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Recovery Strategy for Blue, Fin, and Sei Whales in Pacific Canadian Waters [Final]


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Figure 1: Distribution of historic kills (left) and habitat model predictions (right) for blue, fin, and sei whales.

Figure 1: Distribution of historic kills (left) and habitat model predictions (right) for blue, fin, and sei whales. Circle shows 150 nm from Coal Harbour, the only operating whaling station during the period when the majority of kill locations were recorded. Predictions are shaded from high to low probability (dark to light) (from Gregr and Trites 2001).

Figure 2: Annual and monthly catches of sei, fin, and blue whales by British Columbia coastal stations (Gregr et al. 2000).

Figure 2: Annual and monthly catches of sei, fin, and blue whales by British Columbia coastal stations (Gregr et al. 2000).

 


Figure 3a: Survey effort and sightings from spring/early summer research cruises from 2002 to 2004 showing 2 blue and 75 fin whale sightings (courtesy of CRP-DFO, Nanaimo, unpubl. data).

Figure 3a: Survey effort and sightings from spring/early summer research cruises from 2002 to 2004 showing 2 blue and 75 fin whale sightings (courtesy of CRP-DFO, Nanaimo, unpubl. data).

 

Figure 3b: Survey effort and sightings from August research cruises in 2002 and 2003 showing 2 blue and 12 fin whale sightings (courtesy of Cascadia Research and CRP-DFO, Nanaimo, unpubl. data).

Figure 3b: Survey effort and sightings from August research cruises in 2002 and 2003 showing 2 blue and 12 fin whale sightings (courtesy of Cascadia Research and CRP-DFO, Nanaimo, unpubl. data).

 

Figure 4: Generalized prediction of blue whale habitat showing all recorded kills (coloured dots) by British Columbia whaling stations. Predictions are shaded from high (red) through yellow to low (black) (DFO-CRP, unpubl. data).

Generalized prediction of blue whale habitat showing all recorded kills (coloured dots) by British Columbia whaling stations. Predictions are shaded from high (red) through yellow to low (black) (DFO-CRP, unpubl. data).

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