Falklands Conservation and a team of international project partners have recently published the Technical Report for a Darwin Plus funded project (DPLUS082) on sei whales and southern right whales in the Falkland Islands. Edited by Caroline, the citation for the report is: Weir, C.R.
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.
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
Caroline has been working for Falklands Conservation since October 2016, initiating a multi-faceted field research project on sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis) in the Falkland Islands. Although typically encountered in deep, oceanic waters in many parts of their ranges, the Falkland