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Blubber thickness in right whales Eubalaena glacialis and Eubalaena australis related with reproduction, life history status and prey abundance
The high variability in reproductive performance of North Atlantic right whales Eubal- aena glacialis compared to southern right whales Eubalaena australis may reflect differences in lipid reserves.Expand
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The role of the International Maritime Organization in reducing vessel threat to whales: Process, options, action and effectiveness
Ocean-going vessels present a measurable threat of lethal collision with many marine species worldwide, notably large whale species of which many are endangered. Various modifications to conventionalExpand
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Evaluating the effects of historic bottleneck events: an assessment of microsatellite variability in the endangered, North Atlantic right whale
Commercial exploitation reduced the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population from c. 12 000 in the 11th century to around 300 by the 21st century. We examine the effect of thisExpand
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Reducing the risk of lethal encounters: vessels and right whales in the Bay of Fundy and on the Scotian Shelf
The North Atlantic right whale Eubalaena glacialis is endangered, in part, due to vessel- strike mortality. We use vessel traffic and right whale survey data (~3 nautical miles (n miles), ~5.6 kmExpand
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North Atlantic Right Whales in Crisis
The survival of North Atlantic right whales ( Eubalaena glacialis ) is seriously threatened by mortality caused by ships and entanglements in fishing gear. Demographic modeling indicates that theExpand
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World‐wide genetic differentiation of Eubalaena: questioning the number of right whale species
Few studies have examined systematic relationships of right whales (Eubalaena spp.) since the original species descriptions, even though they are one of the most endangered large whales. LittleExpand
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Visual and acoustic surveys for North Atlantic right whales, Eubalaena glacialis, in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, 2001–2005: Management implications
North Atlantic right whales, Eubalaena glacialis, remain endangered, primarily due to excessive anthropogenic mortality. Current management protocols in US waters are triggered by identifying theExpand
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Population histories of right whales (Cetacea: Eubalaena) inferred from mitochondrial sequence diversities and divergences of their whale lice (Amphipoda: Cyamus)
Right whales carry large populations of three ‘whale lice’ (Cyamus ovalis, Cyamus gracilis, Cyamus erraticus) that have no other hosts. We used sequence variation in the mitochondrial COI gene to askExpand
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Genetic analysis of 16th-century whale bones prompts a revision of the impact of Basque whaling on right and bowhead whales in the western North Atlantic
The North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis (Muller, 1776), is one of the world's most endangered large cetaceans. It is widely believed that Basque whalers caused the most dramatic declineExpand
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