38 record(s) found with the tag "whale" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Aklavik Elder's Traditional Knowledge, Climate Change and Community Health
Principal Investigator: Archie, Billy
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The goal of this research project is to gather current and traditional knowledge directly from local Elder's/Hunter's that have made observations of the climate changes experienced/observed within the last two decades, and help identify what species have benefited, or what species they think are at risk from climate change. It will validate the elder's and hunter’s knowledge and contribute to com...


Ajurak Bioacoustics Bowhead Whale Research Program
Principal Investigator: McCrimmon, Glen
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: This licence was issued for scientific research application #872. The primary objectives of this research are: 1) to test the feasibility of using bioacoustic technology to collect baseline data on Bowhead whale utilization of the Ajurak EL and a control site(s) in the Canadian Beaufort; 2) to evaluate cost-effectiveness, statistical robustness, and safety benefits of this approach versus addit...


Baffin Bowhead Monitoring Station, Igalirtuuq.
Principal Investigator: Finley, K.J.
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Summary: The study will be conducted from the permanent station on Nipple Hill at Nuvuktiapik. Surveyor instruments will be used to document whale numbers and their feeding behavior in Aqvik and Kater Valleys. The research team will attach as many as four radio tags in order to learn more about the feeding behavior and depth that the whales are feeding at. The team will also photograph the whales and us...


Behavioural and Physiological Studies of Belgua Whales and Narwhal in the High Arctic
Principal Investigator: Smith, Thomas
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: 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....


Abundance and Distribution of Bowhead Whales in Foxe Basin
Principal Investigator: Cosens, Sue
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher will make daily flights from Igloolik to look for bowheads. The researcher will estimate the relative abundance, assess stock status and describe the spring distribution and movements of the bowheads in Foxe Basin. The researcher will also locate a study site where a hydrophone array could be set up to count migrating bowheads in future years....


Traditional Knowledge Study of the Beluga Whale in Belcher Islands
Principal Investigator: Fleming, Brian
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The HTA has appointed a steering committee to coordinate the project to gather and describe community knowledge about the distribution, movement and life history of beluga whales in the Belcher Islands. The committee will work with the other harvesters in the community to facilitate a series of workshops to discuss and examine certain aspects about beluga whales....


Collection of Inuit traditional knowledge of the distribution and biology of High Arctic beluga and narwhal
Principal Investigator: Stewart, D. Bruce
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: 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...


Investigation of the nervous and immune systems in the beluga
Principal Investigator: Romano, Tracy
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: This research will examine the nervous (i.e., brain) and immune systems of beluga by collecting these tissues from harvested animals for laboratory analyses. This study will help to determine how contaminants affect the health of belugas. In addition, the data collected may lead to a better understanding of why whales strand themselves on the shoreline as it has been suggested that beached whale...


Beaufort Sea beluga satellite tagging program
Principal Investigator: Richard, Pierre
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: Beluga whales will be herded into shallow waters with boats and kept there for a short period of time. Whale size and sex will be determined and a small sample of skin will be taken for DNA analysis. Satellite tags will be attached to the dorsal ridge area of ten whales. These tags will allow the researchers to locate the whales' movements and diving patterns over the next several months....


Responses of marine mammals to vessel noise
Principal Investigator: Cosens, Susan
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: In this final year of the study, the researcher will be testing the responses of beluga whales to previously recorded underwater (background) and boat noise. The whales' behaviour to the recorded noises will be measured as a way to determine if belugas alter their behaviour to boat traffic....


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