Balaenoptera ricei is also the Gulf of Mexico whale

Corkeron, Peter, Roman, Joe, Kershaw, Francine, Leslie, Matthew S., Kraus, Scott D., and Sutaria, Dipani (2022) Balaenoptera ricei is also the Gulf of Mexico whale. Marine Mammal Science, 38 (2). pp. 847-849.

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[Extract] The names we give organisms matter to conservation efforts (Mace 2004). Currently, there are calls to reevaluate nomenclatural conventions in biology, to recognize indigenous priority (Gilman & Wright, 2020) and to engage with the history of colonialism (Pillon, 2021). The description of a new whale species in the Southern Hemisphere, Mesoplodon eueu, or Ramari's beaked whale, included engagement with Indigenous people (Carroll et al., 2021) showing that norms around naming marine mammal species appear to be evolving.

Item ID: 74555
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1748-7692
Copyright Information: © 2022 Society for Marine Mammalogy
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 02:41
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3199 Other biological sciences > 319999 Other biological sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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