This is a peer-reviewed publication containing original scientific papers on the conservation and management of whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Journal is accompanied by an annual Supplement which contains the report of the IWC Scientific Committee meeting and intersessional workshops held during the relevant period. There are also a number of topic-based Special Issues.


Published: 2014-01-01

Occurrence, distribution and abundance of cetaceans in Onslow Bay, North Carolina, USA

Andrew J. Read, Susan Barco, Joel Bell, David L. Borchers, M. Louise Burt, Erin W. Cummings, Jennifer Dunn, Erin Meagher Fougeres, Lucie Hazen, Lynne E. Williams Hodge, Anne-Marie Laura, Ryan J. Mcalarney, Peter Nilsson, D. Ann Pabst, Charles G. M. Paxton, Suzanne Z. Schneider, Kim W. Urian, Danielle M. Waples, William A. Mclellan


Validation of the use of firearms for euthanising stranded cetaceans

J. O. Hampton, P. R. Mawson, D. K. Coughran, S. D. Vitali


Photo-identification confirms that humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) from eastern Australia migrate past New Zealand but indicates low levels of interchange with breeding grounds of Oceania

Wally Franklin, Trish Franklin, Nadine Gibbs, Simon Childerhouse, Claire Garrigue, Rochelle Constantine, Lyndon Brooks, Daniel Burns, David Paton, Michael Poole, Nan Hauser, Michael Donoghue, Kirsty Russell, David K. Mattila, Jooke Robbins, Megan Anderson, Carlos Olavarria, Jennifer Jackson, Michael Noad, Peter Harrison, Peter Baverstock, Russell Leaper, Scott Baker, Phil Clapham


Mixed-stock analysis of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) on Antarctic feeding grounds

Natalie T. Schmitt, Michael C. Double , Scott Baker , Nick Gales , Simon Childerhouse , Andrea M. Polanowski , Debbie Steel , Renee Albertson, Carlos Olavarria , Claire Garrigue , Michael Poole , Nan Hauser , Rochelle Constantine , David Paton , Curt S. Jenner , Simon N. Jarman , Rod Peakall