Principal Investigator:Stewart, D. Bruce Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will be documenting Inuit traditional knowledge of the distribution, abundance and biology of High Arctic beluga and narwhal. This information will be used to identify research and management needs for local and co-management plans. A questionnaire will be used to interview elders and hunters; the interviewer will be a community resident. Information will be compiled into a repo...
Principal Investigator:Reeves, Randall Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this study is to understand the historical and present-day dynamics of narwhale hunting. In addition, Inuit hunter and government resource managers have a common interest in ensuring that these marine mammals are harvested at sustainable levels and that product markets remain stable. The succuss of this management strategy will be reviewed....
Principal Investigator:Cirone, Claire Licenced Year(s):
To collect tissue samples from Narwhal and Beluga for DNA extraction and cell cultures taken from a hunter kill to obtain a more detailed and completed picture of the DNA complex in Narwhal and Beluga whales....
Principal Investigator:Silverman, Helen Licenced Year(s):
Narwhal study involving behavioural patterns, recoding such things as age, sex, migratory patterns and respiratory patterns. Stomach contents of those narwhals killed by Inuit guides will be collected for future laboratory analysis....