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

Estimates of abundance of the eastern North Pacific stock of gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) 1997-2002

David J. Rugh, Roderick C. Hobbs , James A. Lerczak , Jeffrey M. Breiwick


Subsistence harvests of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) at Kaktovik, Alaska (1973-2000)

William R. Koski, John C. George , Gay Sheffield , Michael S. Galginaitis


Relative abundance of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from acoustic and visual surveys of the Baltic Sea and adjacent waters during 2001 and 2002

D. Gillespie, P. Berggren , S. Brown , I. Kuklik , C. Lacey , T. Lewis , J. Matthews , R. McLanaghan , A. Moscrop , N. Tregenza


Management of gillnet bycatch of cetaceans in New Zealand

Stephen M. Dawson , Elisabeth Slooten


A preliminary note on population structure in eastern South Pacific common bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus

G. Paolo Sanino , Koen Van Waerebeek , Marie-Francoise Van Bressem , Luis A. Pastene