Friday, September 17, 2010

{Update} NEFSC 2010 Results Summary

NEFSC OCTOBER 2009 - SEPTEMBER 2010
NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE
AERIAL SURVEY RESULTS

NOAA Fisheries Service
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Woods Hole, MA

Christin Khan, Tim Cole, Peter Duley, Allison Henry, Jennifer Gatzke


• Conducted 51 surveys from Oct 2009 – May 2010
(no surveys June - Sept 2010)
• Surveyed 11,685 nautical miles of trackline
• Observed right whales on 29 surveys
• Sighted 558 right whales (including repeats of individuals)
• Documented maximum aggregation size of 39

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