Accession Number:

ADA061809

Title:

Worldwide Distribution of Pilot Whales and Killer Whales.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept. 1 Oct 76-30 Sep 77,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes what is known and can reasonably be predicted about the distribution and seasonal movements of two small toothed whales the pilot whale Globicephala spp. and the killer whale Orcinus orca. For both whales the following kinds of information are given 1 A written summary describing distribution by major oceanographic area these summaries include detailed information, derived from the best published reports, on local distribution and seasonal abundance 2 Two world maps, one bearing a summary statement about distribution in each area for which information is available, and the other bearing numerical values indicating the likelihood of occurrence in each 5-degree sector of ocean throughout the world and 3 A bibliography of the sources used to compile the distribution data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE