Denise Risch, Ursula Siebert and Sofie M. Van Parijs

., 2011 ; Stimpert et al., 2011 ); the function of these calls is largely unknown but many of the calls are stable over several years suggesting an important role in mediating social interactions (Rekdahl et al., 2013 ). Sounds produced by North Atlantic minke whales have only recently been described

Boundaries: North Atlantic Fin and Minke Whales-New Management Procedures The Scientific Committee stated that "if asked to consider stock boundaries today it would not make the same decision as in 1976. However, there is still insufficient evidence to determine where, if anywhere, stock boundaries should be

the allocated funds and a scheduled intersessional meeting of the Scientific Committee (around March 1992) prior to its ordinary meeting in June 1992, the Scientific Committee seems to be in a position to bring closer to implementation the RMP for Southern Hemisphere and North Atlantic minke whales at

United States Humpback Whale Conservation Management

Division of Humpback Whales into Distinct Populations for Endangered Species Management Purposes

Anastasia Telesetsky

whale species except minke whales. 2 The moratorium remains in place with the intention of reviving whale stocks that had been diminished through years of excess exploitation. The u.s. had listed all populations of the highly migratory humpback whale ( megaptera novaeangliae ) as a global

Annual Meeting. The main issues at the Meeting were as follows. 2. COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF WHALE STOCKS AND REVISED MANAGEMENT SCHEME For a number of years the IWC Scientific Committee (SC) has wrestled with the abundance estimate for the Northeast Atlantic minke whale population. Recalcula- tions of

Emily A. Gardner

to the drastic population reduction experienced by most of the great whale species. Only one species, the smaller minke whale, 40 is currently thought capable of withstanding any commercial hunting.41 Thus, the minke whale has become the focus of the whaling wars in recent years as prowhaling nations

Cetacean Research (IDCR) surveys, and those on eastern North Pacific gray whales, South Af- rica right whales, and Bering Sea bowhead whales be continued; 4. a contract study be carried out to analyse Southern Hemisphere minke whale marking data; 5. a work- shop be held to address the question of the use

Series:

Dan Liu

of “scientific research”, for example, the Antarctic jarpa i programme, and jarpa ii programme in the Northern Pacific Ocean. The Japanese Whale Research Programme initially targeted approximately 300 minke whales per season, and increased this to 400 whales per season from the 1995/96 season. In

Desray Reeb, Peter Best, Per Palsbøll and Schaeff

time and energy represented by the calf. Introduction Little is known about the behavioural processes surrounding conception in large whales. For most baleen whale species examined to date, pregnancy is estimated to occupy 11-13 months, with minke whales (at 10 months) a possible exception (Lockyer

numbers."' Table 7G and the accompanying figure indicate the magnitude of this uncertainty by indicating the extremes of two estimates for one stock of Minke whales in the Southern Hemisphere. In 1984, for example, the lower limit for one estimate, at a 95% confidence interval, was 784,000, and the upper