Statistical modeling of baleen and body length at age in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus)
Abstract:We used baleen lengths and age estimates from 175 whales and body lengths and age estimates from 205 whales to test which of several single- and multi-stage growth models best characterized age-specific baleen and body lengths for bowhead whales (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Box 357940, Seattle, WA 98195-7940, USA. 2: University of Washington, Department of Statistics, Box 354322, Seattle, WA 98195-4322, USA. 3: Department of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough, Barrow, AK 99723, USA.
Publication date: 2012-08-11
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