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Humpback Whale Research Project, Bermuda
by Whales Bermuda (Private sector)
Identification of humpback whales in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean during the whales' pelagic migration from their southern breeding/calving grounds in the West Indies to their feeding grounds on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, Eastern Canada, Labrador, Greenland, Iceland and perhaps Norway. With a private catalogue of 1,500 individual fluke IDs this database provides an insight into the health of the North Atlantic humpback whale population.
Progress reports
April/2020
annual fluke IDs numbering on average 140-200
April/2020
aerial footage depicting social behavior
April/2020
underwater footage depicting social behavior
Staff / Technical expertise
I contribute my time and resources (boat, cameras, crew)
Basic information
Time-frame: April 2007 - Ongoing annually
Partners
Sargasso Sea Commission, Atlantic Conservation Partnership, Bermuda Zoological Society
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
all countries bordering the North Atlantic Ocean
Contact information
andrew stevenson, Principal Investigator, spout@logic.bm, 1441 7777688
Pembroke, Bemuda
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