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Synthesis of available information on the Cook Inlet stock of Beluga whales

Synthesis of available information on the Cook Inlet stock of Beluga whales

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center in [Seattle, Wash.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States.,
  • United States.,
  • White whale -- Alaska -- Cook Inlet.,
  • Endangered species -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Fish stock assessment -- Alaska -- Cook Inlet.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCook Inlet stock of Beluga whales.
    Statementedited by Sue Moore ... [et al.].
    SeriesAFSC processed report -- 99-06.
    ContributionsMoore, Sue., Alaska Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 22 p. :
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15565373M


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Synthesis of available information on the Cook Inlet stock of Beluga whales Download PDF EPUB FB2

Resources Synthesis of Available Information on the Cook Inlet Stock of Beluga Whales. Decem AFSC Processed Report Compilation of information from the status review, scientific review, abundance estimate and workshop on Cook Inlet belugas.

SYNTHESIS OF AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON THE COOK INLET STOCK OF BELUGA WHALES. The center of the summer range of beluga whales contracted northeastward into upper Cook Inlet from the s to the s (38km; p = ) and continued into the s (total of 53km; p = Aerial Surveys, Abundance, and Population Trends Abundance and Populations.

The Status of Beluga Whales, Delphinapterus leucas, in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and Surrounding Waters: Part II: Preface, ; Spatio-temporal Changes in Beluga Whale, Delphinapterus leucas, Distribution: Results from Aerial Surveys (), Opportunistic Sightings (), and Satellite Tagging () in Cook.

A review of available information describing habitat associations for beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas), in Cook Inlet to complement population assessment surveys from –Sue E. Moore, Kim E. Shelden, Laura K.

Litzky, Barbara A. Mahoney, and David J. Rugh. Published in Marine Fisheries Review 62(3), On Octo the Cook Inlet beluga whale was put onto the endangered species list. Cook Inlet activities include commercial fishing, oil and gas development, release of treated sewage, noise from aircraft and ships, shipping traffic, and tourism.

However, it is not known what impact these activities had on the beluga whale population. Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions. Resources Recovery Plan for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Decem Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan for the Cook Inlet beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) distinct population segment (DPS) found in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

The Cook Inlet beluga whale has the smallest population of the five Alaska populations. It is geographically separated from the other four populations. It is believed that this population was never large but once consisted of over individuals.

Between andthe population declined by approximately 50% to belugas. The endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale is a NOAA Fisheries Species in the Spotlight. Known as "canaries of the sea" because of the many different sounds they make, these whales are highly social. Subsistence hunting may have contributed to their initial population drop, but this practice was regulated starting inwith the last hunt in Of these, the Cook Inlet beluga whales were found to be the most distinct.

Final Determination under the MMPA. Based on the best available scientific information available as discussed below, NMFS has determined that the Cook Inlet stock of beluga whales is below OSP and is, therefore, depleted. The following report contains detailed information on the movement patterns of beluga whales that were satellite-tagged in and in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

The seasonal movements and dive patterns of three whales CI, CI, and CI wer. Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) commonly occur in Cook Inlet during summer and autumn (May through October). However, little information is available on their distribution during the winter. Ten aerial surveys were conducted in Cook Inlet from 12February through 14 March   Last week the EIA team was in Alaska to gather footage for an upcoming short film about the critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales.

Given the. Cook Inlet Beluga Whale ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Recovery Plan ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) gratefully acknowledges the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Team (CIBRT), led by Dr.

Tamara McGuire, for their work in developing the first draft of this Recovery Plan for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale. The members. Inlet Beluga Whale Conservation Plan (NMFS ), as well as in the KPB Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Research Study guidance documents in their call for proposals.

The intent of those initiatives was to identify potential threats that might be impeding recovery of the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales. Crowe et al. ) also occur in Yakutat Bay; while not included in the Cook Inlet DPS as listed under the ESA, the Yakutat beluga group is considered part of the Cook Inlet stock.

(73 FR22 October ). POPULATION SIZE Aerial surveys for beluga whales in Cook Inlet have been conducted by the National Marine Fisheries.

Species in the Spotlight: Cook Inlet Beluga Whale. There are five populations of beluga whales in Alaska, but only the Cook Inlet population is endangered. This video spotlights the different research projects underway to help recover this species, and how you can help.

Share on Facebook; Tweet this video; Share on LinkedIn; Pin on Pinterest. A team of researchers has been searching for the endangered beluga whales of Cook Inlet.

With an estimated decline of nearly 50 percent over the. Based on this information, 5 stocks of beluga whales are recognized within U. waters: 1) Cook Inlet, 2) Bristol Bay, 3) eastern Bering Sea, 4) eastern Chukchi Sea, and 5) Beaufort Sea.

During spring and summer months, beluga whales in Cook Inlet are typically concentrated near river mouths in the northern Inlet (Rugh et al. Synthesis of available information on the Cook Inlet stock of beluga whales.

NMFS Alaska Fish. Sci. Cent. Proc. Rep. garding the ecology of the animals they hunt. The information gathered from hunters is presented in the sections on “Distribution, Abundance, and Migra­. Using the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Sightings Portal First, read the Disclaimer and User Agreement, and click the button to accept the terms and view the Beluga sightings.

The mapping portal shows sightings summarized in a grid of hexagonal polygons, with red shades for areas with more sightings. in Cook Inlet belugas. ABSTRACT—The isolated population of Cook Inlet beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, is endangered under the U.S.

En-dangered Species Act (ESA). They reside year-round in the Cook Inlet tidal estuary in southcentral Alaska, near Anchorage. Due to their ESA status, information on causes of mortality are important. A dead. Aerial surveys of beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, have been conducted annually in Cook Inlet, Alaska, from to Beluga whales were seen near the coast and within river mouths in all.

summarizes the natural history of the beluga whale, the population information available on the Cook Inlet population of beluga whales and the threats to Cook Inlet beluga whales and their habitat.

Petitioners are seeking listing of beluga whales under the federal Endangered Species Act, and request immediate action by NMFS to regulate beluga.

Five years or sooner if substantial new information becomes available or the number of whales continues to decrease.

Bibliography Angliss, R.P. and K.L. Lodge. Alaska marine mammal stock assessments, NOAA Tech. Mem. NMFS-AFSC, p. Hanson, D.J. and J.D. Hubbard. Distribution of Cook Inlet beluga whales.

But the beluga whales native to Alaska’s Cook Inlet hardly swim “so free” into the open ocean. A genetically distinct population, this region's belugas never stray from the mile waterway. Cook Inlet beluga whale recovery plan Corporate Authors: United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Alaska Regional Office., Protected Resources Division.

Historic Harvest Activities in Cook Inlet. 3 Commercial Harvests in Cook Inlet. 6 CONTEMPORARY USE OF BELUGA IN COOK INLET. 7 Contemporary Hunters of Cook Inlet Beluga.

7 Beluga Hunting Patterns and Methods in Cook Inlet. 10 Estimated Subsistence Takes of Beluga in Cook Inlet. SAVING THE COOK INLET BELUGA WHALE. Like the legendary Moby Dick, the full-grown beluga whale is snowy white.

Yet unlike Herman Melville's mostly fictitious albino sperm whale, which had only Captain Ahab to deal with, the beluga swims in an ocean chock-full of dangers such as pollution, oil drilling and global warming. The main threats Captivity - beluga whales are still being caught and displayed in concrete tanks.

WDC is working to stop this practice, and working to create sanctuaries; open water homes for ex-captive whales. Hunting - beluga whales are hunted off the coast of Greenland, Russia, Canada and the USA.; Pollution - toxic chemicals from plastic, litter and oil spills build up in beluga whales.

The stock of beluga whales in Cook Inlet (CI), Alaska, declined by greater than 50 percent between and resulting in a depleted determination under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) believes that the subsistence harvest of these whales was the principal factor in the decline. Beluga whales inhabit arctic and subarctic waters in the United States, Canada, Greenland, and Russia. They are found in open ocean, continental shelf, coastal, estuary, and river waters.

Within Alaska, there are five different populations of beluga whales: Cook Inlet, Bristol Bay, eastern Bering Sea, eastern Chukchi Sea, and Beaufort Sea. Author information: (1)Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services, The Clearing Drive, Eagle River, AlaskaUSA.

The endangered Cook Inlet (Alaska, USA) stock of beluga whales Delphinapterus leucas declined 47% between andfrom an estimated whales to whales, with a continued decline to approximately in   Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Anadromous Prey Analysis—Janu 2 Apportionment Study, and F-S3, Middle River Habitat Utilization Study.

The Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Anadromous Prey Analysis will focus on compiling and synthesizing life history and use information for eulachon and Cook Inlet beluga whales. There are five populations of beluga whales in Alaska, but only the Cook Inlet population is endangered.

This video spotlights the different research projects underway to. Critical habitat designation was finalized by NMFS on for Cook Inlet beluga whales. The area designated is 7, square kilometers in size and covers Upper Cook Inlet (including Knik and Turnagain Arms), Kachemak Bay, and the nearshore waters along the west coast of Lower Cook Inlet.

your review the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Subsistence Harvest Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS).

This FSEIS is prepared pursuant to NEPA to assess the environmental impacts associated with NOAA's implementation of a management plan to govern the subsistence harvest of Cook Inlet beluga whales.

Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Anadromous Prey Analysis—February 6, 2 Apportionment Study, and F-S3, Middle River Habitat Utilization Study. The Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Anadromous Prey Analysis will focus on compiling and synthesizing life history and use information for eulachon and Cook Inlet beluga whales.

The Cook Inlet stock of beluga whales is designated as depleted under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in October Following the depleted determination in MayNMFS proposed regulations limiting the harvest of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

The Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Photo ID Project welcomes photos from the public, as well as reports of whale sightings. Vessels are advised to stay feet away and aircraft should not circle.Get this from a library!

Aerial surveys of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in Cook Inlet, Alaska, June [Kim E W Shelden; Christy L Sims; Linda Vate Brattström; K T Goetz; Roderick C Hobbs; National Marine Mammal Laboratory (U.S.),] -- The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has conducted aerial surveys of the beluga population in Cook Inlet, Alaska, each June, July, or both.

Beluga whales in the Cook Inlet in Alaska have been listed as an endangered species, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today.

“In spite of protections already in place, Cook Inlet beluga whales are not recovering,” said James Balsiger, acting assistant administrator for NOAA’s Fisheries Service.