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Vol. 19, No. 9 Week of March 02, 2014
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


The puzzle of the Cook Inlet belugas

NMFS biologist says population has not recovered as expected after cessation of subsistence harvesting of whales several years ago

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

The National Marine Fisheries Service has viewed the overharvesting of Cook Inlet beluga whales as the prime reason for a sharp decline in the whale’s population between 1994 and 1998, a decline that ultimately led to the listing of the whales as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 2008,....

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No rebound

Consultation required

10-year trend


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