Harbor Porpoise Vessel Surveys in Southeast Alaska

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Location: Southeast Alaska inside waters

Timing: August - September

Funding: NOAA

Project: Sighting data, biopsy samples and environmental DNA samples from harbor porpoise will be collected
during a ship survey in inside waters of Southeast Alaska to better understand population structure of harbor
porpoises. Determining stock structure is important to interpret existing and future estimates of abundance and
to better assess the potential impacts of commercial fisheries on Southeast Alaska harbor porpoises.


  • Phillip Clapham, Program Manager, Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program

Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on May 15, 2018