Cetacea Volume in Handbook of European Mammals

Caroline is currently working as the Co-Editor on the Cetacea Volume in the Springer series the Handbook of the Mammals of Europe. The handbook offers a unique collection of information on all wild mammal species living in Europe and will serve as a standard reference guide for all ma

Falkland Islands report on sei and southern right whales

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.

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-

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
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Humpback dolphins in the Saloum Delta, Senegal

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new paper describing the occurrence of Atlantic humpback dolphins in the Saloum Delta region of Senegal: Weir, C.R. (2016). Atlantic humpback dolphins Sousa teuszii in the Saloum Delta (Senegal): distribution, relative abundance and photo-

Spinal abnormalities in Sousa species

We are pleased to announce the publication of our new paper describing spinal malformations in the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic humpback dolphins: Weir, C.R. and Wang, J.Y. (2016). Vertebral column anomalies in Indo-Pacific and Atlantic humpback dolphins Sousa spp. Diseases of Aquatic Or

New book chapter: distribution and habitat of the Atlantic humpback dolphin

We recently published a new paper which described the distribution and habitat of the Atlantic humpback dolphin throughout its Atlantic African range: Weir, C.R. and Collins, T. (2015). A review of the geographical distribution and habitat of the Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teusz