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Megan C. Ferguson
National Marine Fisheries Service
6Publications
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#1Megan C. Ferguson (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 4
#2R.P. Angliss (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 1
Last.Janet T. Clarke (Leidos)H-Index: 9
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Manned aerial surveys have been used successfully for decades to collect data to infer cetacean distribution, density (number of whales/km2), and abundance. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have potential to augment or replace some manned aerial surveys for cetaceans. We conducted a three-way comparison among visual observations made by marine mammal observers aboard a Turbo Commander aircraft; imagery autonomously collected by a Nikon D810 camera system mounted to a belly port on the Turbo Comma...
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#1Robyn P. Angliss (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 1
#2Megan C. Ferguson (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 4
Last.Todd SformoH-Index: 12
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Manned aerial surveys are routinely used to assess cetacean distribution and density, often over large geographic areas. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been identified as a technology that co...
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#1Amelia A. Brower (Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean)H-Index: 5
#2Megan C. Ferguson (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 4
Last.Janet T. Clarke (Leidos)H-Index: 9
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Abstract The shallow continental shelf waters of the Bering and Chukchi seas are the northernmost foraging grounds of North Pacific gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus). Benthic amphipods are considered the primary prey of gray whales in these waters, although no comprehensive quantitative analysis has been performed to support this assumption. Gray whale relative abundance, distribution, and behavior in the northeastern Chukchi Sea (69°–72°N, 155–169°W) were documented during aerial surveys in J...
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#1Matthew L. Druckenmiller (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 3
#2John J. Citta (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 10
Last.Lori T. Quakenbush (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 17
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Abstract The range of the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) population of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) extends across the seasonally ice-covered waters of the Pacific Arctic region. The majority of whales summer in the eastern Beaufort Sea and winter in the Bering Sea, migrating across the Chukchi Sea in fall and spring. As arctic sea-ice extent rapidly diminishes, the increasing length and variability of the open water season is changing bowhead habitat substantially, with many areas now reg...
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#1Kathy J. Kuletz (FWS: United States Fish and Wildlife Service)H-Index: 13
#2Megan C. Ferguson (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 4
Last.Tawna C. MorganH-Index: 3
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Abstract The Chukchi and Beaufort seas are undergoing rapid climate change and increased human activity. Conservation efforts for upper trophic level predators such as seabirds and marine mammals require information on species’ distributions and identification of important marine areas. Here we describe broad-scale distributions of seabirds and marine mammals. We examined spatial patterns of relative abundance of seabirds and marine mammals in the eastern Chukchi and western Beaufort seas during...
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#1Cynthia L. Christman (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 4
#2John J. Citta (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 10
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The Western Arctic bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is highly adapted to sea ice and annually migrates through the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. While the overall distribution and seasonal movements of bowhead whales are mostly understood, information about their distribution in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea in early to mid-summer has not been well documented. In July 2011, we conducted an exploratory flight in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea, north of Camden Bay (71°N 144°W), near the location of a...
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