Ringed Seal Biology

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, marine mammals, tissue sampling, seals, reproduction, feeding behaviour, ringed seal

Principal Investigator: Stewart, Robert E.A. (12)
Licence Number: 10218
Organization: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: E. Hiltz, J. Akpalialuk and L. Akpalialuk

Objective(s): To obtain samples of ringed seals throughout a complete calendar year to gain information on growth, seasonal fattening, reproduction and feeding habits.

Project Description: This study involves the weighing, measuring and sampling of ringed seals which are harvested during normal hunting activities around Pangnirtung. Sampling includes the collection of various tissues and organs. This information will be used to estimate how quickly the ringed seal population replaces harvested animals.