Photo-ID of Beluga Whales in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska Summary of Field Activities and Whales Identified in 2015 and 2016

December 01, 2017

Cook Inlet beluga whale photo-identification catalog and associated surveys from twelve field seasons (2005–2016) provide information on distribution, movement patterns, and life-history characteristics of individually identified Cook Inlet beluga whales.

More information about Alaska’s endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale (CIBW) population (Delphinapterus leucas) is needed to promote its recovery. The CIBW photo-identification catalog and associated surveys from twelve field seasons (2005–2016) provide information about the distribution, movement patterns, and life-history characteristics of individually identified CIBWs. This report summarizes field effort and whales identified in Upper Cook Inlet in 2015 and 2016.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/18/2020

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