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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Bowhead Whale in Canada

COSEWIC
Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Bowhead Whale
Balaena Mysticetus

Hudson Bay-Foxe Basin population
Davis Strait-Baffin Bay population
Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population

in Canada

Bowhead Whale ()Balaena mysticetus

Hudson Bay-Foxe Basin population - Threatened
Davis Strait-Baffin Bay population - Threatened
Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population - Special concern
2005



COSEWIC
Committee on the Status
of Endangered Wildlife
in Canada
COSEWIC logo


COSEPAC

Comité sur la situation
des espèces en péril
au Canada


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:

COSEWIC 2005. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. viii + 51 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

Previous report(s):

Mitchell, E. and R.R. Reeves. 1986. Update COSEWIC status report on the bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 71 pp. [note: update prepared only on the Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean population].

Department of Fisheries and Oceans. 1980. COSEWIC status report on the bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 34 pp.

Production note:
COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Tannis Thomas for writing the update status report on the bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited by Andrew Trites, the COSEWIC Marine Mammal Species Specialist Subcommittee Co-chair.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: 819–953–3215
Fax: 819–994–3684
E-mail: COSEWIC/COSEPAC@ec.gc.ca
http://www.cosewic.gc.ca/eng/sct5/index_e.cfm

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur la baleine boréale (population du détroit de Davis et de la baie de Baffin, population de la baie d'Hudson et du basin de Foxe, population des mers de Béring, des Tchouktches et de Beaufort) (Balaena mysticetus) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:
Bowhead whale -- ©Illustration by Martin Camm.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2005
Catalogue No.: CW69-14/174-2005E-PDF
ISBN: 0-662-40573-0
HTML: CW69-14/174-2005E-HTML
0-662-40574-9

 

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