Accession Number:

ADA169921

Title:

Capture, Transport, and Initial Adaptation of Beluga Whales.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Six beluga whales were collected for use in research and development programs aimed at exploring the capabilities of different species of marine mammals. Experiences with the whales verified the importance of the early initiation of force-feeding procedures, since newly captured belugas are reluctant to feed on their own when transported to a different environment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE