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Belugas Count! 2019

September 21, 2019

Join us for the 2018 Belugas Count! Event September 21, 2019.  

This all-day event aims to bring together citizens to focus on the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale, fostering local pride, awareness, and stewardship. It is a collaboration between a variety of federal and state agencies, local and national organizations, as well as individuals. Any beluga whales counted will be entered into the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Photo-ID Sightings map and the  Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Ecosystem Portal which is used by Cook Inlet beluga managers and researchers to help assess location and abundance information.

The CIBW Photo-ID team will be at the Bird Point Station between 10 am and 2 pm and we will also have a booth at the zoo from 1 pm and 5 pm.  Stop by at either location and say hello.

For more information on the 2019 Belugas Count!  Event click on the button below. 

Sightings: CIBW Photo-ID Project Fall Newsletter 2019

August 26, 2019

Check out the Fall Sightings Newsletter!

Belugas Count 2018!

August 10, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Belugas Count! Event September 15, 2018.  

This all-day event aims to bring together citizens to focus on the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale, fostering local pride, awareness, and stewardship. It is a collaboration between a variety of federal and state agencies, local and national organizations, as well as individuals. Any beluga whales counted will be entered into the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Photo-ID Sightings map and the  Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Ecosystem Portal which is used by Cook Inlet beluga managers and researchers to help assess location and abundance information.

The CIBW Photo-ID team will be at the Bird Point Station between 10 am and 1 pm and we will also have a booth at the zoo from 1 pm and 5 pm.  Stop by at either location and say hello.

For more information on the 2018 Belugas Count!  Event click on the button below. 

Sightings: CIBW Photo-ID Project Newsletter Winter 2017

December 21, 2017

Check out the 2017 Winter Edition of Sightings.

Sightings: CIBW Photo-ID Project Newsletter

August 30, 2017

We are happy to announce that we have launched our first CIBW Photo-ID Project Newsletter!  Check it out!

Belugas Count Day!

June 27, 2017

Save the Date for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Celebration and Citizen Count  on September 9th, 2017.

NOAA releases new population estimate for endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales

June 22, 2017

NOAA Fisheries released today its biennial population estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale. Scientists determined that the population size is between 279 and 386 animals, with a most likely estimate of 328 animals. The estimate is derived from data collected during a June 2016 aerial survey. 

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