Past and present distributions of southern right whales(Eubalaena australis)

@article{Richards2009PastAP,
  title={Past and present distributions of southern right whales(Eubalaena australis)},
  author={Rhys Richards},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36},
  pages={447 - 459}
}
  • Rhys Richards
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • History, Environmental Science
  • New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Abstract During the 19th century, sail whalers hunted right whales throughout the southern oceans north of 50 degrees. This review seeks to document the recovery of southern right whales by comparing the northernmost recent sightings with older sightings that survive “fossilised” in historical records of the sail whaling era. Despite a steady expansion northwards in recent years, the present distribution of right whales is still far short of that recorded by sail whalers over a century ago. 

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