In addition, the response of bowhead whales
, Balaena mysticetus, and possibly other cetaceans to these anthropogenic disturbances varies with behavioral activity (Beale and Monaghan, 2004; Ellison et al.
The assumption that Arctic sea ice has separated bowhead whale
populations over the past several thousand years is contradicted by the genetic analysis, which indicates that significant migration between Atlantic and Pacific populations has recently taken place," said Dr.
Filter feeders such as bowhead whales
are also at risk of oral entanglement of plastics in the baleen racks (Lambertsen et al.
Eavesdropping on bowhead whale
calls is a much more effective approach: It does not rely on good weather or adequate light and can continue for weeks to months.
This was supplemented with bearded seal and, during spring, when the fast ice broke up leaving leads and cracks, a contingent of migratory sea mammals: harp seal, narwhal and bowhead whale
(Figure 9d & e).
Walrus, seal, bowhead whale
and polar bear habitats could be disrupted and entire remote communities wiped out if a toxic spill eliminates their means of subsistence living, said the report by the Pew Environment Group.
populations in the Low Arctic, for example, have climbed nearly every year since a 1982 international moratorium on commercial whaling.
His next project, though, is a movie about a Bowhead whale
Such changes, he says, would probably leave polar bears extinct as well as several other species including the bowhead whale
The town is home base to nearly 4600 residents--including the largest population of native Inupiat Eskimo--and wildlife such as polar bears, arctic fox, caribou, moose, snowy owls, seals, and the bowhead whale
the longest-lived mammal--the bowhead whale
, Balaena mysticetus--can live more than 200 years).
Debby Edwardson gives a beautiful account of how the Inupiat people link their survival and spirituality to the bowhead whale