In Search of Narwhals
The status of narwhals of Svalbard and the Northwest Russian Arctic is unknown through most of the range (Vacquié-Garcia et al., 2017). Lack of data has elevated concerns related to the narwhal’s abundance, especially due to potential impacts related to climate change, development, and military activity (Hobbs, Reeves et al. 2019). I seek to understand anthropogenic impacts through documentation of the narwhal's acoustic habitat in the region.