Habitat-based spatial models of cetacean density in the eastern Pacific Ocean

  title={Habitat-based spatial models of cetacean density in the eastern Pacific Ocean},
  author={K. A. Forney and M. Ferguson and E. Becker and P. Fiedler and J. Redfern and Jay Barlow and Ignacio L. Vilchis and L. Ballance},
  journal={Endangered Species Research},
  • K. A. Forney, M. Ferguson, +5 authors L. Ballance
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Endangered Species Research
  • Many users of the marine environment (e.g. military, seismic researchers, fisheries) conduct activities that can potentially harm cetaceans. In the USA, Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements evaluating potential impacts are required, and these must include information on the expected number of cetaceans in specific areas where activities will occur. Typically, however, such information is only available for broad geographic regions, e.g. the entire West Coast of the… CONTINUE READING
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