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: 2005-01-01

Genetic analyses (mtDNA and microsatellites) of Okhotsk and Bering/Chukchi/Beaufort Seas populations of bowhead whales

R. G. LeDuc , A. E. Dizon , A. M. Burdin , S. A. Blockhin , J. C. George , R. L. Brownell Jr.


Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) summering in the Ligurian Sea: distribution, encounter rate, mean group size and relation to physiographic variables

Simone Panigada, Guiseppe Notarbartolo Di Sciara, Margherita Zanardelli Panigada , Sabina Airoldi , J. Fabrizio Borsani , Maddalena Jahoda


A note on strandings and entanglements of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Ecuador

Juan Jose Alava , Maria Jose Barragan , Cristina Castro , Raul Carvajal