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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Bowhead Whale in Canada

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Biographical Summary of Report Writer

Tannis Thomas holds a M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Manitoba (1999). She completed a master’s thesis entitled “Behaviour and Habitat Selection of Bowhead Whales in Northern Foxe Basin, Nunavut,” and worked for LGL Limited on a three-year project, which determined if the Eastern Alaskan Beaufort Sea was important to feeding bowhead whales. In this time, she has acquired professional experience on bowhead whales including five years of data collection and analysis on bowheads (boat surveys, aerial surveys, and aerial photography) in the arctic.