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  • It was the overexploitation of wildlife during the period of arctic exploration and whaling in the 18th and 19th centuries that led to the extinction of the Steller sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) in the Bering Sea and the great auk (Pinguinus impennis) in the North Atlantic, and drastic stock reductions and local extirpation of several other terrestrial and marine mammals and birds.

    Management and conservation of wildlife in the Arctic

  • Bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) and sea otters (Enhydra lutris) were almost driven to extinction throughout the Arctic [103], while the great auk (Pinguinus impennis) and Steller sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) did become extinct.

    General description of the Arctic biota

  • Species like the Steller sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), in the Bering Sea, and the great auk (Pinguinus impennis), in the North Atlantic, were hunted for food by early western explorers and whalers, and became extinct in the 18th and 19th centuries, respectively.

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • At least one species, the great auk (Pinguinus impennis), is now extinct because of overexploitation.

    The Arctic~ geography, climate, ecology, and people

  • ( '' Hydrodamalis gigas ''), in the Bering Sea, and the great auk ( '' Pinguinus impennis ''), in the North Atlantic, were hunted for food by early western explorers and whalers, and became extinct in the 18th and 19th centuries, respectively.

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  • Do tell!

    July 28, 2010

  • Not a penguin, but rather, the Great Auk. The etymology of this name may interest some.

    July 28, 2010