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The Gray Whale : Eschrichtius Robustus.

Author: Pieter A Folkens; Mary Lou Jones; Steven L Swartz; Stephen Leatherwood
Publisher: St. Louis : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Gray Whale: Eschrichtius robustus provides an introduction to the understanding of Eschrichtius robustus or the gray whale. This book explores the life processes, reproduction, and growth of large cetacean populations. Organized into four parts encompassing 25 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the gray whale evolution, fossils, and subfossil remains, range, and systematics in historical times. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Folkens, Pieter A.
Gray Whale: Eschrichtius Robustus.
St. Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pieter A Folkens; Mary Lou Jones; Steven L Swartz; Stephen Leatherwood
ISBN: 9780080923727 0080923720
OCLC Number: 1043554036
Notes: Chapter 11. Distribution and Migration of Gray Whales in Alaska.
Description: 1 online resource (625 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; The Gray Whale: Eschrichtius robustus; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; Contributors; Preface; Introduction; Part I: Evolution, Fossils, and Subfossil Remains; Chapter 1. The Fossil Record and Phyletic Relationships of Gray Whales; Introduction; The Fossil Record of Gray Whales; Phyletic Relationships of the Gray Whale; Discussion and Conclusions; Summary; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 2. Atlantic Gray Whales; Introduction; Literature Accounts without Specimens; Eastern Atlantic Specimens; Western Atlantic Specimens; Taxonomy of the Atlantic Gray Whale. ConclusionSummary; Acknowledgments; References; Part Il: Historical Relationships and Exploitation; Chapter 3. History of Gray Whales in Japan; Introduction; Brief History of Old Whaling in Japan; Descriptions of Gray Whales in Old Literature; Biological Evidence of Occurrences; Catches of Gray Whales; Discussion and Conclusions; Summary; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4. Aboriginal Whaling from the Aleutian Islands to Washington State; Introduction; Native Peoples; Summary; Acknowledgments; References. Chapter 5. Gray Whales and the Aborigines of the Pacific Northwest: The History of Aboriginal WhalingIntroduction; General Characteristics of Research; Southern Region; Conclusions; Summary; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 6. Shore Whaling for Gray Whales along the Coast of the Californias; Introduction; The Whalemen; Species Harvested by the Shore Whalers; Operation of the Shore Whaling Stations; The Stations; Summary; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Glossary; References; Chapter 7. Nineteenth Century Gray Whaling: Grounds, Catches and Kills, Practices and Depletion of the Whale Population. IntroductionNorth Pacific Whaling; Gray Whaling Beginnings; Whalers' Names for Grays; Initial Period of Gray Whaling; Bonanza Period of Gray Whaling; Period of Declining Gray Whaling; Whaling and Whale Population; Nineteenth Century Whaling for Gray Whales in the Okhotsk Sea; Gray Whaling: Problems and Dangers, Practices, Equipment, Resources of the Shores and Bays, Trade, Catches and Yields; Revisions of Gray Whaling History and Geography; Summary; Appendix:; References; Chapter 8. Modern Commercial Pelagic Whaling for Gray Whales; Introduction; History of Protection and Regulation. Norwegian Whaling for Gray WhalesAmerican Whaling for Gray Whales; Soviet Whaling for Gray Whales; Japanese Whaling for Gray Whales; Discussion and Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Part Ill: Demography, Distribution, and Migration; Chapter 9. Assessing Gray Whale Abundance: A Review; Introduction; Winter Range Assessment; Migratory Route Assessment; Discussion; Appendix A.; Appendix B.; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 10. Census of Gray Whales at Unimak Pass, Alaska, November-December 1977-1979; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion; Summary; Acknowledgments; References.

Abstract:

The Gray Whale: Eschrichtius robustus provides an introduction to the understanding of Eschrichtius robustus or the gray whale. This book explores the life processes, reproduction, and growth of large cetacean populations. Organized into four parts encompassing 25 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the gray whale evolution, fossils, and subfossil remains, range, and systematics in historical times. This text then presents the historical of gray whale exploitation and the economic importance of these whales to humans. Other chapters consider the gray whale migration, abundanc.

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