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American Offshore Whaling

Download packages are available for the American Offshore Whaling databases on the Whaling History website. Each zipped package contains a readme file with column descriptions, licensing and citation information, and one or more files containing the data. The readme information is also available in the About page on this website for each database.


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American Offshore Whaling Voyages: A Database, by New Bedford Whaling Museum and Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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British Southern Whale Fishery

For access to the complete British Southern Whale Fishery data, contact the authors through the BSWF website contact page,