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Demise of the Atlantic Grey Whale

Project description

The past and future of the grey whale

What led to the extirpation of the grey whale from the eastern Atlantic, and might they return to European waters? What is known is that this baleen whale species is currently restricted to the North Pacific. But there is evidence that the species was once also present in the North Atlantic, having migrated from the North Pacific by 50 000 cal BP. These Atlantic Ocean populations were then extirpated in historical times, around the 12th century in the eastern Atlantic and by the 17 to 18th centuries in the western Atlantic. The EU-funded DAG project will explore whether the species might return to European waters in the future. There have already been several spotted in the past 10 years.

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Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Net EU contribution
€ 202 158,72
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 202 158,72

Participants (1)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00