(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

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Holocene history of the Bering Sea bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) in its Beaufort Sea summer grounds off Southwestern Victoria Island, Western Canadian Arctic

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The fossil remains of 43 bowhead whales were mapped on the raised beaches of western Wollaston Peninsula, Victoria Island, Canadian Arctic, near the historic summer range limit of the Bering Sea stock in the Beaufort Sea. The elevations and radiocarbon ages of the remains demonstrate that the bowhead ranged commonly into the region following the submergence of Bering Strait at ca. 10,000 C 14 yr B.P. until ca. 8500 C 14 yr B.P. During the same interval, bowheads ranged widely from the Beaufort Sea to Baffin Bay. Late Holocene populations evidently were small, or occupations were brief, in comparison to those of the early Holocene


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 55, no3 [pp. 371-379]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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