R. G. LeDuc
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Right whaleWhalePopulationEubalaena japonicaBiology
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#1R. G. LeDuc (NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)H-Index: 2
#2Barbara L. TaylorH-Index: 11
Last. Robert L. BrownellH-Index: 27
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Genetic analysis of 49 biopsy samples from North Pacific right whales Eubalaena japonica in the eastern (48) and western (1) North Pacific revealed 24 individual whales with 7 mitochondrial haplotypes. Three pairs of large and small individuals were identified in the field; genotype analysis indicated that 2 of these could represent motheroffspring pairs; for the third small individual, no sampled female genetically qualified as a potential mother. In aggregate, the population appears to have lo...
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#1Paul R. Wade (NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)H-Index: 31
#2A. De RobertisH-Index: 1
Last. Christopher D. WilsonH-Index: 16
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The North Pacific right whale Eubalaena japonica was heavily exploited throughout the Gulf of Alaska by both historical whaling and 1960s illegal Soviet catches. It is now extremely rare in this region (2 sightings between 1966 and 2003 and passive acoustic detections on 6 days out of 80 months of recordings at 7 locations). From 2004 to 2006, 4 sightings of right whales occurred in the Barnabus Trough region on Albatross Bank, south of Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA. Sightings of right whales occur...
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