Distribution and Apparent Abundance of the Basking Shark, Cetorhinus maximus, off the Central and Southern California Coast, 1962-85

Squire, Jr. , James L. (1990) Distribution and Apparent Abundance of the Basking Shark, Cetorhinus maximus, off the Central and Southern California Coast, 1962-85. Marine Fisheries Review, 52(2), pp. 8-11.

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Abstract

Basking sharks, Cetorhinus maximus, are frequently observed along the central and northwestern southern California coast during the winter and spring months. These large plankton feeding elasmobranchs, second in size only to the whale shark, Rhineodon typus, had been the subject of a small commercial fishery off California in the late 1940's and early 1950's for their liver oil, rich in vitamin A, and in later years for reduction into fish meal and oil (Roedel and Ripley, 1950). These fisheries were sporadic and did not take basking sharks in large numbers.

Item Type: Article
Title: Distribution and Apparent Abundance of the Basking Shark, Cetorhinus maximus, off the Central and Southern California Coast, 1962-85
Personal Creator/Author:
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Squire, Jr. , James L.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 52
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 8-11
Date: 1990
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9932
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 13:51
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9932

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