Some Whales May Have Been Wiped Out by Medieval Europeans

Some Whales May Have Been Wiped Out by Medieval Europeans

Sep 15, 2023 by NYT > Climate and Environment

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  • Advertisement SKIP ADVERTISEMENT Trilobites A study of hundreds of specimens from European archaeological digs found two species of whales that are no longer present in the continent’s waters.
  • Europeans may have been contributing to the disappearance of Europe’s gray and right whales since medieval times and before.Credit...
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  • A new analysis of ancient whale bones, published Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science, suggests that medieval European hunting may have played a role in some whales disappearing from northeast Atlantic waters long before Captain Ahab, Ishmael and the Pequod sought their great white whale.

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