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A NEW BIRTH-INTERVAL APPROACH TO ESTIMATING DEMOGRAPHIC PARAMETERS OF HUMPBACK WHALES
A demographic model is developed based on interbirth intervals and is applied to estimate the population growth rate of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Gulf of Maine. Fecundity ratesExpand
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The social and reproductive biology of Humpback Whales: an ecological perspective
Existing knowledge of the social organization, mating system and reproduction of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) is reviewed to assess how our current understanding of this wide-rangingExpand
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Baleen Whales: Conservation Issues and The Status Of The Most Endangered Populations
Most species of baleen whales were subject to intensive overexploitation by commercial whaling in this and previous centuries, and many populations were reduced to small fractions of their originalExpand
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Genetic tagging of humpback whales
The ability to recognize individual animals has substantially increased our knowledge of the biology and behaviour of many taxa. However, not all species lend themselves to this approach, eitherExpand
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AN OCEAN-BASIN-WIDE MARK-RECAPTURE STUDY OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC HUMPBACK WHALE (MEGAPTERA NOVAEANGLIAE)
Although much is known about the humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, regional studies have been unable to answer several questions that are central to the conservation and management of thisExpand
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Distribution of mtDNA haplotypes in North-Atlantic humpback whales: The influence of behavior on population structure
Samples from 136 humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae, representing 5 feeding aggregations in the North Atlantic and 1 in the Antarctic, were analyzed with respect to the sequence variation in theExpand
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Composition and Dynamics of Humpback Whale Competitive Groups in the West Indies
It has been hypothesized that humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, competitive groups represent intrasexual competition by males for access to a mature female. The composition and dynamics ofExpand
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Assessing plausible rates of population growth in humpback whales from life-history data
The rate of growth of any population is a quantity of interest in conservation and management and is constrained by biological factors. In this study, recent data on life-history parametersExpand
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Conservation status of North Pacific right whales
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Population structure of South Pacific humpback whales and the origin of the eastern Polynesian breeding grounds
Most known concentrations of humpback whales in the southern hemisphere were exploited by commercial whaling operations, first on tropical breeding grounds during the 19th cen- tury and then inExpand
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