Since 1998, there has been a collaborative effort among a number of research groups conducting photographic identification of gray whales in the Pacific Northwest (Calambokidis et al. 2000, 2002a, 2002b). This reports summarizes field effort conducted by Cascadia Research in 2002 for gray whales and the results of the photographic comparison from this effort as well as that from field work conducted by the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), University of Victoria, West Coast Whale Research Foundation, the Marine Mammal Education and Research Program (MMERP) at Humboldt State University, Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation, and the operator of the Juan de Fuca Express (a coastal ferry service). The field effort reported and these comparisons were conducted under contract to NMML.
Calambokidis, J., R. Lumper, M. Gosho, P. Gearin, J.D. Darling, W. Megill, , D. Goley, B. Gisborne, and B. Kopach. 2003. Gray whale photographic identification in 2002: Collaborative research in the Pacific Northwest. Report to the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle, WA. Cascadia Research, 218½ W Fourth Ave., Olympia, WA 98501. 19ppDownload PDF
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