Two historical weapon fragments as an aid to estimating the longevity and movements of bowhead whales

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The age of bowhead whales captured by Native Alaskan hunters in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas has been estimated via chemical analyses of the eye lenses, and other techniques. The racemization-age estimates indicate that bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) have a lifespan of more than a century. Stone and ivory weapon fragments recovered from… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00300-008-0407-2

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@article{George2008TwoHW, title={Two historical weapon fragments as an aid to estimating the longevity and movements of bowhead whales}, author={John George and John R. Bockstoce}, journal={Polar Biology}, year={2008}, volume={31}, pages={751-754} }