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National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office

Beluga Whale Research and Reports

Quick Links: Beaufort Sea Bering Sea | Bristol Bay | Chukchi Sea | Cook Inlet | Yakutat Bay

Research on and Status of Five Beluga Stocks

map of 5 Alaska beluga whale stocks
Five Alaska beluga whale stocks. Click for larger version.

Research on Beaufort Sea Belugas


Research on Bering Sea Belugas


Research on Bristol Bay Belugas


Research on Eastern Chukchi Sea Belugas

beluga whales in the Chukchi Sea
Beluga whales in the Chukchi Sea. Photo: Laura Morse, NOAA Fisheries, Permit #782-1719-06

Research on Cook Inlet Belugas

Abundance and Population Trends

Acoustics

Cook Inlet beluga whales
Cook Inlet beluga whales. Photo: NOAA Fisheries, NMML, permit 14245.

Aerial Surveys


Anthropogenic Impacts

Diet

Distribution

Genetics

Habitat

Life History

Other Sightings

Photo-Identification Studies of Cook Inlet Belugas

Posters

Status Reviews

satellite tag on beluga's back
Satellite tag on a Cook Inlet beluga whale

Strandings

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Research on Yakutat Bay Belugas


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