on-transect in 2007 and 136 bowheads on-transect in 2008.

Identifier
Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=1712
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=1712_fgdc
Provenance
Creator Lois Harwood
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Publication Year 2013
Rights Limited
Contact steve.ferguson@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Representation
Language English
Coverage
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (70N-75N,134W-120W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-08-22T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-08-20T11:59:59Z