Areas or regions where sperm whales were exploited by whalers 1760-1920. This map was originally published in the 2007 article “There She Blew! Yankee Sperm Whaling Grounds, 1760-1920” (http://www.hull.ac.uk/oceanspast/). These geographic data, and other historic fishing areas and grounds, can be found at the Historical Atlas of Marine Ecosystems (http//hmap.unh.edu).
By John L. Bannister, Elizabeth A. Josephson, Randall R. Reeves and Tim D. Smith