Accession Number:

ADA058390

Title:

Radio Tagging Report of Finback and Humpback Whales.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Two finbacks Balaenoptera physalus and three humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae were tagged and tracked in Prince William Sound, Alaska 1 - 30 June 1978 with 27 and 30-MHz radio tags. The implantation of the tag was found to be essentially identical for the two species. The whales returned to apparently normal routines within a short time of tagging. The 1978 radio whale tags remained in place for only two to three weeks, generally protruding more and more with time. There was no evidence of infection. The radio signal provided positive identification of the tagged whales and permitted tracks of the whales movement as well as detailed studies of their behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE