Report of a workshop on arctic marine mammals
A workshop of experienced biologists examined the potential effects of offshore hydrocarbon development and transportation on marine mammals in the Canadian Arctic. Important data gaps and research priorities to address these gaps are presented in this report. The workshop also examined the data needed to effectively manage arctic marine mammals. This analysis and the research needed to begin to establish the required data base are reported.
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aerial surveys ambient noise levels animals Aquatic Sciences arctic marine mammals Baffin Bay Baffin Island bearded seals Beaufort Sea behaviour biological Canada Canadian Arctic concentration areas considered Cumberland Sound Davis Strait Department of Fisheries determine discussion distribution dredging drilling fluids eastern Arctic effects of offshore effects of oil evaluate fast-ice Fisheries and Oceans Foxe Basin given a Priority harp seals harvest statistics heavy metals High Arctic hooded seals Hudson Bay population Hudson Strait hunting loss ice-breaking identified as Priority industrial activities Inuit lations Mackenzie estuary management of arctic marine system narwhal population noise levels northern Hudson Bay numbers NW Hudson Bay offshore hydrocarbon development oil spills on-going participants pÍches potential effects Priority l item Priority l rating Rapports techniques research initiatives research priorities ringed seals session species of marine stock discreteness summer underwater noise West Hudson Bay whales and narwhals white whales workshop concluded workshop on arctic