Synopsis of Workshop on Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Cook Inlet Belugas: 6 November 2008
Alaska SeaLife Center, Cetacean Research Program acoustic workshop report
In 2007, the Alaska SeaLife Center received an earmarked Congressional appropriation to work on Cook Inlet belugas (CIBs), and the decision was made to start a cetacean research program. The main focus of the program was CIB conservation, specifically any research that can lead to a better understanding of CIB biology an life history, as well as new or improved options for CIB management. This workshop was part of that award and the idea was stimulated in part by a 2007 workshop conducted by the Alliance for Coastal Technologies on passive acoustic monitoring sensors.