Special Status Species
Non-Cited References  

Clark CW, Croll DA, Acevado A, Urban-Ramirez J (2000) Multi-modal surveys of fin whales in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 108:2539.


Flinn RD, Trites AW, Gregr EJ, Perry RI (2002) Diets of fin, sei, and sperm whales in British Columbia: An analysis of commercial whaling records, 1963-1967. Marine Mammal Science 18:663-679.


Folkens P, Reeves RR, Stewart BS, Clapham PJ, Powell JA (2002) National Audobon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY.


Gregr EJ, Nichol L, Ford JKB, Ellis G, Trites AW (2000) Migration and population structure of northeastern Pacific whales off coastal British Columbia: An analysis of commercial whaling records from 1908-1967. Marine Mammal Science 16:699-727.


Gregr EJ, Trites AW (2001) Predictions of critical habitat for five whale species in the waters of coastal British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 58:1265–1285.


Reeves RR, Smith BD, Crespo EA, di Sciara GN (2003) Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises: 2002-2010 Conservation Action Plan for the World's Cetaceans. IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

More Information on SIMoN  
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Nework (SIMoN), Marine Mammal Monitoring Projects.


Website Links  
American Cetacean Society, Cetacean Fact Packs.

Center for Integrated Marine Technologies (CIMT), Wind to Whales Program.


Department of the Navy, SURTASS LFA, Scientific Research on whale reaction to LFA


Environment Canada, Special status species, Fin Whale.


International Whaling Commission (IWC), Special Permit Catches since 1985.


International Whaling Commission, Lives of Whales.


NOAA Fisheries, Protected Resources Division, Cetaceans.


NOAA, Office of Protected Resources, Stock Assessment Reports.


NOAA, Office of Protected Resources, Take Reduction Teams.


NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Bioacoustics - Monitoring marine mammals using acoustics.


Witness for the Whales, DNA Surveillance, Species identification with DNA.


Figure 1. The worldwide geographic distribution of fin whales Balaenoptera physalus.3
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Figure 2. Sightings and group sizes (where available) for fin whales from Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) ship surveys 1991-2001 and seven surveys of marine mammals compiled in the Computer Database Analysis System (CDAS) v2.1, 1975-1997 (reprinted from NCCOS 2005; see Figures 6.1.2 of that report for actual transects lines surveyed by SWFSC and Figure 6.1.5 for the survey effort of the surveys in the CDAS).4
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FIn whale
Fin whale with biopsy dart. Photo: Protected Resources Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California.
Fin whale
Fin whale on the surface. Photo: Protected Resources Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California.
Fin whale
Fin whale blow. Photo: Protected Resouces Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California.
More images

NOAA, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Cetaceans Photo Gallery.


NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Protected Resources Division - Photo Gallery.

Video and Audio  
In the Wild Productions, Video Footage.
Marine Physical Laboratory, Whale Acoustics, Sound Library.
NOAA, Ocean Explorer, Explorations: Sound in the Sea.
Whale Communication Research, Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Listen to Recorded Marine Mammal Vocalizations.
WhaleNet, Movie Collection.

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