Southern Atmospheric Cyclones and the Whale Feeding Grounds in the Antarctic

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KNOWLEDGE of the distribution of the stocks of commercial fishes and whales is of no less interest than knowledge of their numbers. N. A. Mackintosh1 suggested that “it may be that since Blue and Fin whales tend to concentrate in much the same regions in the Antarctic [where the Humpbacks concentrate—C. W. B.], they too, although they do not crowd into temperate coastal waters, are still loosely influenced by the southern land-masses, and that it is subsidiary features of their distribution that are controlled by their immediate environment” (p. 259). This communication gives a possible explanation of this “loose influence”.

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BEKLEMISHEV, C. Southern Atmospheric Cyclones and the Whale Feeding Grounds in the Antarctic. Nature 187, 530–531 (1960) doi:10.1038/187530a0

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