From Hunting to Watching: Human Interactions with Cetaceans

  title={From Hunting to Watching: Human Interactions with Cetaceans},
  author={Edward Christien Michael Parsons and Danielle Monaghan-Brown},
Whales and dolphins have been hunted since antiquity in many parts of the world. Although whaling started as a commercial enterprise in Europe in the eleventh century, it was not until the seventeenth century that the industry expanded rapidly. Early whaling targeted right and bowhead whales and then shifted to sperm whales. Technological developments in the nineteenth century allowed other species to be exploited, and at the end of the century, the possibilities of whaling in the Antarctic… CONTINUE READING