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.

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-

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
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New report: Falkland Island sei whales

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

Dusky dolphins in the Falklands – new paper

We just published a short note in Marine Biodiversity Records describing the occurrence of dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) in the Falkland Islands: Weir, C.R. and Black, A. (2018). Records of the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) in the Falkland Islands, including assoc

Bent dorsal fins in cetaceans – new publication

A new collaborative paper has just been published that describes the occurrence of “bent fins” in species of cetaceans worldwide. During my work on sei whales at Falklands Conservation, we photographed one whale in East Falkland with an unusual bent over dorsal fin that ha