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Gulf of Maine whale sighting network, 1976

Steven K. Katona

Gulf of Maine whale sighting network, 1976

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Published by U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, reproduced by NTIS in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marine mammals -- Maine, Gulf of.,
  • Whales -- Maine, Gulf of.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSteven K. Katona ; prepared for U.S. Marine Mammal Commission.
    SeriesReport / Marine Mammal Commission -- no. MMC-76/24., Report (United States. Marine Mammal Commission) -- MMC-76/24.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14238283M


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Gulf of Maine whale sighting network, 1976 by Steven K. Katona Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is supporting efforts to identify and catalog new whales in the Western Gulf of Maine.

We are particularly interested in the familial relationship between mothers and calves and length of stay in thefeeding grounds. ACTUAL SIZE: AVEKA6ES fcm (27 in.) ATLANTIC cod 73 This material may be copied without permission.

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Google Scholar Katona, S. K.,Whales in the Gulf of Maine: Report of the Gulf of Maine Whale Sighting Network, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine45 pp. Google Scholar Katona, S. K., Richardson, D. T., and Hazard, R.,A Field Guide to the Whales and Seals of the Gulf of Maine, 2nd ed., Cited by: Whale Emergency Network wheelhouse card Includes large whale identification illustrations, instructions for reporting an entangled or dead whale, and contact information for the Whale Emergency Network and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Contact the Whale Emergency Network at from Canada or at () from the US. After sighting of rare right whale, boaters are alerted to stay away 'It was a pretty amazing opportunity,' says a witness who photographed the right whale.

Go on a Bar Harbor Whale Watch adventure into the Gulf of Maine. See whales, seabirds, lighthouses and other marine life. Humpback Whale (Size: Up to 55 feet in length). Features: Mostly black with long white flippers, bumps on head and distinctive, variably sized dorsal y lifts the tail when diving.

Distinctive black and white pattern underneath. Range: During spring, summer and fall these whales are found most often around the sloping sides of the banks and ledges of the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank.

The Gulf of Maine (French: Golfe du Maine) is a large gulf of the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of North is bounded by Cape Cod at the eastern tip of Massachusetts in the southwest and by Cape Sable Island at the southern tip of Nova Scotia in the northeast.

The gulf includes the entire coastlines of the U.S. states of New Hampshire and Maine, as well as Massachusetts north of River sources: Saint John River, Penobscot River.

For reasons not fully understood, North Atlantic right whale migration patterns seem to be changing, with fewer being observed in the Gulf of Maine.

The right whales migrate from waters off Florida, where they winter, to the waters off Maine and Maritime Canada where they feed in summer, but they may be bypassing the Gulf of Maine in favor of. A Field Guide to the Whales, Porpoises and Seals of the Gulf of Maine and Eastern Canada: Cape Cod to Newfoundland Paperback – January 1, by Richardson Katone, Rougjh (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings.

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Cited by: Shipping lanes shifted to protect whales. Visionaries in the Gulf of Maine. Ocean Tracking Network to shed light on undersea life. Ambassador for his species: If a whale could speak.

On the trail of invasive species. In the News - Outside the Gulf. Where to Find the Best Whale Watching in Maine Whale watching is one of the most exciting things to do in Maine, and tours are available all along the coast.

Whale watching season in Maine runs from May to October, allowing you plenty of time to take a tour. Killer whales inhabit all of the world’s oceans, but they are rarely seen in the waters off Maine.

The toothed whales eat fish and other marine mammals, and can grow to 19 to 22 feet long and. She does not expect orca sightings will become a common occurrence, although they were seen with some regularity a few decades ago when there was more tuna in the Gulf of Maine.

Whale-watching excursions from the village of Bar Harbor, Maine, offer opportunity to see humpback, fin, minke and right whales frolic, breach and blow in their natural habitat.

From April to. One important humpback whale named “Salt” has been seen in the southwest Gulf of Maine every year since the mids, and many others have similarly long sighting histories.

Our longitudinal studies have provided insight into a wide range of topics, such as vital rates, habitat use, contaminant loads, and entanglement in fishing gear. Each whale in these sightings had a large, falcate dorsal fin similar to that of Bryde's or sei whales, but when observers clearly saw the dorsal surface of the rostrum of at least one whale in a.

Research the migration patterns of whales which visit both the Gulf of Maine and the Caribbean. Discuss why whales migrate such long distances.

Read aloud or have students read a book on humpback whales or whale watching. The bibliography section of this book suggests several books geared to various age levels. Whale watching in Maine is more than a spectator sport; it’s a connection with nature.

The world’s largest living creatures can be found feeding and frolicking just 20 miles off the Maine coast. The best time for Maine whale watching begins in mid-April when hungry whales arrive to feast in local waters rich in sand eels, copepods, plankton, and fish. Right whale sightings were uncommon in the Gulf of St.

Lawrence beforesaid Catherine Brennan, of the Ocean and Ecosystem Sciences Division of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Weinrich, M.T. (ed), Humpback whales of the southern Gulf of Maine: Recent findings on habitat use, social behavior, and feeding patterns, Special Report of the casino Poland Whale Center of New England of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Museum, Incl, #2, Available from Whale Center of New England, P.O.

BoxGloucester, MA 42 pp, Whale Sightings at the Department of Marine Resources. By Laura Ludwig. As part of the Maine Large Whale Take Reduction Plan during the summer ofthe Department of Marine Resources (DMR) launched a Whale Sightings internet map site to track sightings of all species of whales in Maine waters.

Reports of whale sightings by aerial survey platforms, whale watch vessels, and fishing. Fewer right whales seen, counted in Gulf of Maine. Researchers say changing ocean conditions could be causing them to move, which could have critical effects on Maine's fisheries. whales, 9 (%) matched to the Gulf of Maine, 4 (%) to Newfoundland and 1 (%) to the Gulf of St Lawrence.

Of 19 dead humpbacks, 6 (%) were known Gulf of Maine whales. Although the population composition of the mid-Atlantic is apparently dominated by Gulf of Maine whales, lack of recent photographic.

Bonus sightings in this whale-rich area. Chelsi explains the boat doesn’t use sonar equipment to locate the whales. Its crew relies on word of mouth from other mariners, their experience, and.

Whale watching in Maine is a must for many visitors, and a whale sighting could amaze even the most stubborn teenager. Whales love using Maine’s waters as a summer playground, and some wonderful whale watching cruises in southern Maine. Maine, like all of New England’s coastal regions, has a long reputation as a fantastic fishery.

Studies of different humpback whale populations around the world indicate that the proportion of whales bearing signs of fisheries entanglement can range from 25% in Iceland 2, to 65% in the Gulf of Maine 2, and as high as 70% off the coast of Alaska 3.

These statistics only represent the whales that survive their entanglements. A large number of North Atlantic right whales have been seen in the Gulf of Maine in recent days, leading right whale researchers at NOAA's.

KENNEBUNK — Ladder, a foot inflatable whale modeled after a real fin whale in the Gulf of Maine who has been studied sinceis the special guest for. organization which coordinates the Gulf of Maine Whale Sighting Network, sponsors. the Mount Desert Rock Whale Watch, and cooperates in studies to monitor the migratory patterns of Humpback whales.

Another important function of this group has been to autopsy marine mammals which are found stranded along the coast. The. The most famous and photographed humpback whale, Salt, is an adult female that has been observed feeding in the Gulf of Maine each year since By documenting her presence offshore, recording the behaviors she exhibits, and noting which years she produces an offspring, researchers are now learning about the biology and life history of this.

Study says new forms of right whale protections needed. EAST BOOTHBAY, MAINE — Overheated waters pouring into the Gulf of Maine from deep ocean reserves along the Author: Mary Ann Bragg. Before the year is out, the Dolphin III will have ta people out in search of whales, and similar scenes will have been repeated from Atlantic City north into the Gulf of Maine as whale.

Allied Whale, a year-old marine mammal laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, is on a mission to monitor and protect the world's great whales. At any given time, researchers at Allied Whale — a marine mammal laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine — are likely to be away from their small offices and instead somewhere in the Southern Ocean.

The sei whale (/ ˈ s eɪ / or / ˈ s aɪ /) (Balaenoptera borealis) is a baleen whale, the third-largest rorqual after the blue whale and the fin whale. It inhabits most oceans and adjoining seas, and prefers deep offshore waters.

It avoids polar and tropical waters and semienclosed bodies of water. The sei whale migrates annually from cool, subpolar waters in summer to temperate, subtropical Class: Mammalia. Sheet1 Student Name,Project Title,Degree,Date,Notes Mitra, Chandreyee,Effects of Distance of Nest From Colony Edge / Effects of Spatial and Temporal Factors on Nesting,Bachelor of Arts,2 different projects Meyerheim, Michael,A Look at Photosynthesis: A Comprehensive Film and Computer Progra.

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s right whale aerial survey team was busy documenting whales off Cape Cod and in the Gulf of Maine during the spring. Once the season started to change and sightings got sparse in U.S. waters, the team packed up and headed to Canada, where they helped with whale survey efforts for a second year from June 1 through Aug.

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen is one of the larger rorqual species, with adults ranging in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft) and weighing around 25–30 metric tons (28–33 short tons). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head.

It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making Class: Mammalia. Recently, Salt broke the record for the longest known association between humpback whales. In the summer ofSalt and Cardhu (an adult female) were seen together from June to November.

This record was previously held by Salt and Pepper (another adult female) in These extremely long lasting relationships, also known as associations. The Gulf of Maine and some of its beaches, ever popular with tourists, have recorded a high number of sightings of a big jellyfish that has the ability to sting swimmers and occasionally does.

It's December, and one of the coast's favorite winter visitors is back. The first North Atlantic right whale of the calving season has been spotted several times in the waters off St.

Two more critically endangered North Atlantic right whales have been found dead this week in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, making a total of four in the Gulf in the last three .