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Baby Beluga in the Shallow Gray Sea – looking for newborn whales with drones in Cook Inlet, Alaska

October 6, 2020

Kim Goetz, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA

Learn about the endangered population of Cook Inlet beluga whales which regularly swim past local Anchorage landmarks such as the Port, Kincaid Park, the airport, and Bird Point in Turnagain Arm. We will talk about how belugas live, see cool photos of them taken from a drone that we use to recognize newborn baby whales, and listen to them buzz and chomp on a fish! This webinar will be recorded and posted here (with English captions) after going live. (Grades 2-8 but all ages will enjoy)

Resources to access at home:

» Studying Endangered Cook Inlet Belugas in Alaska
» Beluga Whale Hexacopter Survey – Science Blog
» Belugas Count! video
» Species in the Spotlight: Cook Inlet Beluga Whale
» Plumbing the Deep: Using Sound Waves to See