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Dr J.A. Gibson 1976, The Marine Mammals of the Clyde Faunal Area

A fantastic paper published in the Western Naturalist in 1976 by Scottish naturalist Dr J.A. Gibson. It gives the reader an idea of what species were once common in the Clyde and includes older references to sea monsters and even the Walrus spotted in Ettrick Bay on Bute. Blue whales, Beluga, Sperm whales… they are all in there and even has a reference to the albino porpoise shot off Millport in 1834. It is an amazing read and credit to Dr J.A. Gibson’s ┬ádedicated work sorting through old statistical, fisheries and newspaper records.

Gibson 1976