The View From the Castle: The more we learn of whales, the more they seem like the ocean's 'people,' but they are still managed like a crop

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley talks about how Americans now regard whales as rare and fascinating animals. Ripley describes present efforts by the International Whaling Commission to study and protect the decreasing population and variety of whale species.


International Whaling Commission


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 3, no. 7 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


October 1972


  • Marine Biology
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Animals
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Oceans
  • Preservation
  • Environmental policy
  • Whales
  • Castle View
  • Ecology
  • Mammals
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental protection
  • Marine biology--Research
  • Marine mammals
  • Oceanography

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