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: 2012-01-01

Recent abundance of bowhead whales in Isabella Bay, Canada

R. G. Hansen, M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, K. L. Laidre


Antarctic waters (Area V) near the Balleny Islands are a summer feeding area for some eastern Australian Breeding Stock E(i) Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Wally Franklin, Trish Franklin, Lyndon Brooks, Nadine Gibbs, Simon Childerhouse, Franz Smith, Daniel Burns, David Paton, Claire Garrigue, Rochelle Constantine, M. Michael Poole, Nan Hauser, Michael Donoghue, Kirsty Russell, David K. Mattila, Jooke Robbins, Adrian Oosterman, Russell Leaper, Peter Harrison, Scott Baker, Phil Clapham


A note on biological data from the hunt of bowhead whales in West Greenland 2009–2011

M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, E. Garde, N. H. Nielsen, O. N. Andersen, S. H. Hansen


A note on a mother-foetus pair and alleged father match in the Atlantic fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) off Iceland

Christophe Pampoulie, Gudbjorg Olafsdottir, Sigurbjorg Hauksdottir, Sigurlaug Skirnisdottir, Kristinn Olafsson, Steinunn Magnusdottir, Valerie Chosson, Sverrir Daniel Halldorsson, Droplaug Olafsdottir, Thorvaldur Gunnlaugsson, Anna K. Danielsdottir, Gisli A. Vikingsson


Chilean blue whales off Isla Grande de Chiloe, 2004-2010: distribution, site-fidelity and behaviour

Barbara Galletti Vernazzani, Carole A. Carlson, Elsa Cabrera, Robert L. Brownell Jr.


Discrete or not so discrete: long distance movements by coastal bottlenose dolphins in UK and Irish waters

Kevin P. Robinson, Joanne M. O'Brien, Simon D. Berrow, Barbara Cheney, Marina Costa, Sonja M. Eisfeld, Damien Haberlin, Laura Mandleberg, Mairead O'Donovan, Machiel G. Oudejans, Conor Ryan, Peter T. Stevick, Paul M. Thompson, Padraig Whooley