Pacific right whale. Photo credit: Brenda Rone.
The Southwest and Alaska Fisheries Science Centers are engaged in a search for the rare and critically endangered North Pacific right whale in the Gulf of Alaska. This
is one component of the Collaborative Large Whale Surv
A new method of teasing information from scarce and highly degraded genetic samples is helping NOAA Fisheries and Mexican scientists unravel the genetic heritage of the enigmatic vaquita, the most endangered marine mammal on Earth. Genetic studies are important
The 4 month survey is devoted to the assessment of several large whale species off the U.S. and Canadian west coast between northern California and Kodiak, Alaska. Pacific right whale. Photo credit Brenda Rone. The Collaborative
With breath samples, scientists can analyze whales’ DNA, hormones, and bacteria for things such as family history, stress levels, and health.
Southwest & Northwest Fisheries Science Centers’ Review of Science on Marine Mammals & Turtles, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, 27-31 July.
Vessel Reuben Lasker to assess gray whales and search for highly endangered right whales