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: 2018-01-01

Long-term trends in a northern Gulf of Mexico common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Brian Balmer, T. Mcdonald, F. Hornsby, J. Allen, A. Barleycorn, P. Clarke, C. Cush, A. Honaker, K. Mchugh, T. Speakman, R. Wells, L. Schwacke


Influence of anthropogenic activities on marine mammal strandings in the estuary and northwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada, 1994–2008

Marie-Hélène Larose-Truchon, Lena Measures, Jean-Claude Brêthes, Elaine Albert, Robert Michaud


Abundance estimates for sperm whales in the Mediterranean Sea from acoustic line-transect surveys

Tim Lewis, Oliver Boisseau, Magnus Danbolt, Claire Lacey, Russell Leaper, Justin Matthews, Richard McLanaghan, Anna Moscrop


Migratory destinations and timing of humpback whales in the southeastern Caribbean differ from those off the Dominican Republic

Peter T. Strevick, Laurent Bouveret, Nadege Gandilhon, Caroline Rinaldi, Renato Rinaldi, Fredrik Broms, Carole Carlson, Amy Kennedy, Natalie Ward, Frederick Wenzel