Survival and abundance of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) population in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for a Master Degree in Marine Mammal Science   Abstract The Northwest Atlantic blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) population is endangered and therefore knowledge of survival rates and abundance is critical to assist conservation efforts. This study focused on the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GSL), Canada, one of the most productive waters in...

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