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: 2008-01-01

Mitochondrial genetic variation in bowhead whales in the western Arctic

B. L. Taylor , R. G. LeDuc , K. K. Martien , P. A. Morin , N. Hedrick , K. M. Robertson , N. S. Mugue, R. G. Borodin , D. A. Zelenina , D. Litovka , J. C. George


Estimates of large whale abundance in West Greenland waters from an aerial survey in 2005

M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, D. L. Borchers, L. Witting, K. L. Laidre, M. J. Simon, A. Rosing-Asvid , D. G. Pike


Distribution and density estimates of cetaceans along the midAtlantic Ridge during summer 2004

Gordon T. Waring, Leif Nottestad , Erik Olsen , Henrik Skov , Gisli Vikingsson


Seasonal abundance and distribution patterns of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near St. Joseph Bay, Florida, USA

B. C. Balmer , R. S. Wells , S. M. Nowacek , D. P. Nowacek , L. H. Schwacke , D. A. Mclellan , F. S. Scharf , T. K. Rowles , L. J. Hansen , T. R. Spradlin , D. A. Pabst