Location: Eastern Chukchi and Western Beaufort Seas
Timing: July - October
Funding: NOAA, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Project: The BOEM – funded Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals (ASAMM) project conducts aerial surveys for marine mammals in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Data from these surveys are used to provide real-time data on marine mammal distribution, relative abundance, habitat use, and behavior.
- Phillip Clapham, Program Manager, Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program