impact of an offshore drilling platform on the fall migration path of bowhead whales

a GIS-based assessment
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Offshore oil industry -- Environmental aspects -- Beaufort Sea, Right whales -- Migration -- Beaufort Sea, Geographic information sy
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Davies, Jeremy Rhys. The Impact of an Offshore Drilling Platform on the Fall Migration Path of Bowhead Whales: a GIS-Based Assessment. Thesis,Western Washington University. 51p. THESIS D THESIS D Dawkins, M.S.

Suffering, demand curves and welfare: a reply to Houston. Anim. Behav. 53, a population of 10 simulated bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus on their annual migration through the Alaskan Beaufort Sea.

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Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Davies JR () The impact of an offshore drilling platform on the fall migration path of bowhead whales: a GIS-based assessment. MS thesis, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Department of the Navy () Final overseas environmen-tal impact statement and environmental impact state-ment for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low.

The annual migration of bowhead whales is governed primarily by changing sea ice cover and by the bowhead's strong preference for ice-edge. In September and Octoberbowhead whales in the East Region of the study area were sighted in shallower water and closer to shore than in previous years of light sea ice cover; in the West Region, bowhead sightings in fall were in shallower water than in previous light ice years, but the distance from shore did not differ (Clarke et.

The information regarding whales migrating past the Camden Bay drill sites in the fall is found on the same page in the Federal Impact of an offshore drilling platform on the fall migration path of bowhead whales book notice noted by AWL in its comment.

That analysis notes that the fall migration would not be completed if a spill were to occur in the fall and that some animals migrate close to shore. Ottawa: Environment Canada, Wild- life Service. 71 pp. Davies, J.R. The Impact of an Offshore Drilling Platform on the Fall Migration Path of Bowhead Whales: A GIS-Based Assessment.

Inc. Responses of Bowhead Whales to an Offshore Drilling Operation in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea, Autumn and Effects. Washington, DC: The. The bill, which has been making its way through D.C.

sincehas deep ties to Alaska Marine Conservation Council’s “Graying of the Fleet” project. Conducted between –the project examined the social, cultural, economic and geographic factors impacting local participation in fisheries in the Bristol Bay and Kodiak Island.

Footnotes. (↵ returns to text). At the time of its sinking and explosion, the Deepwater Horizon rig—a large, semi-submersible floating platform connected to the sea floor by pipeline—was drilling 49 miles off the coast of Nat’l Comm’n on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling.

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The whales repeatedly speed together, building a swell large enough to rock the tiny platform of ice and dunk the seal. When the seal quickly shuffles back onto the safety of its slab, the whales nudge the ice from below, breaking it into smaller bits.

Full text of "Effects of noise of offshore oil and gas operations on marine mammals: an introductory assessment" See other formats. Whale & Dolphin News Reports for There are several different types of strandings, and scientists continue to research the causes of each.

Some researchers point to the whale 'pod' social structure, which relies on one dominant whale. This phenomenon can sometimes result in a group of whales following a disoriented or sick whale onto shore.

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Thu, 05 Jan PM PDT - (Science Daily) - Arctic sea ice loss impacts beluga whale migration The annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be affected.

Thu, 05 Jan PM PDT - (Live Science) - How to Keep Captive Killer Whales Happy. Supplemental Assessment affirms that view and con-cludes that the recommendations of the report remain relevant. The report recommendations are included in Appendix D for reference.

The report recommended further assessment and demonstration to gain acceptance by regula-tors and other stakeholders of key technologies and. > With the help of the specially designed, ice-resistant oil drilling platform Prirazlomnaya, the Russian oil company Gazprom succeeded for the first time in producing oil from Arctic offshore deposits in The platform is still in ­operation today in the Prirazlomnoye oil field south of the island of Novaya Zemlya.

For example, bowhead whales are known to alter their migration routes and deflect around oil and gas drilling platforms in the Beaufort Sea (see Figure ), It has also been observed that bowheads may alter the rate at which they call when exposed to sound levels from oil and gas activity, A search of the ASTIS database for "SU Bowhead Whales or TM Baleines boréales" has found the following records, which are sorted in descending order of year.

Abundance estimation from genetic mark-recapture data when not all sites are sampled: an example with the bowhead whale / Frasier, T.R. Petersen, S.D. Get the latest science news and technology news, read tech reviews and more at ABC News. Several Bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) have been observed near Svalbard.

Archipelago (Norway) where they have been spotted only a few times in the last several. decades. This gives fresh hope about this Endangered species. Bowhead whales are. believed to live to be + years old and are named after their enormous bow-shaped.

: However, it is possible that fin whales undergo migrations into Canadian waters, open-ocean areas, and potentially subtropical or tropical regions (Waring et al.

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Clark () reported a southward migration of whales in the fall from Newfoundland. An endangered monk seal drowned over the weekend after becoming trapped in an unattended fishing net off Oahu's Makua Beach. Another monk seal found partially entangled in the gill net on Sunday dead animal was an adult male between 5 and 10 years old that had been staying around Kaena Point, said David Schofield, a marine mammal response.

Baumgartner, M. and Mate, Bruce R. Summer and fall habitat of north Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) inferred from satellite telemetry. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

v (3) Arctic Biodiversity Assessment Box Arctic Biodiversity Trends selected indicators of change Box International conventions on biodiversity issues and the Arctic The Arctic Biodiversity Trends selected indicators of change report was the first product produced from the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.

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(annual average of 46 bowhead whales and a total of 8 gray whales during –), and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (permitted up to four humpback whales each year). Six bowhead whales were also harvested by Canada (no longer an IWC member) during –File Size: 9MB.

best practices aimed at the protection of the environment and the communities in the Arctic. In light of the Arctic shipping industry’s expected growth, cumulative impact and highly regulated nature, Arctic operators will benefit from the results of this research to.

4/11/ 8/25/ 9/21/ 8/8/ 6/6/ 4/21/ 12/30/ 2/15/ 8/26/ 9/23/During exploration drilling operations, the drilling vessel (hereafter drilling vessel refers to either the Kulluk or Discoverer) will be attended by a minimum of 11 vessels that will be used for ice management, anchor handling/ice management, OSR, refueling, resupply, waste removal, and servicing of the drilling operations (see Table 1.a-2).

There are at least three records of bowhead whales south of 50(– two for the northeastern U.S. during spring and one for waters off Newfoundland at (N, (W on 7 July (OBIS ).

In addition, two bowhead whales stranded on Newfoundland in andbetween 45(to 47(N and 52(to 56(W (Ledwell et al. ).