Data from: Abundance, survival, and annual rate of change in Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) on a Navy sonar range

K. Alexandra Curtis, Erin A. Falcone, Gregory S. Schorr, Jeffrey E. Moore, David J. Moretti, Jay Barlow & Erin Keene
Bayesian mark-recapture estimates of survival, abundance, and trend are reported for Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) using a Navy training range off southern California. The deep-diving beaked whale family is exceptionally vulnerable to mid-frequency active sonar (MFAS), which has been implicated in mass strandings and altered foraging behavior. Extremely low sighting probabilities impede studies of population-level impacts of MFAS on beaked whales. The San Nicolas Basin hosts a Navy training range subject to frequent MFAS...

Registration Year

  • 2020
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Resource Types

  • Dataset
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Affiliations

  • Southwest Fisheries Science Center
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  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center
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  • Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research
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