Status of the world's baleen whales

@article{Thomas2016StatusOT,
  title={Status of the world's baleen whales},
  author={Peter O. Thomas and Randall R. Reeves and Robert L. Brownell},
  journal={Marine Mammal Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={682-734}
}
No global synthesis of the status of baleen whales has been published since the 2008 IUCN Red List assessments. Many populations remain at low numbers from historical commercial whaling, which had ceased for all but a few by 1989. Fishing gear entanglement and ship strikes are the most severe current threats. The acute and long-term effects of anthropogenic noise and the cumulative effects of multiple stressors are of concern but poorly understood. The looming consequences of climate change and… Expand

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