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