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Research Article

Spatial and Seasonal Distribution of American Whaling and Whales in the Age of Sail

  • Tim D. Smith mail,

    TimDenisSmith@gmail.com

    Affiliation: World Whaling History, Redding, California, United States of America

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  • Randall R. Reeves,

    Affiliation: Okapi Wildlife Associates, Hudson, Quebec, Canada

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  • Elizabeth A. Josephson,

    Affiliation: Integrated Statistics, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Judith N. Lund

    Affiliation: New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: April 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034905
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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

Corresponding Author

Email: TimDenisSmith@gmail.com

Competing Interests

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.

Author Contributions

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.