Marine Link
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Shell's 'Science of the Arctic Series' Vol lll Published

July 3, 2013

Marine Mammal Observation: Photo credit Shell

Marine Mammal Observation: Photo credit Shell

In this third volume of the series, Science of the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, Shell provide a brief history of the scientific study of marine mammals in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

The publication also describes the common marine mammal species of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The descriptions presented and the studies cited are not intended to be comprehensive but rather to provide a few examples of significant work that stimulated our current thinking about aspects of these animals’ life histories, behaviors, and adaptations to the Arctic environment.

These sections are followed by a description of subsistence hunting for marine mammals carried out in the villages along the coasts of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Lastly, Shell present some of the current techniques being used in ecological research on marine mammals in these waters and present brief descriptions of some of the current studies using these techniques. Shell also highlight some of the recent findings of these studies that are important to our ecological understanding of these animals and their interactions with people and the environment.

The majority of this volume has been prepared with the assistance of Dale Funk and Craig Reiser at LGL Alaska Research Associates Inc. Significant material input was also provided by Shell scientists Michael Macrander and Erling Westlien.

To access Volume lll in .PDF visit:


Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Oct 2016 - Marine Design Annual

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News