Global review of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
This review presents the best available scientific information relevant to assessing the status of the humpbackwhale (Megaptera novaeangliae). Humpback whale population structure is described by incorporating information on spatial distribution, migratory connections and genetic population differentiation. Data on abundance and trends are presented relative to population structure. Habitat conditions, threats and recovery status are discussed.