Principal Investigator:Smith, Thomas Licenced Year(s):
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....
Principal Investigator:Kelly, Brendan P. Licenced Year(s):
This project is investigating the social organization, diving behaviour, and foraging patterns of ringed seals under the shore-fast ice. Trained dogs will locate the breathing holes and lairs of seals located beneath the snow. Sonic transmitters will be attached to the seals and monitored by way of 4 hydrophones lowered through the ice. The 3-dimensional locations of seals will be calculated, d...
Principal Investigator:Finley, Kerry J. Licenced Year(s):19941993
The researcher and his team will determine numbers, distribution and local movements of bowheads and provide detailed data on the activity budgets and surface-dive parameters of bowheads to correlate with patterns of habitat use. As well, they will document the feeding patterns of bowheads, and are proposing to use satellite telemetry to study the larger scale movements of bowheads in Baffin Bay....
Principal Investigator:Mate, Bruce R. Licenced Year(s):
The Researchers will once again attempt to tag 12 bowhead whales. They will study how the whales move about during the feeding season and where and when they migrate west out of the Beaufort Sea. They will determine whether the migratory routes or timing vary between different kinds of animals and will determine the dive habits of the tagged animals....