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The Exploited SeasNew Directions for Marine Environmental History$
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Poul Holm, Tim D. Smith, and David J. Starkey

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007312

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007312.001.0001

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Examining Cetacean Ecology Using Historical Fishery Data

Examining Cetacean Ecology Using Historical Fishery Data

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(p.207) Examining Cetacean Ecology Using Historical Fishery Data
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Tim D. Smith

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007312.003.0010

Tim D. Smith seeks to examine the ecology of cetacean species, by bringing together data from whaling logbooks, governmental records, the examination of historical environmental sources, and evidence from archaeological investigations, with the aim of creating a thorough and accurate history of the whaling industry and marine ecology. This final chapter raises the questions of changes in carrying capacity, breeding habitat, and breeding success of cetacean specifes, and concludes by finding gaps in records and previous analysis that the collaboration of whale biologists, ecolologists, climatologists and historians must seek to heal.

Keywords:   Whaling Industry, Cetacean Ecology, Whale Biology, Whale Breeding, Whale Demographics

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