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15—16 December 1982
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    Nineteen participants representing government, industry, and the Alaska Eskimo community attended the second interorganization bowhead whale research planning and technical coordination meeting on 15-16 December 1982 in Anchorage, Alaska, and agreed that the highest priority, short-term research (1983) should be to 1) continue the study of recruitment by means of photographic measurements of body lengths of individual whales and increase the effort to identify individual whales from low altitude photography; 2) complete the evaluation of sources of bias in the census and determine precision of the counts made near Barrow, Alaska, since 1978 and continue the census at Barrow with the aim of improving the accuracy of the count and subsequent minimum population estimate(s); 3) obtain greater coverage of seasonal distribution in summer in the Chukchi and Bering Seas to determine whether a significant number of bowheads do not migrate past Barrow in spring, and study the distribution of whales offshore in the central Beaufort Sea pack ice in summer; 4) identify and evaluate possible feeding areas in the Beaufort Sea in summer and autumn;5) conduct a directed seismic boat-whale interaction and behavior study; and 6) initiate a project to develop a review report which synthesizes current knowledge on bowhead whales from published and unpublished reports of organizations funding bowhead research since the mid-1970s.
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