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Abstract

Tidewater glacial fjords support the largest populations of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in Alaska and are a prime destination for tour ships. Chronic disturbance from ships, however subtle, could impact long-term population stability. We examined variation in abundance and distribution...

Author(s)
Jansen, J. K.; Boveng, P. L.; Hoef, J. M. V.; Dahle, S. P.; Bengtson, J. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Marine Mammal Science, 2015, 31, 1, pp 66-89
Abstract

We evaluated the effectiveness of harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)-related vessel regulations in GlacierBay National Park. We observed 100% compliance with area closures intended to minimize disturbance to dependent pups, yet dependent pups were still present in the inlet after the area was opened to...

Author(s)
Young, C.; Gende, S. M.; Harvey, J. T.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2014, 10, 1/2, pp 5-20