Consortium for the Conservation of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin: website

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new website that has been developed for the Consortium for the Conservation of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (CCAHD). The CCAHD was established in late 2020, as a collaborative group of scientists, conservation organisations and management

New publication: Cetacean habitat modelling in the Falklands

We have just published a paper describing habitat modelling of four cetacean species in the coastal waters around the Falkland Islands: Baines, M. and Weir, C.R. (2020). Predicting suitable coastal habitat for sei whales, southern right whales and dolphins around the Falkland Islands.

International Whaling Commission, June 2020

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 meetings of the International Whaling Commission were all held virtually. Caroline collaborated on two papers submitted to the IWC Scientific Meeting of the sub-committee on small cetaceans: Weir, C., Leeney, R. and Col

Sei whale movement, Brazil to the Falklands

Together with collaborators in Brazil, we have just published a note describing the movement of a sei whale between a presumed winter breeding area off Brazil, and a summer/autumn feeding ground in the Falkland Islands: Weir, C.R., Oms, G., Baracho-Neto, C.G., Wedekin, L.L. and Daura-

World Marine Mammal Conference, Dec 2019

In December 2019, Caroline attended the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, hosted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) and the European Cetacean Society (ECS). The conference goal was to bring together scientists, managers, policy-makers, educators and

Wintering southern right whales in the Falklands

We recently published a paper on the occurrence of southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) along the north-east coast of the Falkland Islands during winter: Weir, C.R. and Stanworth, A. (2019). The Falkland Islands (Malvinas) as sub-Antarctic foraging, migratory and wintering habi

Stranded Burmeister’s porpoise in the Falklands

Our short note on the first record of Burmeister’s porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis) in the Falkland Islands has just been published: Weir, C.R. and Rutherford, S. (2019). First record of Burmeister’s porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis) in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). Marine

New paper: false killer whales in the Falklands

We have just published a collaborative short note in Polar Biology describing a mass stranding of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in the Falkland Islands: Crofts, S., Martien, K.K., Robertson, K.M., Stanworth, A., Massam, S. and Weir, C.R. (2019). First record of false kill

Marine Protected Area for Risso’s dolphins?

Our collaborative paper on the importance of the waters around north-east Lewis (Scotland) for Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) has just been published. Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) are advocating for this area to be designated as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) for Riss

Book chapter: Cetaceans of Angola

During 2018 I was delighted to be invited to contribute to a comprehensive new book describing the biodiversity of Angola. The book, titled Biodiversity of Angola. Science and Conservation: A modern synthesis, includes chapters on flora, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, ter