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A tribute to the late Natalie Goodall and her museum at the end of the world

Peter Thomas at the Marine Mammal Commission kindly forwarded the following link, which we thought would be of interest to CSG members https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-long/museum-end-world. Natalie was long active in the CSG, and many of you knew her and visited the unique … Continue reading

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First gray whale seen in the southern hemisphere

Written by Dr Simon Elwen, of the Namibian Dolphin Project http://namibiandolphinproject.blogspot.co.uk/ On the 4th of May 2013, marine tour operators working in Walvis Bay, Namibia, reported an ‘odd looking whale, possibly a gray whale’ to local researchers running the Namibian … Continue reading

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Southeast Asian Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAM III)

The Third Southeast Asian Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAM III) will be taking place in Langkawi Island, Malaysia, from 4 – 10 March 2013. The event will be co-hosted by the MareCet Research Organization along with the Institute of Ocean and … Continue reading

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New CSG Logo

The Cetacean Specialist Group now has a logo!  The logo was designed by  Barb Taylor and Gill Braulik.  It will be added to the website shortly, and in the future will be available to add to reports and publications etc.

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Conservation of cetaceans and manatees in Western Africa

A new publication on cetaceans and manatees in the Western African region has just been published by CMS. The publication is a compilation of articles presented at the scientific symposium ‘Western African Talks on Cetaceans and their Habitats (WATCH)’ held … Continue reading

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Mediterranean common dolphin sightings in Israel

The Mediterranean subpopulation of common dolphins Delphinus delphis, is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Redlist.  As recently as 50 years ago, in the Mediterranean waters of Israel, short-beaked common dolphins were thought to be more common than bottlenose dolphins, … Continue reading

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CSG Chair Randall R. Reeves awarded Citation of Excellence

Dr Randall R. Reeves, Chair of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group, has been awarded the Species Survival Commission Chair’s Citation of Excellence. The award was given in recognition of his leadership of whale and dolphin conservation worldwide and his exceptional … Continue reading

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Okhotsk Beluga Whale: Independent Scientific Assessment

In March of this year, a small panel chaired by Randall Reeves and including CSG members Barb Taylor and Bob Brownell, was convened by the IUCN Species Survival Commission to provide an independent scientific assessment of recent research on belugas … Continue reading

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Workshop Report Released: Determining and quantifying threats to coastal cetaceans

Determining and quantifying threats to coastal cetaceans:  A regional collaborative workshop: 21-24 February 2011, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Edited by G. Minton and B.D. Smith. In February 2011, 27 cetacean researchers from the South Asian region came together at the Permai Rainforest Resort … Continue reading

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New book on cetacean conservation in the Mediterranean and Black Seas

A new book on the conservation of cetaceans in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, authored by Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Alexei Birkun and with a foreword by H.S.H. Albert II, Prince of Monaco, has been recently published by ACCOBAMS … Continue reading

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