14,000 phantom whales

Finley, James K.
April 2009
Canadian Geographic;Apr2009, Vol. 129 Issue 2, p14
The article presents a study related to the count of Isabella bowhead whales, conducted by the author in Isabella Bay. He states that the count of the Isabella bowheads, combined with numbers obtained by his colleagues in Baffin Bay, North Atlantic Ocean and the Northwest Passage, offers a best estimate of the total bowhead population in the low hundreds. He concludes in his review that protecting endangered species requires an increased recognition.


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