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Sampling of biopsies from bowhead whales in Disko Bay

General

Project start
15.02.2018
Project end
01.06.2020
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine Research
Project topic
Biology
Marine mammals

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Disko Bay
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 69.2437661, -53.5413188

Fieldwork start
15.02.2018
Fieldwork end
01.06.2020

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

In order to monitor the population development of bowhead whales in West Greenland biopsy samples will be collected in Disko Bay to allow for mark-recapture abundance estimation based on genetics.

Publications related to project
  • Rekdal, S.L., Hansen, R.G., Borchers, D., Bachmann, L., Laidre, K.L., Wiig, Ø., Nielsen, N.H., Fossette, S., Tervo, O. and M. P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2014. Trends in bowhead whales in West Greenland; Aerial surveys vs. genetic capture-recapture. Marine Mammal Science 31(1): 133-154. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12150
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