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Distribution of Belugas in Cook Inlet, Alaska During June and July 1993–2000

January 11, 2000

This paper seeks to describe distributional information on belugas during the optimal survey period, to compare recent distributional data to data collected in previous surveys, and to provide group size estimates for calculations of stock size.

Aerial surveys of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) in Cook Inlet were flown each year during June and/or July from 1993 to 2000.


David J. Rugh, Kim E. W. Shelden, and Barbara A. Mahoney. Published in Marine Fisheries Review 62(3), 2000.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/06/2019

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