Recent sightings of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) in Northeast Greenland and the Greenland Sea

  title={Recent sightings of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) in Northeast Greenland and the Greenland Sea},
  author={Olivier Gilg and Erik W. Born},
  journal={Polar Biology},
By the end of the 19th century, European whalers had brought the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) in the “Spitsbergen stock” ranging the waters between eastern Greenland and the western Russian Arctic to the verge of extinction. This paper presents observations of this species in Northeast Greenland and in the Greenland Sea between 1940 and 2004. The number of observations has increased in Northeast Greenland since the mid-1980s. Only three observations are known for the period 1940–1979 but… Expand

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