Cetacean Research & Information Resources:
The aim of this Humpback Whale Research Bibliography is to provide a comprehensive alphabetical listing of current research papers and references. If you know of papers that could be added please email details.General Reference Sites with information about Cetacea
Links to information about individual species of Cetacea
Department of Environment - Australia's research priorities for cetaceans
The Oceania Project's Humpback Whale Research Program
An overview of the research being conducted by The Oceania Project in Hervey Bay, Queensland, AustraliaTrish Franklin's Research Focus - Southern Cross University
Trish Franklin's PhD thesis (Click title to download pdf):Wally Franklin's Research Focus - Southern Cross University
Cetacean Research and Scientific Papers:
This section provides a starting point for finding recent research papers and information related to Cetacea.
publishes significant new findings on marine mammals resulting from original research on their form and function, evolution, systematics, physiology, biochemistry, behavior, population biology, life history, genetics, ecology and conservation.
is published by The International Whaling Commission. This peer-reviewed Journal has been established to publish papers on those matters of most importance to the conservation and management of whales, dolphins and porpoises, and in particular papers that are relevant to the tasks of the IWC Scientific Committee. These will include papers on:
* population assessment and trends
The language of the Journal is English. The aim of the Journal is to publish high quality original papers that advance scientific knowledge significantly and that can contribute to the wise conservation and management of cetacean species.
The Cetacea (whales, dolphins and porpoises) currently include 86 species that inhabit the world's oceans, lakes and rivers. Some are cosmopolitan, occurring in marine waters from pole to pole, while others are restricted by ecology and population status to small ranges of a few thousand square kilometers or less. Some are exclusively marine, others are freshwater, and some are both.
Taxonomic coverage of the database is limited to the living species, although one of them, the baiji or Yangtze river dolphin is possibly now extinct. Coverage of taxa includes families, genera, subgenera, species and subspecies.
Cetacea- General Reference Sites: