Kathryn J. Frost
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Publications 5
#1Michael F. Cameron (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 18
#2Kathryn J. Frost (UAF: University of Alaska Fairbanks)H-Index: 3
Last.Peter L. Boveng (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 16
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The first year of life is typically the most critical to a pinniped’s survival, especially for Arctic phocids which are weaned at only a few weeks of age and left to locate and capture prey on their own. Their seasonal movements and habitat selection are therefore important factors in their survival. During a cooperative effort between scientists and subsistence hunters in October 2004, 2005, and 2006, 13 female and 13 male young (i.e., age <2) bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) were tagged wit...
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#1John J. Citta (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 10
#2Lloyd F. Lowry (UAF: University of Alaska Fairbanks)H-Index: 6
Last.Tom GrayH-Index: 2
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Abstract We collated available satellite telemetry data for six species of ice-associated marine mammals in the Pacific Arctic: ringed seals (Pusa hispida; n = 118), bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus, n = 51), spotted seals (Phoca largha, n = 72), Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens, n = 389); bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus, n = 46), and five Arctic and sub-arctic stocks of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas, n = 103). We also included one seasonal resident, eastern North Pacifi...
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#1John J. Citta (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 10
#2Pierre R Richard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)H-Index: 7
Last.Matthew L. Druckenmiller (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 3
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At least five populations (stocks) of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are thought to winter in the Being Sea, including the Bristol Bay, Eastern Bering Sea (Norton Sound), Anadyr, Eastern Chukchi Sea, and Eastern Beaufort Sea (Mackenzie) populations. Belugas from each population have been tagged with satellite-linked transmitters, allowing us to describe their winter (January–March) distribution. The objectives of this paper were to determine: (1) If each population winters in the Bering S...
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#1John J. Citta (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 10
#2Lori T. Quakenbush (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 17
Last.Helen AdermanH-Index: 2
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We describe the annual distribution of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in Bristol Bay, Alaska, using data from 31 satellite-linked transmitters during 2002–2011. Bristol Bay has one of the largest and best studied Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) fisheries in the world, allowing us to link the seasonal distribution of belugas to that of salmon. During salmon migrations, beluga movements were restricted to river entrances. Belugas generally did not relocate to different river entrances or...
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#1Justin A. Crawford (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 2
#2Kathryn J. Frost (UAF: University of Alaska Fairbanks)H-Index: 3
Last.Alex WhitingH-Index: 4
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Habitat partitioning by adult and subadult ringed seals (Phoca hispida) is poorly understood. Conclusions about displacement of subadult seals to suboptimal offshore habitat are largely based on nearshore observations as few satellite tagging studies include data from winter months. In this study, movement patterns of 14 subadult and 11 adult ringed seals were monitored in the Bering and Chukchi seas using satellite-linked telemetry. Seals were captured in Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, during October ...
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