Re: Blue Whales

From: Phil Clapham (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 09:40:39 EST


Attached is part of the text of a scientific paper which was published
by the journal Mammal Review. It summarizes the status of blue whales
worldwide. This should tell you what you need to know.

Phil Clapham

Daniel R Munger wrote:
> Hi Philip. My name is Daniel Munger, and I am currently enrolled in a
> high school Zoology class. Rather than taking a traditional final, we
> must research an endangered species, and give a report to the class. As
> a part of the research, we must communicate with an expert on our
> species. My species is the blue whale. I was wondering if you could
> please send me any information that you have in regards to the blue whale
> to me, such as the reason for endangerment, general information, current
> status of the whale, and the legislation that is trying to protect the
> species. I know that you are a very busy man, but I was wondering if you
> could please help me with my project by sending me this information.
> Once again, I thank you for your time.
> Daniel Munger
> P.S. I found out about you on an internet website in which you where the
> scientist of the week, in case you were wondering how I got your email
> address.


Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Large Whale Biology Program Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543

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