Right Whale Habitat and Migration in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean
Final rept. 1 Jan 1999-30 Sep 2003
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS
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This study successfully used OSU-developed Argos implantable satellite-monitored radio tags to collect location data on large endangered whale species. These data were used determine feeding and migratory movements, and characterize critical habitats. Whales studied included Hawaiian humpback whales, Eastern North Pacific blue whales, North Atlantic right whales, Sea of Cortez fin whales, and Gulf of Mexico sperm whales. Oregon State University leads the field worldwide in tag longevity and reliability the longest-running tags to date are on Gulf of Mexico sperm whales and have transmitted for 20 months so far.
- Biological Oceanography