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
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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