Distribution Patterns of Sperm Whales and Oceanic Dolphins from Vessel Surveys Conducted Before and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

June 09, 2020

Evaluating sightings and acoustic detection rates of oceanic dolphins and sperm whales before and after the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill.

The goal of this study was to evaluate for a potential geographic shift in the sighting and acoustic detection rates of oceanic dolphins and sperm whales across six surveys in the Gulf (2003 through 2018), combined as before and after the DWH Oil Spill. The information here was presented in the form of a poster presentation.

Last updated by Southeast Fisheries Science Center on 06/09/2020