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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Fin Whale
Balaenoptera physalus
in Canada

Fin Whale

Pacific Population - Threatened 2005
Atlantic Population - Special Concern 2005

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada



COSEPAC

Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk.  This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2005. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the fin whale Balaenoptera physalus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. ix + 37 pp.

Previous report

Meredith, G.N., and R.R. Campbell.  1987. COSEWIC status report on the fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus, in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 42 pp.

Production note

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Edward J. Gregr for writing the update status report on the fin whale Balaenoptera physalus prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited by Hal Whitehead (previous Co-chair) and Randall Reeves (current Co-chair), the COSEWIC Marine Mammal Species Specialist Subcommittee.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215
Fax: (819) 994-3684
COSEWIC E-mail
COSEWIC Website

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le rorqual commun (Balaenoptera physalus) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration

Fin whale --Illustration by A. Denbigh, courtesy Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2005
Catalogue No. CW69-14/428-2005E-PDF
ISBN0-662-40575-7
HTML: CW69-14/428-2005E-HTML
ISBN 0-662-40576-5

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