Monitoring Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Distribution and Movements in Turnagain Arm Along the Seward Highway
Final report on Cook Inlet beluga whales along the Seward Highway.
A monitoring program along the Seward Highway was established to document the presence, habitat use, and behavior of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in Turnagain Arm, Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska during May through November 2006. The objective of this monitoring was to provide baseline data on beluga whale use of the project area prior to improvements to the highway planned by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Data collected during the period provided information on beluga whale presence and behavior from mile 75 to mile 90 and from mile 99 to 115 of the Seward Highway.