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Vol. 12, No. 19 Week of May 13, 2007
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Cook Inlet belugas: decline or not?

The question of whether or not the beluga whales are heading for extinction revolves around the reliability of population data

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

It seems that everyone involved in the debate about the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed listing of the Cook Inlet beluga whales as an endangered species wants to see the population of these playful animals recover. But does recovery require management of the animals under the Endan....

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