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Satellite Maps of Tagged Alaskan Beluga Stocks

Maps of satellite tagged Eastern Chukchi, Eastern Bering Sea and Bristol Bay beluga whales 1998-2017.

The maps below show tracks for tags reporting from three different tagging efforts: Eastern Chukchi stock, Eastern Bering stock and the Bristol Bay stock. It is interesting to see how the three stocks partition themselves over the winter. Keep in mind that these are not the only stocks wintering in the Bering Sea. There are also beluga whales in the Gulf of Anadyr, and the eastern Beaufort Sea stock (also known as the Mackenzie stock) winters somewhere in the Bering Sea. We have no tags for these stocks at this time. This tagging effort is conducted under ADF&G's Permit #18890.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/30/2022

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