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Community-Based Monitoring of Ice-Breeding Seals and Polar Bear Feeding in the Gulf of Boothia

Community-Based Monitoring of Ice-Breeding Seals and Polar Bear Feeding in the Gulf of Boothia

The study investigated the health and ecology of seal populations in the Gulf of Boothia and collected information on seals to allow monitoring of the foraging habits of polar bears. A collaborative partnership with the community of Kugaaruk was done to carry out a community-based monitoring program to collect biological information and samples from seals harvested in the Gulf of Boothia. Funding: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) $40,624.

Researcher: Greg Thiemann and Steven Ferguson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Project Theme: Resource Management

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