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Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP)

Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP)

As one component of the Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP), observers conducted visual surveys along transect lines sampled during the AFSC/NOAA walleye pollock stock assessment cruise. Whale sightings included fin (78), humpback (46), minke (7), sei (1), gray (1), sperm (4), killer (35), and Baird's beaked (2) as well as harbor (55) and Dall's (171) porpoise. Data from this project will be combined with oceanographic and prey data to analyze habitat selection, and to investigate if cetacean sighting match predator-prey fields predicted by the FEAST model. The complete poster may be found at ftp://ftp.afsc.noaa.gov/posters/pFriday01 _project-b66-baleen.pdf.

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