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Bowhead trackerThe Canadian and Alaskan governments have attached satellite radio transmitters to a sample of bowhead whales, in order to better understand seasonal movements and habitat use of these whales.
This information can be used to help plan for human activities (like shipping) in these sensitive, quiet arctic waters – the bowheads home – and in all decisions regarding the future of arctic marine systems facing rapid climate and economic change.
Bowhead Whale, Bowhead, Greenland Right Whale
Status varies by subpopulation.
Svalbard-Barents Sea: critically endangered
Okhotsk Sea: endangered
Other populations: least concern