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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Blue Whale in Canada

COSEWIC

Assessment and Update Status Report

on the

Blue Whale

Balaenoptera musculus

Atlantic population

Pacific population

in Canada

 

Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

 

Atlantic - popilation / Pacific - Population Endangered 2002

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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:

Please note: Persons wishing to cite data in the report should refer to the report (and cite the author(s)); persons wishing to cite the COSEWIC status will refer to the assessment (and cite COSEWIC).  A production note will be provided if additional information on the status report history is required.

COSEWIC 2002.  COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  vi + 32 pp.

Sears, R. and J. Calambokidis.  2002.  Update COSEWIC status report on the Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus in Canada, in COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  1-32 pp.

Previous report:

Mansfield, A.W.  1983.  COSEWIC status report on the Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  1-16 pp

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
E-mail: COSEWIC/COSEPAC@ec.gc.ca
http://www.cosewic.gc.ca

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le Rorqual bleu population de l’Atlantique et population du Pacifique (Balaenoptera musculus) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:
Blue Whale -- Illustration by Daniel Grenier, courtesy of Mingan Islands Cetacean Study (MICS Inc.)

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2003
Catalogue No.CW69-14/287-2003E-IN
ISBN 0-662-34121-x

 

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