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The NAMMCO Scientific Publications series makes available in published, peer-reviewed form, scientific papers that have contributed to the work carried out by the NAMMCO Scientific Committee.

Announcements

 

The first article in Volume 11 is now available

 

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.

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.

 
Posted: 2019-02-12
 

Volume 10: Age estimation of marine mammals with a focus on monodontids is now completed

 

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!

 
Posted: 2018-08-31
 
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Vol 11 (2019): North Atlantic Sightings Surveys – Counting whales in the North Atlantic 2002–2016

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Articles

Daniel G. Pike, Thorvaldur Gunnlaugsson, Geneviève Desportes, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Gísli A. Vikingsson, Dorete Bloch