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dc.contributor.authorFalcone, Erin A.
dc.contributor.authorSchorr, Gregory S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T17:51:44Z
dc.date.available2014-03-19T17:51:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.issnNPS-OC-14-002CR
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39523
dc.description.abstractThis report summarizes the year 3 results in an ongoing investigation of the distribution, demographics, and behavior of cetaceans in the U.S. Navy's SOCAL operational area. Small vessel surveys, focused primarily on the Southern California Antisubmarine Warfare Range (SOAR), were conducted in several field efforts over the 12-month period beginning in July 2012. All SOAR surveys were conducted in conjunction with visual verification tests of the M3R acoustic monitoring system, and included photo-identification, satellite tagging, and biopsy sampling. Results of photo-ID data collection over 24 survey days in Nov., Jan., and Mar. 2012/2013 on Cuvier's beaked and fin whales in Southern California are summarized. The data suggest that both species have relatively small local populations. 24 satellite tags, 18 providing dive data in addition to location data, were deployed on five cetacean species, including Cuvier's beaked and fin whales. 2 Risso's dolphins and 4 killer whales were also tagged. The killer whales included 3 offshores that moved thousands of kilometers from the study area, providing the first view of habitat use and daily movements from whales in this little known population.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCNO (N45) - N00244-10-1-0050en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonerey, California, Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subjectmarine mammalsen_US
dc.subjectcetaceansen_US
dc.subjectphoto-identificationen_US
dc.subjectsatellite taggingen_US
dc.subjectlocation dataen_US
dc.subjectdiving dataen_US
dc.subjectCuvier's beaked whalesen_US
dc.subjectfin whalesen_US
dc.subjectkiller whalesen_US
dc.subjectSouthern California Bighten_US
dc.subjectSOARen_US
dc.titleDistribution and demographics of marine mammals in SOCAL through photo-indentification, genetics, and satellite telemetry: a summary of surveys conducted 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography


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