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Evidence that ship noise increases stress in right whales
Baleen whales (Mysticeti) communicate using low-frequency acoustic signals. These long-wavelength sounds can be detected over hundreds of kilometres, potentially allowing contact over largeExpand
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Acoustic alarms reduce porpoise mortality
The most serious danger to dolphins and porpoises around the world is the threat from various forms of gill-net fishing. One potential way to reduce the number of deaths of marine mammals is the useExpand
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FISHING GEAR INVOLVED IN ENTANGLEMENTS OF RIGHT AND HUMPBACK WHALES
Interactions between marine mammals and fishing gear are an issue of global concern. Entanglements in the western North Atlantic are a major source of injury and mortality for endangered largeExpand
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Reproduction in North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis)
The reproductive biology of the western North Atlantic right whale population was assessed using photoidentification techniques. From 1980 to 1992, 145 calves were born to 65 identified cows. ThereExpand
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RATES AND POTENTIAL CAUSES OF MORTALITY IN NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES (EUBALAENA GLACIALIS)
North Atlantic right whale mortality rates range from 2% to 17% over the first four years of life. Sources of mortality in this population include ship collisions, entanglements, and natural causes.Expand
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Underestimating the damage: interpreting cetacean carcass recoveries in the context of the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident
Evaluating impacts of human activities on marine ecosystems is difficult when effects occur out of plain sight. Oil spill severity is often measured by the number of marine birds and mammals killed,Expand
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Morphometry, gross morphology and available histopathology in North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) mortalities (1970 to 2002)
Fifty-four right whale mortalities have been reported from between Florida, USA and the Canadian Maritimes from 1970 to 2002. Th irty of those animals were examined: 18 adults and juveniles, and 12Expand
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Monitoring North Atlantic right whale Eubalaena glacialis entanglement rates: a 30 yr retrospective
Entanglement in non-mobile fishing gear has been identified as one of the leading causes of mortality in North Atlantic right whales Eubalaena glacialis. To investigate this issue further, allExpand
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Fishing Techniques to Reduce the Bycatch of Threatened Marine Animals
Methodology We attempted to document all available information on fishing techniques that have been used to reduce non-target wildlife species bycatch in world fisheries. Information on bycatchExpand
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Assessing reproductive status of right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) using fecal hormone metabolites.
Long-term studies of the endangered North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, have revealed declining reproductive parameters over the past two decades, threatening recovery of this smallExpand
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