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Varvara's Travels April 8-15, 2012
This week saw Varvara travel from False Pass, east of Unimak Pass on the south side of the Aleutian Peninsula to Herendeen Bay 290 km NE of Unimak, where she encountered heavy sea ice, and has turned around to arrive at a position 180 km NE of Unimak Pass.

Courtesy of Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute

Varvara's travels March 4-11, 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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