Incident report : North Atlantic right whale mortality event in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 2017 / authors, Pierre-Yves Daoust ... [et al.].: Fs149-10/2017-1E-PDF

“The present incident report provides the details and conclusions of the investigation into the North Atlantic right whale mortality event experienced in 2017 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The report focusses primarily on the necropsy findings which were prepared by lead veterinarians affiliated with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative. These findings were analysed collaboratively amongst the lead veterinarians (authors) and in consultation with other North American veterinarians and researchers. The Marine Animal Response Society and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have provided analyses and contextual information relevant to the interpretation of the key findings presented by the lead veterinarians. Given the desire for producing timely findings which are relevant in addressing the North Atlantic right whale mortality event in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the scope of this report addresses only key relevant information on North Atlantic right whales and human activities which are considered to have played a role in this incident. As such, it is not intended to provide a complete portrait of the North Atlantic right whale population nor of the human activities occurring in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. These findings are meant to provide a basis for the advancement of conservation actions, including decisions in response to this unprecedented mortality event”--Preface, p. iv.

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Department/Agency Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative.
Marine Animal Response Society.
Title Incident report : North Atlantic right whale mortality event in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 2017 / authors, Pierre-Yves Daoust ... [et al.].
Variant title North Atlantic right whale mortality event in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 2017
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Earlier edition Incident report October 5, 2017
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) "December 29 2017 (modified from October 5 2017)".
Includes bibliographical references.
Annex 1.Overview of right whale sightings in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - draft report /Philip K. Hamilton ... [et al.] --Annex 2a.Sighting, incident, and life history information of right whale mortality incidents in Canadian waters in 2017 /Amy Knowlton ... [et al.] --Annex 2b.Sighting, incident and life history information of right whale entanglement incidents in Canadian waters in 2017 /Amy Knowlton ... [et al.] --Annex 3.Newfoundland right whale (NARW) sampling - 28 July to 3 Aug, 2017 /Jack Lawson --Annex 4.DNA profiling and identification of dead North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence /Brad White --Annex 5.Oceanographic trajectory hindcasting of the dead North Atlantic right whales /Joël Chassé --Annex 6. Toxic algae and phycotoxin testing during the right whale mortality event, 2017 /Michael Scarratt ... [et al.] --Annex 7a.Inquiry of entanglement of NARW #4 female Starboard (necropsy #3) /Ron Belliveau --Annex 7b.Entangled right whale EG#4 fishing gear report, catalog #3603 “Starboard” MARS2017-143 /Jen Jakush and Tonya Wimmer --Annex 7c.Entangled right whale #9 fishing gear report, catalog #4504, MARS2017-312 / Tonya Wimmer --Annex 8.Glucocorticoid assay results for fecal samples collected from North Atlantic right whales during the 2017 mortality event /Rosalind Rolland and Katherine Graham --Annex 9.Individual necropsy reports.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2017.
Author / Contributor Daoust, Pierre-Yves, 1951-
Description 256 p. in various pagings : col. charts, ill. (mostly col.), col. maps
Catalogue number
  • Fs149-10/2017-1E-PDF
Edition Modified
Subject terms Endangered species
Whales
Death
Investigations
Nature conservation
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