Polar Research Special Cluster—Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas): knowledge from the wild, human care and TEK

  • Kit M. Kovacs
  • Tracy A. Romano
  • Randall R. Reeves
  • Roderick C. Hobbs
  • Geneviève Desportes
  • Ree Brennan
  • Manuel Castellote

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Simpkins M., Kovacs K.M., Laidre K. & Lowry L. 2009. A framework for monitoring Arctic marine mammals. Findings of a workshop sponsored by the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Valencia, March 2007. CAFF CBMP Report 16. Akureyri: Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna International Secretariat.
Published
2021-10-14
How to Cite
Kovacs, K. M., Romano, T. A., Reeves, R. R., Hobbs, R. C., Desportes, G., Brennan, R., & Castellote, M. (2021). <em>Polar Research</em> Special Cluster—Beluga whales (<em>Delphinapterus leucas</em&gt;): knowledge from the wild, human care and TEK. Polar Research, 40(S1). https://doi.org/10.33265/polar.v40.8235