Summary of 2019 Abundance Estimates for Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Seas Bowhead Whales
Megan C. Ferguson and Geof H. Givens
International Whaling Commission
In 2019, the IWC Scientific Committee adopted new standards for the presentation of abundance estimates. Two estimates of 2019 abundance for Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) Seas bowhead whales are being presented to the Scientific Committee at its 2020 meeting. This paper compares those estimates using the new standards.