Survey techniques for estimating abundance of cetaceans

A. R. Hiby, P. S. Hammond

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Describes a series of survey techniques, commenting on effective search range, strip and line transects, methods based on measurement of observer behaviour, methods based on survey of cues, shipboard acoustic survey, land-based visual survey, and land-based acoustic survey; discusses data collection and data analysis; outlines how to model perpendicular distance data from line transects; comments on the effects of whale movement; reviews survey design; and reports on cue counting and estimation of surfacing rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-80
Number of pages34
JournalReports of the International Whaling Commission, Special Issue
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989

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