Protected Species Studies – All Regions

Protected Species Studies to meet information needs, including the collection of data pertaining to the distribution and interrelationships of species protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act, and the determination of the potential effects of offshore energy activities on these species.

Study Name

Study Number

A Year in the Life of a Bowhead Whale: An Animated Film

AK-08-12-10

Pinniped Movements and Foraging: Walrus Habitat Use in the Potential Drilling Area

AK-09-01

COMIDA: Factors Affecting the Distribution and Relative Abundance of Endangered Whales: Passive Acoustic Detection and Monitoring of Endangered Whales in the Arctic 

AK-09-02a

Demography and Behavior of Polar Bears Summering on Shore in Alaska

AK-09-05b

Distribution and Relative Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Chukchi Sea and the Fall Migration of Bowhead Whales in the Beaufort Sea – Personnel Needs

AK-10-05

Synthesis of Arctic Research (SOAR) Physics to Marine Mammals in the Pacific Arctic

AK-11-05

Distribution and Relative Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Chukchi Sea and the Fall Migration of Bowhead Whales in the Beaufort Sea – Aircraft Needs

AK-11-06

Satellite Tracking of Bowhead Whales: Habitat Use, Passive Acoustic and Environmental Monitoring

AK-12-02

Ice Seal Movements and Foraging: Village-based Satellite Tracking and Acoustic Monitoring of Ringed, Bearded, and Spotted Seals

AK-12-05

Use of the Chukchi Sea by Endangered Baleen and Other Whales (Westward Extension of BOWFEST)

AK-12-07

Abundance Estimates of Ice Associated Seals: Bering Sea Populations that Inhabit the Chukchi Sea during Open-Water Period

AK-12-x10b

Chukchi Acoustic, Oceanography and Zooplankton Study: Hanna Shoal (Extension of CHAOZ)

AK-13-02

Walrus Seasonal Distribution and Habitat Use in the Eastern Chukchi Sea

AK-13-06

Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS) 

AT-10-x11

Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS II) AT-14-03

Pressure Wave and Acoustic Properties Generated by the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures

GM-13-05

Florida Manatee Movement and Habitat Use in the Northern Gulf of Mexico GM-13-07

Support for NOPP Project on Improving Cetacean Electronic Data Loggers 

NT-10-03

Support for JIP Controlled Exposure Experiments with Humpback Whales and Seismic Air Gun Arrays and Testing of Effectiveness of Ramp-Up 

NT-10-08

Development of Software and Hardware to Acoustically Detect Classify, and Locate Marine Mammals  

NT-11-08

Developing BOEM’s Access to Protected Species Occurrence Data for Impact Analyses and Rule-making

NT-14-02

Seabird and Marine Mammal Surveys off the Northern California, Oregon and Washington Coasts

PC-10-05

Data Synthesis and High-resolution Predictive Modeling of Marine Bird Spatial Distributions on the Pacific OCS

PC-15-01

California Current Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey and Use of Data to Produce and Validate Cetacean and Seabird Density Maps PC-16-05