European Red List assessments completed

During 2023, Caroline provided technical and scientific support to the IUCN in their work to measure European biodiversity using the Red List Index. Species on the European Red List (ERL) were last assessed in 2007, and the 2023 assessments included an expanded spatial area within the

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

Killer whale necropsy, Iceland

On 6 March 2016, on behalf of Filipa Samarra of the Icelandic Orca Project, I assisted with the necropsy of a killer whale that had stranded near to Kolgrafarfjörður on the west coast of Iceland on the 2 March. The whale was an adult female known to the Icelandic Orca Project as IS223

Towed Passive Acoustic Monitoring Workshop

In early March Caroline was invited to attend a Towed Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Workshop at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego. The workshop was jointly supported by the US Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Dolphins attack a harbour porpoise

Events in February 2014 and media coverage On 17 February I assisted the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) with the collection of two dead harbour porpoises from St Cyrus beach in Aberdeenshire. The skin of both porpoises exhibited extensive tooth raking from bottlenose
European otter (Lutra lutra), Unst, Shetland, Scotland

Shetland gallery – new images from the Shetland Islands

During May and June I spent four weeks in the Shetland Islands (Scotland, UK) photographing seabirds, otters and landscapes. I have uploaded a small gallery of Shetland images to the website. Highlights of the trip included two sightings of killer whales and some excellent encounters