Whales in Boston Harbor

From: Phil Clapham (phillip.clapham@noaa.gov)
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 09:49:30 EDT

Whales aren't disappearing in Boston Harbor. They're not found there
much to begin with - it's not really their natural habitat. Whales are
found nearby in Massachusetts Bay and on Stellwagen Bank (which is about
15-20 miles from Boston), and they're not disappearing there either!
You can find lots of humpbacks and fin whales there, and in the winter
and spring right whales too.

> Jennifer Johann wrote:
> Dear Dr. Phil,
> Why are Humpback whales disappearing in Boston Harbor?
> I am doing a project in school on the Humpback whale and I can't find
> why they are disappearing.
> Thank You, Francesca

The Society for Marine Mammalogy will be holding its 14th Biennial
Conference from 28 November to 3 December 2001, in Vancouver, BC.  Visit
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Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Large Whale Biology Program Protected Species Branch Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543, U.S.A.

tel. 508 495-2316 fax 508 495-2066 email: phillip.clapham@noaa.gov

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