Eastern North Pacific Gray Whale calf counts

Field Season 2013

Figure 1.  The above histogram represents the number of gray whale cow and calf pairs counted each day.  Last updated April 23, 2013 (313 total cow/calf pairs!)

Field Season 2012
Final 2012 count: 330 Cow/Calf pairs!

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Figure 2.  The above histogram represents the number of gray whale cow and calf pairs counted each day.  Last updated April 23, 2013 (46 total pairs so far)


Weekly total counts

Total Cow/calf pairs: 330 (as of May 26, 2012)

Total adults/juvelines: 447

(watches run 0700-1900 Mon-Fri, depending on weather conditions)

 

Week 1: March 26-March 30, 2012

Total adults/juveniles:  250

Total Cow/Calf pairs: 0

Week 2: April 01 -April 06, 2012

Total adults/juveniles:  84

Total Cow/Calf pairs: 0

 Week 3: April 09 -April 13, 2012

Total adults/juveniles:  62

Total Cow/Calf pairs: 5

Week 4: April 16 -April 20, 2012

Total adults/juveniles:  21

Total Cow/Calf pairs: 68 

Week 5: April 23 -April 27, 2012

Total adults/juveniles:  22

Total Cow/Calf pairs: 93

Week 6: April 30 -May 04, 2012

Total adults/juveniles:  3

Total Cow/Calf pairs: 95

Week 7: May 07 - May 11, 2012   

Total adults/juveniles: 5

total cow/calf pairs: 39

Week 8: May 14 - May 18, 2012

Total cow/calf pairs: 36

Week 9:  May 22 - May 26

Total cow/calf pairs: 4

 

 

Field season 2011

Total count:  255 Cow/Calf Pairs

Counts for this season began on March 28, 2011 and were completed on May 27, 2011.  Watches were held during daylight hours and good weather conditions, Monday through Friday:

Total counts for week 9 (5/23/2011 - 5/29/2011):

Cow/calf pairs - 2

total cow calf pairs of season to date - 255

Notes from the field

Total counts for week 8 (5/16/2011 - 5/22/2011):

Cow/calf pairs - 14

total cow calf pairs of season to date - 253

Notes from the field

Total counts for week 7 (5/09/2011 - 5/15/2011):

Cow/calf pairs - 63

Total cow/calf pairs of season to date - 239

Notes from the field

 Total counts for week 6 (5/02/2011 - 5/08/2011):

Adults offshore - 8

Cow/calf pairs - 58

Total cow/calf pairs of season to date - 176

Notes from the field

 Total counts for week 5 (4/25/2011 - 5/1/2011):

Adults offshore - 10

Cow/calf pairs - 71

Total cow/calf pairs of season to date - 118

Notes from the field

 Total counts for week 4 (4/18-2011 - 4/24/2011):

Adults offshore - 9

Cow/calf pairs - 31

Total cow/calf pairs of season to date - 47

Notes from the field

Total counts for week 3 (4/10/2011 - 4/17/2011):

Adutls offshore - 34

Cow/Calf pairs - 14

Total cow/calf pairs of season to date - 16

Notes from the field

Total counts for week 2 (4/02/2011 - 4/9/2011): 

 

Adults offshore - 114

Cow/Calf pairs - 2

Total cow/calf pairs to date - 2

Notes from the field

Total counts for week 1 (3/28/2011 - 4/1/2011):

Adults offshore - 207

Cow/Calf pairs - 0

Total cow/calf pairs to date - 0

Notes from the field: Excellent weather!

 

 

Last modified: 12/24/2014