Biologically Important Areas for Cetaceans

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service


Included here are summaries and maps highlighting areas biologically important to cetacean species (or populations), seasonally and year-round. Data types include feeding, migratory corridors, reproduction, and small and resident populations. This resource was created by compiling the best available information from scientific literature (including books, peer-reviewed articles, and reports), unpublished data (sighting, acoustic, tagging, genetic, photo identification), and expert knowledge.

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