August 10, 2017: Narwhal research in Greenland
You can follow the very interesting fieldwork of marine mammal researchers from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (Pinngortitaleriffik), who are working on narwhal biology and ecology in East Greenland this summer. The researchers will be doing surveys to count narwhals, putting on satellite tags to look at movements, and Acousonde tags and heart-rate recorders to look at the short-term effects of seismic activity. The team includes researchers who are very active in the NAMMCO Scientific Committee, both as members of the committee, and as experts in working groups such as the NAMMCO-JCNB Joint Working Group. We look forward to seeing the results of this project which will be very helpful in giving scientific advice on the conservation and management of narwhals in East Greenland.