Chapter 39 - Past, present, and future

Title

Chapter 39 - Past, present, and future

Creator

Thewissen JGM; George JC

Publisher

The Bowhead Whale

Date

2021
2021-01-01

Description

We discuss the evolution, phylogenetic relations to right whales, and geographical distribution of bowhead whales. We summarize its relations to humans, including whaling by indigenous and European whalers, conservation efforts, and modern challenges with increased shipping, fishing, and climate change. We also discuss their adaptations that have usually been explained as related to living in the Arctic but might be better explained as related to frugal use of limited resources.

Subject

history; life history; Bowhead whale; bowhead whale; Balaena mysticetus; conservation; whaling; International Whaling Commission; Inupiat; prehistoric

Identifier

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Format

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Pages

621-626

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Update Year & Number

January 2021 List

Citation

Thewissen JGM; George JC, “Chapter 39 - Past, present, and future,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11550.

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