Association Between Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Mortality and Ship Strikes Along the California Coast

@article{BermanKowalewski2010AssociationBB,
  title={Association Between Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Mortality and Ship Strikes Along the California Coast},
  author={Michelle Berman-Kowalewski and F. Gulland and S. Wilkin and J. Calambokidis and B. Mate and J. Cordaro and D. Rotstein and P. Collins and Krista A. Fahy and S. Dover},
  journal={Aquatic Mammals},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={59-66}
}
  • Michelle Berman-Kowalewski, F. Gulland, +7 authors S. Dover
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Aquatic Mammals
  • Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) are distributed worldwide, and although severely depleted by commercial whaling, their abundance off the California coast now appears to be increasing. Little is known about natural causes of mortality of blue whales, but human-related mortality continues despite legal protection. Ship strikes are a significant mortality factor for other species of baleen whale, and changes in shipping traffic have been advocated to minimize further deaths. Between 1988 and… CONTINUE READING
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