Behavior and Significance of Entrapped Baleen Whales

  • Peter Beamish


Every year a large number of baleen whales are entrapped in ice and in fishermen’s nets. Many escape on their own. Others die.


Minke Whale Humpback Whale Gray Whale Baleen Whale Underwater Sound 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beamish
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  1. 1.Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Marine Service, Marine Ecology LaboratoryBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthUSA

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