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Accession Number ADA598664
Title Population Parameters of Blainville's and Cuvier's Beaked Whales.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 9p
Personal Author N. A. De Soto P. Hammond
Abstract Beaked whales appear to be specifically sensitive to some acoustic sources, which can lead to mass strandings. The lack of knowledge about the population dynamics and reproductive parameters of these animals impedes the assessment of the population effects of stranding mortalities. The goal of this project is to continue a long-term photo-ID study started in the Canary Islands in 2003, in order to obtain a sufficient sample size for demographic modeling. This information will greatly augment the sparse knowledge of beaked whale population biology, facilitating the assessment of possible population effects of human impacts.
Keywords Acoustic sensitivity
Acoustic signals
Blainvilles beaked whales
Canary islands
Computer programs
Cuviers beaked whales
Economic development
El hierro(Canary island)
Human impacts
Mortality rate
National security
Photoid studies
Population size
Quality of life
Science education

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47D - Biological Oceanography
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
63A - Acoustic Detection
91J - Economic Studies
43B - Economic & Community Development
Corporate Author La Laguna Univ. (Spain).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1418
Contract Number N00014-12-1-0626

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