Gray whale photographic identification in 2001: Collaborative research in the Pacific Northwest

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Citation

Calambokidis, J., M. Gosho, P. Gearin, J.D. Darling, W. Megill, M. Heath, D. Goley, and B. Gisborne. 2002. Gray whale photographic identification in 2001: Collaborative research in the Pacific Northwest. Report to the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle, WA.Cascadia Research, 218½ W Fourth Ave., Olympia, WA  98501.  19pp

Introduction

Starting in 1998, there has been a collaborative effort among a number of groups conducting photographic identification of gray whales in the Pacific Northwest (Calambokidis et al. 2000b, In press). This reports summarizes the field effort conducted by Cascadia Research in 2001 for gray whales and the results of comparison of the photographic identifications from this effort as well as that from field work conducted in 2001 by the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), West Coast Whale Research Foundation, 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.

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