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Point clustering of minke whales in the northeastern Atlantic

Authors
  • Hagen, Gro
  • Schweder, Tore
Type
Book
Journal
Developments in Marine Biology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
4
Pages
27–33
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0163-6995(06)80006-5
ISBN: 978-0-444-82070-9
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

A statistical model for spatial whale distribution in the Northeastern Atlantic is presented. The model, a Neyman-Scott cluster process, is fitted separately for 12 strata, based on data from the Norwegian shipborn survey in 1989. The spatial distribution differs considerably between areas, with respect to both cluster size, intensity of clusters and density of whales within clusters. It seems obvious that information about the clustering is relevant when planning new surveys, and when analyzing survey data.

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