Historical Population Characteristics of Bowhead Whales ( Balaena mysticetus ) in Hudson Bay

@article{Reeves2003HistoricalPC,
  title={Historical Population Characteristics of Bowhead Whales ( Balaena mysticetus ) in Hudson Bay},
  author={Randall R. Reeves and Susan E. Cosens},
  journal={Arctic},
  year={2003},
  volume={56},
  pages={283-292}
}
Historical records of commercial whalers operating in northwestern Hudson Bay during the 19th century were examined for information on size, age, sex, and location of bowhead whales that were either sighted or killed. Correlations between body size and either oil yield or baleen length were used to estimate the relative age classes (calf, subadult, adult) of whales for which no explicit age-class information was reported in the whaling logbooks. Cow-calf pairs and subadults, as well as adult… 

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