Romans may have hunted Mediterranean whales to near-extinction (page 2)

Two thousand years ago the Mediterranean Sea was a haven for two species of whale which have since virtually disappeared from the North Atlantic, a new study analyzing ancient bones suggests. The discovery of the whale bones in the ruins of a Roman fish processing factory located at the strait of Gibraltar also hints at the possibility that the Romans may have hunted the whales.

Romans may have hunted Mediterranean whales to near-extinction

Ancient whale bones recovered from Roman ruins suggests gray and right whales were present in the Mediterranean -- and were early victims of whale hunting.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from UPI

Ancient bones reveal 2 whale species lost from the Mediterranean Sea

Two thousand years ago the Mediterranean Sea was a haven for two species of whale which have since virtually disappeared from the North Atlantic, a new study analyzing ancient bones suggests. ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from ScienceDaily

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