Distribution and Migration, Exploitation, and Former Abundance of White Whales (Delphinapterus Leucas) in Baffin Bay and Adjacent Waters

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Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 1987 - Béluga - 34 pages
Unpublished historical sources, and published literature, were examined to evaluate early abundance, distribution, and migration of white whales in Baffin Bay and adjacent waters. Principal sources were trading post journals in the Hudson's Bay Company archives, RCMP game reports, International whaling statistics, logbooks and journals of Scottish whaling voyages, and the professional papers of Thomas Southwell.

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John E. Reynolds III is chairman of the Marine Mammal Commission and the senior scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory. William F. Perrin is a senior scientist with the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, adjunct professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and editor emeritus of Marine Mammal Science. Randall R. Reeves is one of the Okapi Wildlife Associates, the author of several books, and chair of the IUCN Cetacean Specialists Group. Suzanne Montgomery is a staff scientist, and Timothy J. Ragen is director of research, at the Marine Mammal Commission.

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