Summer Records of Bowhead Whales in the Northeastern Chukchi Sea

  • Sue E. Moore
Keywords: Animal distribution, Animal migration, Animal population, Bowhead whales, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea


The collation of 26 summer sighting records over years 1975-77, 1984 and 1987-91 suggest that bowhead whales may occupy the northeastern Chukchi Sea in late summer more regularly than commonly believed.

Key words: bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, Chukchi Sea, outer continental shelf