About the Authors
- Tim D. Smith
- World Whaling History, Redding, California, United States of America
- Randall R. Reeves
- Okapi Wildlife Associates, Hudson, Quebec, Canada
- Elizabeth A. Josephson
- Integrated Statistics, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
- Judith N. Lund
- New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States of America
The authors have the following competing interests to declare. Reeves is the sole employee of Okapi Wildlife, a consulting company. Josephson is an employee of Integrated Statistics, a consulting company. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: TDS RRR EAJ JNL. Performed the experiments: TDS RRR EAJ JNL. Analyzed the data: TDS RRR EAJ JNL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TDS RRR EAJ JNL. Wrote the paper: TDS RRR EAJ JNL.