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Tracking narwhals – July 2012

Well, after 10 months, the final narwhal radio has either fallen off or is malfunctioning! Not at all bad though, and the adult female still transmitting position signals into mid June was right up there as one of the longest datasets yet for telemetry/radio-tracking of this species!

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Tracking narwhals – Spring 2012

Visit the WWF narwhal tracker May 2012 As of May 13th, sea-ice in the Baffin Bay system is changing rapidly now, with already large areas of open water at the northern end (an area commonly referred to as the Northwater Polynya, where due to factors such as water circulation, wind and upwellings extensive areas of […]

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Tracking narwhals – Winter 2012

Visit the WWF narwhal tracker February 2012 These 4 narwhals are not moving much now. We are approaching March, which in most parts of the Arctic is the month of maximum sea-ice cover. These narwhal are in the area thought to be most regularly used in winter by this species, between SE Baffin Island and […]

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Tracking narwhals – Fall 2011

Visit the WWF narwhal tracker November 2011 It’s great to see that all of the 7 custom designed narwhal satellite radio tags are performing well. This brings us weekly updated information about key areas used in Baffin Bay and northern Davis Strait. With Canadian Arctic temperatures having plummeted to 20-30C below zero this past week, […]

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