Accession Number : ADA564263


Title :   Distribution, Abundance and Population Structuring of Beaked Wales in the Great Bahama Canyon, Northern Bahamas


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11 Oct 2006-31 May 2012


Corporate Author : BAHAMAS MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION ABACO (BAHAMAS)


Personal Author(s) : Claridge, Diane E ; Durban, John W ; Morin, Phillip ; Ylitalo, Gina ; Herman, David


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a564263.pdf


Report Date : 02 Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : This project is providing key information on the baseline population ecology of beaked whales m the Great Bahama Canyon to better understand and help mitigate the impacts of naval activities within this area High densities of beaked whales were found in the Cul de Sac region of the Andros-AUTEC Operating Areas which has implications for its future management uses. Chemical analyses and photographic mark-recapture findings suggest site fidelity and fine-scale population structuring of beaked whales.


Descriptors :   *POPULATION , *WHALES , BEHAVIOR , DISTRIBUTION , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , NAVAL OPERATIONS , SONAR


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Biological Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE