CalCurCEAS 2014


California Current Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey - CalCurCEAS

The 2014 California Current Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (CalCurCEAS) is a marine mammal assessment survey of the U.S. West Coast waters. The primary objectives of the CalCurCEAS are to estimate the abundance and to understand factors that affect the distribution of dolphins and whales that are commonly found off of the west coast. A secondary objective is to characterize the pelagic ecosystem within the study area, through the collection of underway and station-based physical and biological oceanographic sampling, studies of mid-trophic level organisms (using net sampling and acoustic backscatter methods) and research on non-protected apex predators (seabirds). A final objective is to conduct biopsy sampling and photo-identification studies of cetacean species of special interest.

Chief Scientist: Jay Barlow

Cruise Instructions (available in pdf format)

Cruise Reports:

Leg 1: Mid-point Leg 1 Report
Leg 1: End of Leg 1 Report
Leg 2: Mid-point Leg 2 Report
Leg 2: End of Leg 2 Report
Leg 3: Mid-point Leg 3 Report
Leg 3: End of Leg 3  Report
Leg 4: Mid-point Leg 4 Report
Leg 4: End of Leg 4 Report
Leg 5: Mid-point Leg 5 Report
Leg 5: End of Leg 5 Report (final report from sea)

Last modified: 3/9/2016