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Scientific Research & Information Resources:


The Oceania Project - Research and Scientific Publications

The Oceania Project's Humpback Whale Research Program:

An overview of the research being conducted by The Oceania Project in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Dr Trish Franklin's Research Focus - Marine Ecology Research Centre, Southern Cross University
Dr Trish Franklin's PhD thesis (Click title to download pdf):
The social and ecological significance of Hervey Bay Queensland for eastern Australian humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).

Dr Trish Franklin - Scientific Publications
Dr Trish Franklin - Google Citations
Dr Wally Franklin's Research Focus - Marine Ecology Research Centre, Southern Cross University
Dr Wally Franklin's PhD thesis (Click title to download pdf):
Abundance, population dynamics, reproduction, rates of population increase and migration linkages of eastern Australian humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) utilising Hervey Bay, Queensland
Dr Wally Franklin - Scientific Publications
Dr Wally Franklin - Google Citations


Cetacea - Research and Scientific Papers:
The links below provide a starting point for finding recent research papers and information related to Cetacea.
  • Marine Mammal Science
    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.

  • Journal Of Cetacean Research and Management 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
    * population dynamics
    * population biology
    * taxonomy
    * risk averse management strategies
    * direct and indirect exploitation
    * environmental changes and threats in the context of cetaceans
    * scientific aspects of whale watching and sanctuaries

    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 World Cetacea Database: Editor William F. Perrin
    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.
  • Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) - Research Bibliography:
    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.


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