Chapter 39 - Past, present, and future

Title

Chapter 39 - Past, present, and future

Creator

Thewissen JGM; George JC

Publisher

The Bowhead Whale

Date

2021

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.

Format

Book Chapter

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Update Year & Number

Jan to Aug list 2021

Citation

Thewissen JGM; George JC, “Chapter 39 - Past, present, and future,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 25, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11811.