Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

8-2015

Journal

Diversity and Distributions

Volume

21

Issue

8

First Page

925

Last Page

937

Abstract

Aim: To obtain a plausible hypothesis for the historical distribution of North Atlantic right whales (NARWs) (Eubalaena glacialis) in their summer feeding grounds. Previously widespread in the North Atlantic, after centuries of hunt- ing, these whales survive as a small population off eastern North America. Because their exploitation began before formal records started, information about their historical distribution is fragmentary.

DOI

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12314

Keywords

Boosted regression trees; Eubalaena; historical distribution; right whale; species distribution models; whaling

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