Reports of Humpback and Minke Whales in the Hudson Bay Region, Eastern Canadian Arctic

  title={Reports of Humpback and Minke Whales in the Hudson Bay Region, Eastern Canadian Arctic},
  author={Jeff W. Higdon and Steven H. Ferguson},
Abstract We summarize recently reported sightings of Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whales) and Balaenoptera acuturostrata (Minke Whales) in the Hudson Bay region, in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Balaena mysticetus (Bowhead Whale) is the only baleen whale historically known from Hudson Bay, and during the commercial whaling era (1860–1915), no other large whale was reported to occur there. We note recent (ca. last 10 years) Humpback observations reported by local Inuit hunters in Hudson Bay… 
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