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2010 Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Science Conference Presentations

October 10, 2010

Conference presentations about recent Cook Inlet beluga whale research.


  • Trends in Abundance of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales, (Rod Hobbs)
  • Estimated Annual Calving Rate Indices for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales 2005-2009, (Rod Hobbs)
  • Killer Whales in Lower Cook Inlet, (Craig Matkin)
  • Current-use and legacy persistent pollutants in Cook Inlet beluga whales: results from the analysis of banked tissues from the Alaska Marine Mammal Tissue Archival Project (Paul Becker)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in Cook Inlet belugas (John Reynolds)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in sediments and fish of Cook Inlet, Alaska (Dana Wetzel)
  • Chemical exposures for Cook Inlet beluga whales (Usha Vedagiri)
  • Preliminary evaluation of the effects of wastewater discharge on Cook Inlet beluga whales (Brett Jokela)
  • Range contraction in a beluga whale population (Kim Shelden)
  • Probabilistic habitat of the endangered beluga whale in Cook Inlet, Alaska (Rod Hobbs)
  • Hydrodynamic models and satellite remote sensing data help study the beluga whale habitat in Cook Inlet (Tal Ezer)
  • Seasonal distribution of Cook Inlet beluga whales based on passive acoustic monitoring (Bob Small)
  • Photo-identification of Cook Inlet beluga whales (Tamara McGuire)
  • Cook Inlet beluga whale monitoring at Eagle Bay, Fort Richardson, Alaska 2008- 2009 (Chris McKee)
  • Relationship between the Native Village of Tyonek, Alaska and beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska (Steve Braund)
  • Interactions between beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) and boats in Knik Arm, upper Cook Inlet, Alaska: behavior and bioacoustics (Brent Stewart)
  • Cook Inlet beluga whale strandings (Barbara Mahoney)
  • Morbidity and mortality trends in stranded Cook Inlet beluga whales (Kathy Burek)
  • Cook Inlet beluga whale diet from stomach content analysis (Lori Quakenbush)
  • Genetic analysis of historic and prehistoric beluga whale teeth and bones from Cook Inlet: evidence of a bottleneck? (Greg O’Corry-Crowe)
  • Molecular genetic analysis of population structure, dispersal and gene flow of beluga whales in the western Nearctic: new findings on the Cook Inlet population (Greg O’Corry-Crowe)
  • Genetic consequences of population decline in an endangered species: results on MHC diversity in Cook Inlet beluga whales (Greg O’Corry-Crowe)

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