# Bayesian models for assessment of Southern Humpback whales

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This project is a collaboration between Alex Zerbini, Grant Adams, and myself.

We are working to update Zerbini et al. (2006). Additional data are being incorporated to make a more accurate assessment of the population. The software used to fit the model has been almost completely rewritten in order to increase both efficiency and flexibility.

##### John K Best
###### PhD student

My research focuses on advancing the use of statistics in ecology and fisheries.