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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Sowerby's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bidens) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Sowerby’s beaked whale
Mesoplodon bidens
in Canada

Sowerby’s beaked whale

Special concern 2006

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 2006. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Sowerby’s beaked whale Mesoplodon bidens in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 20 pp.

Previous report

Lien, Jon and Barry, Frances. 1989. COSEWIC status report on the Sowerby’s beaked whale Mesoplodon bidens in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-20 pp.

Production note

COSEWIC would like to acknowledgeShannon Gowans and Peter Simard for writing the status report on the Sowerby’s beaked whaleMesoplodon bidensin Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited byDr. Randall Reeves, Co-chair, COSEWIC Marine Mammals Species Specialist Subcommittee.

For additional copies contact:

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

Tel.: 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 la baleine à bec de Sowerby (Mesoplodon bidens) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration

Sowerby’s beaked whale -- Illustration by ©Phil Coles, Beaked Whale Resource.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2006

Catalogue No. CW69-14/502-2007E-PDF
ISBN 978-0-662-45967-5

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