[MARMAM] FW: Request for data on whale watching sites

Dr. Carole Carlson science at whalewatch.com
Wed Jan 23 09:38:51 PST 2008


 

 

Dr Carole Carlson

Dir Research and Education

Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown

 

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From: Dr. Carole Carlson [mailto:science at whalewatch.com] 
Sent: 08.01.18 07:58
To: 'marmam-bounces at lists.uvic.ca'
Subject: Request for data on whale watching sites

 

Dear MARMAM Members, 

This spring an IWC-sponsored workshop will be held to develop a large-scale
research design that considers multiple study areas and species in a
comparable fashion. Helpful to this process would be a list of areas, with
associated criteria, where whalewatching occurs, or is likely to develop in
the near future. 

 

For those of you working in such areas, we would like to request that you
review and fill out the questionnaire below (before 1 March) and email it
to:

Carole Carlson: science at whalewatch.com 

 

Or mail to:

Carole Carlson

PO Box 32 

Provincetown MA USA 02657

 

We would greatly appreciate your help in this effort. Thank you, in advance
for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,

Carole Carlson

On behalf of the workshop steering committee

 

AREAS WHERE WHALEWATCHING OCCURS

*	LOCATION:
*	START OF INDUSTRY: year
*	NUMBER OF VESSELS: current
*	VESSEL SIZE: <10m; <20m; <30m; >30
*	NUMBER OF RECREATIONAL VESSELS (i.e. pleasure craft, sport fishing,
jet skis):<25; <50; <100; >100
*	SEASON: months
*	TARGET SPECIES:
*	HABITAT USE: feeding; breeding; migratory; resident
*	RESEARCH ON TARGET SPECIES: species studied
*	DURATION OF RESEARCH: years
*	CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A SANCTUARY OR NON-WHALEWATCHING AREA?: yes; no
*	CLOSE PROXIMITY TO AREA SUITABLE FOR LAND-BASED OBSERVATIONS?: yes;
no
*	REGUALATIONS/GUIDELINES/CODES?; R; G; C
*	IF R, G OR C- APPROACH DISTANCES?: in meters
*	IF REGULATION, IS THERE AN ALLOWANCE FOR EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES?:
yes; no

 

AREAS WITH POTENTIAL FOR WHALEWATCHING DEVELOPMENT

*	LOCATION:
*	OCCURRENCE OF NON-COMMERCIAL WHALEWATCHING?: yes; no
*	LIKELYHOOD OF INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT IN NEXT 5 YEARS: minimal;
moderate; high
*	NUMBER OF RECREATIONAL VESSELS (i.e. pleasure craft, sport fishing,
jet skis):<25; <50; <100; >100
*	POTENTIAL TARGET SPECIES: species
*	HABITAT USE: feeding; breeding; migratory; resident
*	RESEARCH ON TARGET SPECIES?: species studied
*	DURATION OF RESEARCH: years
*	CLOSE PROXIMITY TO AREA SUITABLE FOR LAND-BASED OBSERVATIONS?: yes;
no
*	IF INDUSTRY DEVELOPS, LIKELYHOOD OF NON-WHALEWATCHING AREA (OR
SANCTUARY): minimal; moderate; high

 

 

Dr Carole Carlson

Dir Research and Education

Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown

 

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