Modeling blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) habitat use and relative abundance; conservation implications in the Gulf of St-Lawrence, Canada

Abstract: The Gulf of St. Lawrence (GSL), Canada, is an important feeding and socializing ground for endangered blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus). This region is frequented by blue whales throughout the year, predominantly during the months of August and September, and is one of the few places in the world where they can be found in close proximity to the coast....

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