2002

St. Lawrence blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus ) vocalizations

Abstract: The Mingan Island Cetacean Study has been conducting biological field research on St. Lawrence blue whales since 1979. Currently, they have photo-identified 384 individuals and determined the gender of 37% through skin biopsy sampling. In a typical field season, approximately 85% of the 60–90 blue whales identified have been seen before, so a larger percentage (65%) have known gender....

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