Info: wherabouts of N hemisphere blue whales -Reply (fwd)

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Mon, 26 Jan 1996 13:31:30

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Subject: Info: wherabouts of N hemisphere blue whales -Reply (fwd)
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Questions?
Where is Baja?
How large is the Sea of Cortez?
Why would the blue whales be in this location?
What are "substanial numbers?"
Where do they go after this time period?
 
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Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 08:44:42 -0800
From: rice@racesmtp.afsc.noaa.gov
To: Multiple recipients of list MARMAM <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET>
Subject: wherabouts of N hemisphere blue whales -Reply
 
>From late February through June there are substantial numbers of blue
whales off the west coast of southern Baja California, principally from
Isla Cedros south to below Cabo San Lazaro.  They often range fairly
close inshore there--mostly in 30 to 100 fathoms.
 
>From January to March, there are also fair numbers in the southwestern
Gulf of California, mainly from Loreto south to below La Paz, again often
close inshore.
 
For recent information on the latter area, I suggest you contact:
 
Diane Gendron
Dept. de Plancton, CICIMAR-PIN
Apdo. Postal 592
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico 23000
Phone: 112-25344
Fax: 112-25322
E-mail:  DGENDRON@VMREDIPN.IPN.MAX
 
Richard Sears
Mingan Island Cetacean Study
285 Green Street
St. Lambert QC Canada JP4 IT3
Phone: 514-465-9176
 
                           Dale W. Rice    RICE@AFSC.NOAA.GOV