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Author Moore, Michael J. (Marine biologist), author.

Title We are all whalers : the plight of whales and our responsibility / Michael J. Moore.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  599.5 MOORE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  599.5273 MOORE    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  599.5 MOO    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  599.5 MOORE    Check Shelf
Description xx, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Young man, there are no whales left -- The first whale I had ever seen -- Whaling with intent -- The bowhead is more than food -- Whaling by accident -- Treating whales -- our skinny friend -- Taking the long view : why can't we let right whales die of old age? -- Postscript I : getting really cold -- Postscript 2 : a lonely tunnel with no light at the end.
Summary "Marine scientist Michael J. Moore says we are all whalers, but we don't have to be. Eating fish leads to North Atlantic right whales' entanglement and death. Buying goods made around the world requires global shipping routes, which do not accurately consider right whale breeding and feeding sites, leading to collision. To explain this, Moore conveys to readers scenes from over thirty years' worth of fieldwork, performing whale necropsies for animals stranded on beaches, working as an independent researcher alongside whalers using explosive harpoons, and tracking injured pregnant whales to deliver antibiotics. Despite these sometimes disturbing experiences, Moore has written a hopeful book. He uses these stories to show we can change and to tell us how; the technology for rope-less fishing and tracking whale migrations already exist to protect both right whales and the people who depend on shipping and fishing for their livelihoods"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Northern right whale -- Effect of human beings on.
Bowhead whale -- Effect of human beings on.
Right whales -- Research.
ISBN 9780226803043 hardcover
022680304X hardcover
9780226803180 electronic book
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