NMFS survey shows low beluga count
Fisheries Service says Cook Inlet population still not showing signs of recovery despite subsistence hunting quotas since 1999
The latest NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service annual survey of Cook Inlet beluga whales, carried out in early June, has estimated a whale population of 321. This figure is lower than the count of 375 from the 2008 NMFS survey and is likely a disappointment to those hoping to find solid evidence....
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