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New publication in Frontiers in marine Science!

21 October 2021, by Nico

We are very pleased to inform you our new publication is out “Vessel strikes with large whales in the Eastern Tropical Pacific”.

This is a review of what we know about the vessel strike risk in the area, as well as the first database of vessel strikes regionally.

If you would like to read more please see link here available for free download.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.675245/full.

FIRST HUMPBACK WHALE SIGHTINGS OF THE SEASON 2021/2022!

3rd October 2021, by Nico

Hello everyone, we are very excited to share with you that the first humpback whales of the season have been sighted in Mexico.

Here in mainland Mexico, two adult humpback whales were seen on the 30th September (!) in the Bay of Banderas, by Mita Expeditions and a some of the Park Guards of the Marietas Islands. A few days earlier whales were sighted in Baja California!

Most of the early whales are travelling down to Central America, but this is very exciting news. Usually we get the first sightings in mid- to late October.

Whale season starts on 8th December 2021, but we are expecting another exciting season here in Mexico!


Humpback whale Birth Publication

27th September 2021, by Nico

Hi everyone, we are very pleased to announce that our new publication in Marine Mammal Science is out, written with colleagues from Western Australia and Hawaii. Myself and my supervisor from Murdoch University, Josh Smith, have been working on this for a very long time, so we are overjoyed that it is finally published.

This was inspired by a humpback whale birth that Angel and I, and in fact my family (!) who were on holiday in Mexico, witnessed in 2015 close to Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico. 

In total, we could find only nine fully documented births worldwide. Although, we did have to drop a further three cases which we are sure were births, due to lack of photographic evidence.

If you would like to read please see link below, or email us for a copy! https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mms.12864?af=R 

Best wishes whales lovers and speak soon x