International Whaling Convention

  • J. L. McHugh
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 10)


There are close to 100 species of cetaceans in the world ocean. The major species which supported most of the whaling industry number about 10, and there are a few others which for various reasons deserve mention. Before discussing the measures that led to signing of the International Whaling Convention, and to attempts to manage these valuable resources, brief summaries of the essential details of the life histories of the major species are in order.


Sperm Whale Minke Whale Humpback Whale Gray Whale Baleen Whale 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. McHugh
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  1. 1.Marine Sciences Research CenterState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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