Cetacean Report for 2013

Cetacean Report for 2013 (pdf)

Excerpted Introduction:

"The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s (PIFSC) Cetacean Research Program (CRP) 
conducted surveys for cetaceans in the waters surrounding Guam and the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in an effort to further develop a record of cetacean 
occurrence in the region.2 This was the fourth year conducting cetacean surveys aboard NOAA-
chartered small boats (7.6 – 12.2 m) around the southern Mariana Islands of Guam, Rota, 
Saipan, Tinian, and Aguijan (Figure 1.1). The collected data are being used to reveal the 
occurrence and distribution, stock structure, and movements of cetaceans within the study 

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Posted December 22, 2013