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Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems$
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James Estes

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520248847

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520248847.001.0001

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A Taxonomy of World Whaling

A Taxonomy of World Whaling

Operations and Eras

Chapter:
(p.82) Eight A Taxonomy of World Whaling
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Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems
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RANDALL R. REEVES

TIM D. SMITH

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0008

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

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