Population-specific home ranges and migration timing of Pacific Arctic beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas)

@article{Hauser2014PopulationspecificHR,
  title={Population-specific home ranges and migration timing of Pacific Arctic beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas)},
  author={Donna D. W. Hauser and Kristin L. Laidre and Robert S. Suydam and Pierre Richard},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={37},
  pages={1171-1183}
}
Two populations of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas), the Eastern Beaufort Sea (BS) and Eastern Chukchi Sea (ECS), make extensive seasonal migrations into the Pacific Arctic. However, the extent to which these populations overlap in time and space is not known. We quantified distribution and migration patterns for BS and ECS belugas using daily locations from whales tracked with satellite-linked transmitters. Home ranges and core areas in summer (July and August) and in each month (July… 

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