Behavioural and Physiological Studies of Belgua Whales and Narwhal in the High Arctic

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: beluga whale, marine biology, whale, animal behaviour, dive depth, dive duration

Principal Investigator: Smith, Thomas (2)
Licence Number: 12694
Organization: McGill University, DFO
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: R. Andrews, Dr. D. St. Aubin

Objective(s): To relay position, dive duration and depth and heart rates of belugas; and to describe the population size and behaviour of belugas.

Project Description: This is an ongoing study since 1973 and has described the population size and behaviour of belugas. UHF tagged animals have outlined the migratory routes and seasonal movements of the whales. The researcher is now using newly designed tags which are linked by satellite to relay position, dive duration and depth and heart rate of the whales.