NOAA public conference on Cook Inlet beluga whale research -April 5

Press Release from NOAA Fisheries:


Julie Speegle
907-586-7032 w.
907-321-7032 c.

NOAA Fisheries to hold public conference on Cook Inlet beluga whale research

What’s the latest on the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale? NOAA Fisheries is bringing together researchers from state and federal agencies, universities, private industry, and non-profit organizations to share information about recent Cook Inlet beluga whale research.

The Cook Inlet beluga whale conference will be held:

April 5, 2014
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Millennium Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska

This conference is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Free parking is available on-site.

Presentation topics include results of recent research on Cook Inlet beluga acoustics, distribution, movement, diet, contaminants, pathogens, strandings, and new databases that will soon be made available to the public. There will also be presentations on relevant studies of Bristol Bay belugas.

A poster session will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. to provide an opportunity for the public to meet and ask questions of conference presenters.

More information on the conference, including a detailed program, is available online at

For more information, contact Mandy Migura at 907-271-1332.