Studies on bowhead whales
demonstrate that traveling whales spend less time near the surface when in the vicinity of seismic operations, while feeding and socializing whales were more tolerant of such activities (Robertson et al.
The authors point out that understanding the effects of shifting sea ice conditions and commercial whaling are important for future management decisions for the bowhead whale
, particularly in light of the disappearance of sea ice due to climate change, maritime tourism, and increased shipping in the Arctic environment.
Or semi-automation, because in the first step, I still manually review it portion of the acoustic data to identify each bowhead whale
tail l bear.
However, after the decline in bowhead whale
hunting, as indicated by lack of bowhead whale
remains in the younger culture layers at winter sites on Clavering Island, walrus and in particular narwhal became more important (Gotfredsen 2010).
Still, despite widespread reverence for these kings of the sea, species' numbers, such as those of the bowhead whale
, are cause for concern in some areas.
Walrus and bowhead whale
populations were being depleted by heavy hunting in the Sound and the caribou were nearly extinct.
The Point Hope dancers performed short solo and duet pieces, dressed in white (for snow) and black (for the bowhead whale
, which forms the base of their economy).
Many whales on the Endangered Species list inhabit these marine ecosystems, including the northern right whale (Balaena glacialis), bowhead whale
(Balaena mysticetus), and humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), as well as one marine reptile, the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).
Commercial whalers almost wiped out the bowhead whale
population in the eastern Arctic, but Inuit learned this week they may soon harvest one of the remaining few.
An oil spill in the Chukchi Sea could devastate the bowhead whale
migration and other animals we have subsisted on for thousands of years.
The lead researcher for the naked mole rat genome analysis was Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, PhD, of the University of Liverpool, who the Life Extension Foundation[R] funded to sequence the genome of the longest-lived mammal, the bowhead whale
, which lives over 200 years.
One of the most amazing sightings this year has been an Arctic bowhead whale
-- one of only about 1,000 residing in the North Atlantic.
: 130yrs One bowhead whale
lived to 130 despite carrying a harpoon point in its neck for 100 years - it helped scientists work out its age.
To take in the migration of narwhals, the rarely seen bowhead whale
, the splendour of polar bears, the sunbathing walruses, and herds of caribou and muskoxen, and to see them all in their natural environment, travel off the beaten track is necessary.
The current arch is from a Bowhead Whale
, killed legally by Inuits in 1996 and donated by Barrow, Alaska.