Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

James Estes

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520248847

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520248847.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 27 June 2022

A Taxonomy of World Whaling

A Taxonomy of World Whaling

Operations and Eras

(p.82) Eight A Taxonomy of World Whaling
Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems



University of California Press

This chapter provides a systematic overview of world whaling, working toward a taxonomy that can help order and manage investigations of whaling history, particularly those requiring the allocation of whaling effort and whale removals to different geographical regions and time periods. This chapter groups whaling activities or enterprises into operations, and operations into eras. It begins by explaining how operations are defined and by reviewing them briefly. Then, it describes the 11 eras that were defined after inspecting the characteristics of the operations.

Keywords:   whaling history, whaling removals, operation, era, fishery, taxonomy

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.