Gunshot call production by the North Pacific right whale Eubalaena japonica in the southeastern Bering Sea

@article{Crance2017GunshotCP,
  title={Gunshot call production by the North Pacific right whale Eubalaena japonica in the southeastern Bering Sea},
  author={Jessica L. Crance and Catherine L. Berchok and Jennifer L. Keating},
  journal={Endangered Species Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={34},
  pages={251-267}
}
During dedicated surveys for the Critically Endangered eastern stock of North Pacific right whales Eubalaena japonica (NPRW) in the Bering Sea, focal follows (FFs) were combined with passive acoustic monitoring to correlate vocal activity with dive behavior. During FFs, impulsive gunshot calls (hereafter ‘gunshots’), similar to those produced by other right whale populations, were localized to male and female NPRWs. The timing of gunshots correlated strongly with diving behavior observed during… 

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