Studies on the breeding habits of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the Yellow Sea

@article{Peilie1985StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the breeding habits of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the Yellow Sea},
  author={Wang Peilie},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology},
  year={1985},
  volume={3},
  pages={37-47}
}
  • Wang Peilie
  • Published 1 June 1985
  • Environmental Science
  • Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology
Minke whales caught in the Yellow Sea range from 4.16 m to 8.60 m in length with an average length of 6.93 m for the female and 6.14 m for the male. Sex ratio of the female is 74.3%. The pregnancy ratio of all sexually matured females is 65.8%. The minimum size of the pregnant whale observed is 6.60 m in length. Females having a body length of more than 7 m long are all sexually matured.According to the studies on the embryos obtained from the females caught in the northern Yellow Sea, there is… 
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