Room eight-seven, Clay street, the Bowhead
Lodging House, you know the place, entrance just around the corner from the Bowhead
Our findings suggest that about 12% of harvested bowheads
show entanglement scars.
Environmental groups have long opposed bowhead
hunting in Alaska, pointing out that bowheads
may become extinct if the hunting is allowed to continue.
He has studied gray whales in Baja California, watched great bowheads
in Alaska and dived with humpbacks off the Hawaiian Islands.
, like the closely related right whales, have enormous, bulldozer-like mouths and distinctively lack a dorsal fin.
can live to 200 thanks to their ultra-slow metabolism.
Our study represents the first genetic analysis of bowheads
across their entire range," said Elizabeth Alter, the study's lead author and now a professor at City University of New York.
What we do know is that bowheads
sing, and that the songs they sing are likely part of a display to attract a mate.
With the help of scientists they uncover the secrets of the mammals' intimate lives, such as how they mate and hunt, and further reveal how arctic bowheads
can live to be more than 200 years old.
Because natives are limited by international whaling conventions to traditional skin-covered, paddle-driven boats, they have little hope of catching up to the powerful Bowheads
in the open sea.
Government and the IWC's Scientific Committee recommended a moratorium on the Eskimo harvest of B-C-B bowheads
because of the high (and then increasing) strike rate, combined with imprecise estimates that the whale population was low.
also are found in the Okhotsk Sea, North Atlantic, Davis Strait, and Hudson Bay, but none of these stocks numbers more than 100.