Relationship Between the Native Village of Tyonek, Alaska and Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska

June 01, 2011

The relationship between the residents of Tyonek, Alaska, and beluga whales in Cook Inlet.

This report is based on research conducted by Stephen R. Braund & Associates and Henry Huntington of Huntington Consulting. The purpose of the study is to document the relationship between the residents of Tyonek, Alaska, and beluga (Delphinapterus Leucas) whales in Cook Inlet. The study team conducted a literature review in addition to fieldwork in the community of Tyonek, during which researchers interviewed 28 residents who provided their knowledge and views about current and past beluga hunting and associated activities.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 09/26/2018

Cook Inlet Beluga Whale