• Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Sea of Cortez, California

Cetacean research projects

Caroline Weir has been studying free-ranging cetaceans since 1995. She has carried out cetacean research in a wide range of geographic regions including the UK and Ireland, the Falkland Islands, the Faroe-Shetland Channel, the Rockall Trough, Iceland, the Bay of Biscay, Angola, the Gulf of Guinea, Senegal, Guinea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Current projects

Since 2016, Caroline’s research has focussed on the cetaceans inhabiting the Falkland Islands, particularly sei whales and southern right whales, but also including other baleen whale species, Commerson's dolphins and Peale's dolphins. Information on the ecological research being carried out on both of the primary species of baleen whale can be found by following the links below.

Previous projects

Details of several of Caroline’s previous core research projects are provided at the links below.