2013 Methods
2013 Report
NGS Funding Report
Poster for Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop (1 February 2014)

2014 Crew Applicant Info Packet
2014 Methods
2014 Annual Report

2015 Crew Applicant Info
2015 Leg 1 Report
2015 Leg 2 Report
2015 Leg 3 Report
2015 Leg 4 Report
2015 Leg 5 Report


Links will be added as these literature reviews are completed throughout spring 2014.  Bangarang Backgrounders are imperfect but rigorous reviews, written in haste, in an effort to organize and memorize the key information for every aspect of the project. They will be updated regularly as new learnin’ is incorporated.

Place, People & Policy
The Kitimat Fjord System: Annotated bibliography
– Natural history of the Great Bear Rainforest
The Gitga’at and other Coastal First Nations
– The Great Bear’s first Europeans
– Fuel Trafficking in the Great Bear
– Whales, seabirds and Enbridge: How the project’s risks were assessed.
– Policy & Protection: Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

Biological Oceanography
– The BC Coast: Geology, meterology and oceanography
– Fjords! Their oceanography, especially in the Kitimat Fjord System.
Plankton Processes: Zoogeographic patterns and processes in BC waters
Euphausiids of the coastal northeast Pacific
Forage Plankton in the Kitimat Fjord System
– Forage Fish of the BC coast.
– BC Salmon and Other Delicious Finfish
Fisheries in the Kitimat Fjord System
Whaling in British Columbia
Marine Tetrapods of the Kitimat Fjord System
– Natural history of fin whales
– How to Lunge Feed: Expert tips from the largest whales.
Tidal-Trophic Events: The moon, topography, and feeding frenzies.

Designing zooplankton nets: a manual
Plummet nets: a history
Krill & Light: Blind-side samplin’ the squirrely buggers
Hydroacoustics: the basics
– The SOFAR Channel, a principle of underwater sound propagation
– Research photography: a manual
– How Many: Principles of Bangarang density estimation
– Fin whale studies from land with the North Coast Cetacean Society
– Whales and Sails: Pioneers of sailboat cetology


Finalist in UCSD’s 2014 GradSLAM speech competition. Article and video of talk.
Interview in Coastal Tar Sands documentary #3.
Article and Interview on ScienceLive, December 2012.
“Bubble Net: Encounters with a Humpback Feeding Frenzy” in The Spyhopper
“The Naturalist’s Code: Fight for the Great Bear” in The Ecologist


RU: Bangarang v 2.0 (for 2015 field season)
(To download RU: Bangarang (“RUB”) and its source Visual Basic files, go here.)


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