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Accession Number PB2012-114717
Title Fin Whale Acoustics as a Tool to Assess Stock Structure in the North Pacific.
Publication Date Nov 2011
Media Count 28p
Personal Author B. Jones E. Archer S. Rankin
Abstract Understanding stock structure is a key component to effective wildlife management (Wiens 1989, Shea et al. 1998). When the spatial distribution of a species during the breeding season is split into a number of independently breeding subpopulations, each referred to as a population stock (Wiens 1989), unique conservation measures must be applied in order to minimize extirpations and genetic loss. In order to accurately predict the population dynamics and response to environmental and anthropogenic changes, resource managers must understand the location and size of these stocks.
Keywords Breeding
Population dynamics
Spatial distribution
Species diversity
Underwater acoustics
Wildlife management

Source Agency National Marine Fisheries Service
NTIS Subject Category 47D - Biological Oceanography
57H - Ecology
63A - Acoustic Detection
Corporate Author National Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, MD. Office of Protected Resources.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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