Baleen Whales: Conservation Issues and The Status Of The Most Endangered Populations

@article{Clapham1999BaleenWC,
  title={Baleen Whales: Conservation Issues and The Status Of The Most Endangered Populations},
  author={Phillip J. Clapham and S. Young and Robert L. Brownell},
  journal={Mammal Review},
  year={1999},
  volume={29},
  pages={37-62}
}
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 original sizes. Here, we review the status of baleen whale stocks, with an emphasis on those that are known or thought to be critically endangered. Current data suggest that, of the various threats potentially affecting baleen whales, only entanglement in fishing gear and ship strikes may be significant at… Expand

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