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.

Metadata Access
Creator Lois Harwood
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Publication Year 2013
Rights Limited
Language English
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