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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


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

Aerial Surveys

Anthropogenic Impacts





Life History

Other Sightings

Photo-Identification Studies of Cook Inlet Belugas


Status Reviews

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


Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Research on Yakutat Bay Belugas

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