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Workshop on Important Marine Mammal Areas in the South Pacific

The IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force invited 23 marine mammal researchers and other experts from 14 Pacific countries to Apia, Samoa, for the second in a series of regional Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) workshops, 27-31 March 2017. … Continue reading

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Announcement of the Second Indian Ocean Cetacean Symposium

The Second Indian Ocean Cetacean Symposium will be held by the Marine Research Centre (www.mrc.gov.mv) in the Maldives in 2019.  This is to follow on from the first Indian Ocean Cetacean Symposium that was held almost a decade ago, in … Continue reading

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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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