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Southern Whaling

    Naturevolume 128pages292294 (1931) | Download Citation



    IN “Southern Whaling” Sir Sidney Harmer reviews the present position of the whaling industry and summarises our knowledge, obtained largely as the result of commercial operations, of the biology of the great whales. The statistics, gathered with scrupulous care, show clearly the great concentration of modern commercial operations in the southern hemisphere, where on the average three-quarters of the annual world-catch of whales is obtained. Since hunting began in that region at the beginning of the present century, quite half of the world s catch has been made in the Antarctic, while African waters have contributed another quarter. Modern whaling operations, therefore, are conducted principally round the great ice barrier which surrounds the south pole.


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