The ORCAWALE 2001 cruise was a line-transect dolphin survey off the coasts of California, Oregon, andWashington, to a distance of approximately 300 miles.  The primary objective of the cruise was to estimate the abundance, and understand the distribution, of dolphins and whales which are commonly found off of the west coast.  The first 5 legs of the cruise were conducted on the NOAA Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN; the final leg was conducted on the NOAA Ship McARTHUR.  The Chief Scientist was Dr. Jay Barlow.  In addition to the mammal survey, there was acoustics work, oceanography and seabird surveys.  The cruise began from San Diego on July 30th, 2001 and returned to San Diego on December 8th of that same year.  

Chief Scientist: Jay Barlow

Last modified: 12/24/2014