The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO) is proud to announce the completion of Volume 11 of the NAMMCO Scientific Publications series. Sighting Surveys in the North Atlantic: 30 years of counting whales is a collection of papers edited by Geneviève Desportes, Rikke Guldborg Hansen and Daniel G. Pike.Read more about Volume 11 now complete
The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO) is proud to announce the completion of Volume 11 of the NAMMCO Scientific Publications series. Sighting Surveys in the North Atlantic: 30 years of counting whales is a collection of papers edited by Geneviève Desportes, Rikke Guldborg Hansen and Daniel G. Pike.Read more about Volume 11
The original publication of the Volume 9 article "Use of Multiple Methods to Estimate Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) Abundance in the Penny Strait-Lancaster Sound and West Jones Sound Stocks, Canada" by Robert E.A. Stewart and colleagues was missing Table 7. A new version of this article with the table included has now been posted online and is available here.Read more about Correction to Stewart et al. (2014)
A correction has been made to the Early Online Version of the article "Estimates of the abundance of cetaceans in the central North Atlantic based on the NASS Icelandic and Faroese shipboard surveys conducted in 2015" by Daniel G. Pike, Thorvaldur Gunnlaugsson, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Sverrir D. Halldórsson, Gísli Víkingsson. A full description of the correction and the reason for it is available at the end of the new version of the article.Read more about Corrigendum
Estimates of the abundance of cetaceans in the central North Atlantic based on the NASS Icelandic and Faroese shipboard surveys conducted in 2015 is the third article in NAMMCO Scientific Publications Volume 11: Sightings Surveys in the North Atlantic: 30 years of counting whales. The authors are Daniel G. Pike, Thorvaldur Gunnlaugsson, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Sverrir D. Halldórsson and Gísli Víkingsson.Read more about New publication in Volume 11
NAMMCO Scientific Publications now requires authors to submit manuscripts using the NAMMCO Manuscript Template for Authors. The template can be found here, along with the updated Author Guidelines.
Submissions that are not using the template will be returned to the author.Read more about Manuscript template
For any issues or questions about the template, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Abundance of whales in West and East Greenland in summer 2015 is the second article in the newest volume of the NAMMCO Scientific Publication Series. It was authored by Rikke G. Hansen, Tenna K. Boye, Rasmus S. Larsen, Nynne H. Nielsen, Outi Tervo, Rasmus D. Nielsen, Marianne H. Rasmussen, Mikkel H. S. Sinding and Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen and presents the results of an aerial line transect survey of cetaceans in West and East Greenland.Read more about New publication in Volume 11
NAMMCO Scientific Publications Volume 11 is on its way, with the publication of the first article “Estimates of the relative abundance of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in the Northeast Atlantic from 1987 to 2015 indicate no long-term trends” by Daniel G. Pike, Thorvaldur Gunnlaugsson, Geneviève Desportes, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Gísli A. Vikingsson & Dorete Bloch.Read more about The first article in Volume 11 is now available
Volume 11: North Atlantic Sightings Surveys – Counting whales in the North Atlantic 2002–2016 will consist of a series of articles dealing with the results of NASS, a series of internationally coordinated cetacean surveys that were conducted in the North Atlantic in 1987, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007 and 2015.
Age estimation is important in a management perspective, as it helps determine catch composition and stock demography. Different techniques are used for this, with the counting of growth layer groups in hard structures; teeth, ear plugs and baleen being the most widely used for marine mammals. In 2009, the Joint Scientific Working Group of the Canada and Greenland Joint Commission on Narwhal and Beluga and the NAMMCO Scientific Committee recommended that one or more workshops with the subject of obtaining standardized and accurate age estimates be convened by NAMMCO. This volume is the product of the review and two workshops resulting from this recommendation.
The workshops were held in 2011, and the first papers were published two years later, so this volume has indeed been a lengthy process. Despite this, we believe that the papers contained in this volume are still, and will continue to be, both relevant and useful for readers interested in age estimation techniques.
Enjoy!Read more about Volume 10: Age estimation of marine mammals with a focus on monodontids is now completed
2015-03-18The final versions of the papers in Volume 9 are now available. Click "Archives" above to go to Volume 9. To order a hard copy of the volume, please contact the NAMMCO Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org Read more about Final versions of papers in Volume 9: Walrus of the North Atlantic