STUDY AUTHORS: ABR, Inc.
The seasonal distribution and abundance of marine-oriented wildlife (birds and mammals) is presented. The information presented is based on previous literature, boat surveys, fixed-wing aircraft surveys, and helicopter surveys. The chapter addresses seasonal and interannual patterns, taxonomic patterns, and spatial patterns.
- Cook Inlet beluga whales were seen in only one of five years of surveys (3 out of more than 100 surveys) and once incidentally by other observers in 2008.