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Varvara's Travels March 25-April 1, 2012
We have not heard from Varvara for two days and this may be due to a variety of factors (tag loss, bad weather, battery failure, etc.). We still hope to hear from her further. If not, it has been a wonderful track. Only time will tell. Her last locations were west of Icy Bay and east of Kayak Island.

Courtesy of Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute

Map of Varvara's travels to April 1 2012

Credit: This research was conducted by A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IEE RAS) and Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute in collaboration with the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Kronotsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve and the Kamchatka Branch of the Pacific Institute of Geography. The research was contracted through the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with funding from Exxon Neftegas Ltd. and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

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