Acoustic detection and satellite-tracking leads to discovery of rare concentration of endangered North Pacific right whales.

  title={Acoustic detection and satellite-tracking leads to discovery of rare concentration of endangered North Pacific right whales.},
  author={Paul R. Wade and Mads Peter Heide-J\orgensen and Kim E. W. Shelden and Jay Barlow and James V. Carretta and John Durban and R. Leduc and Lisa M. Munger and Shannon Rankin and A Whitepaper-Martin Sauter and Charles Stinchcomb},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={2 3},
The North Pacific right whale, Eubalaena japonica, is one of the most endangered species of whale in the world. On 10 August 2004, two right whales were located in the Bering Sea using headings to right whale calls provided by directional sonobuoys. A satellite-monitored radio tag attached to one of these whales functioned for 40 days. Over the 40-day period, this whale moved throughout a large part of the southeast Bering Sea shelf, including areas of the outer-shelf where right whales have… CONTINUE READING
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