Return-Path: <COURTNEYA@mail.akrr.com> Received: from akrr.com ([188.8.131.52]) by fh102.infi.net (8.8.8/8.8.8) with ESMTP id NAA07342 for <aRomero@herald.infi.net>; Wed, 4 Mar 1998 13:33:19 -0500 (EST) Received: by akrrfw.akrr.com id <32257>; Wed, 4 Mar 1998 09:32:30 -0900 Message-Id: <98Mar4.email@example.com> X-Mailer: Novell GroupWise 4.1 Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 09:34:26 -0900 From: Ann Courtney <COURTNEYA@mail.akrr.com> To: aRomero@herald.infi.net Subject: Alaskan whale population -Reply Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Thank you so much for responding to my e-mail. From the National Marine Fisheries, I was able to obtain the 1996 Five Year Status of Stocks Review under the ESA. From NOAA, we got the 1995 Alaska Marine Mammal Stock Assessment. Although neither document clearly set forth the information that we needed, I was able to sift through the two of them and find the pre-whaling population and the most current population estimates for the Alaskan Blue, Humpback, Bowhead, Beluga, Gray, and Right whales. My daughter's dad has been a part of the Bowhead whale count in Pt. Barrow, Alaska for the last two ro three years, so he was already familiar with the difficulties associated with attempting to manage sea mammals. I wasn't, and this has been a good learning experience for me. It has also been eye-opening for my daughter, whose conclusion to her science fair project is that all whaling should be banned, including subsistence whaling. Needless to say, that is quite a hot topic up here. Thank you again for your time and your help. This web site is wonderful.