Accession Number : AD0784714

Title :   The Winter-Spring Distribution of the White Whale in the White Sea (Zimne-Vesennee Raspredelenie Belukhi v Belom More),

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Khuzin,R. Sh.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The author summarizes data in the literature on white whale (beluga) distribution in the White Sea and reports his own observations made in 1957 and 1958. It is concluded that white whales winter in the central basin of the White Sea and in the northern Onezhskiy and Dvinskiy Bays. The wintering areas are restricted by the ice cover and white whales do not enter the White Sea from the outside until after the ice breakup in May. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Whales, *White Sea, Distribution, Winter, Sea ice, Bays, Migration, Seasonal variations, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE