A spatially explicit estimate of the prewhaling abundance of the endangered North Atlantic right whale

@article{Monsarrat2016ASE,
  title={A spatially explicit estimate of the prewhaling abundance of the endangered North Atlantic right whale},
  author={Sophie Monsarrat and Mg Pennino and Tim D. Smith and Randall R. Reeves and Christine N. Meynard and David Michael Kaplan and Ana S. L. Rodrigues},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={30}
}
The North Atlantic right whale (NARW) (Eubalaena glacialis) is one of the world's most threatened whales. It came close to extinction after nearly a millennium of exploitation and currently persists as a population of only approximately 500 individuals. Setting appropriate conservation targets for this species requires an understanding of its historical population size, as a baseline for measuring levels of depletion and progress toward recovery. This is made difficult by the scarcity of… 
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