Plan for the Korean sighting survey in the East Sea in 2020 and 2021
Kim, H.W., Kim, E.-H., Lee, K.L., Yoo, J.-T. and Sohn, H.
The sighting survey for common minke whale will be conducted in the East Sea of Korea in spring, 2020 and 2021. The first objective of this survey is to get information on the distribution and abundance estimation of common minke whales for the stock assessment. The second one is to collect the information in general on the distribution of other cetaceans in the area. A total of 1706.5 n.m. long transect lines will be searched using closing mode with binoculars and naked eyes both. Other research activities such as biopsy sampling or photo identification will be conducted during the survey.