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

SeaDiscovery.com
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
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: http://s01.static-shell.com/content/dam/shell/static/usa/downloads/alaska/alaska-marine-mammals.pdf

 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Science

Search for Flight MH370: Update

Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) says that a bathymetric survey of the 60,000km2 search area is well underway, with two vessels, the Australian-contracted

ISS's Innovative Series of New Travel Apps for Cruise Industry

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) the world’s leading maritime services provider, has launched an innovative series of travel apps for the cruise industry in Greece,

Jacksonville Adds PORTS Real-time Data System

Officials from NOAA, the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange, and the Jacksonville Port Authority officially dedicated a new information system today

Arctic Operations

Study: An Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More Than 1,000km

Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometres to the west coast of Alaska,

House Subcommittee Hearing Highlights “Dismal State” of U.S. Icebreaking Capability

At the July 23, 2014, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic” the committee chairman, Rep.

GTT Wins DSME Order for 9 More Icebreaking LNGCs

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), announced

Ocean Observation

Rosneft Starts Up Field Work in the Kara Sea

On July 24 this year, research vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin sailed from Kirkenes (Norway) to the Kara Sea. In the next three months 2D seismic survey, will

Second Typhoon Threatens Taiwan

The Taiwan military was collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding on Tuesday as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines.

Typhoon Slams into Southern China, One Dead

A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday killing one person, as the government ordered an all-out effort to prevent loss of life from a storm that has already

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1022 sec (10 req/sec)