[MARMAM] PCG Upwellings Newsletter Vol. 11, #1: Davidson Period

Kieckhefer at aol.com Kieckhefer at aol.com
Tue Jun 6 20:44:56 PDT 2006


The latest edition of Upwellings Newsletter is now available online as a pdf 
at: 

http://www.pacificcetaceangroup.org/html/newsletter.html

The main topics covered in this issue are:

- The Uncertain Future of Western North Pacific Gray Whales by Dr. David W. 
Weller

Dr. Weller directs the Western Gray Whale Project and has spent more time 
studying this population than any other scientist in the world. He is an expert 
in marine mammal behavioral ecology and conservation biology and has spent the 
past 22 years studying whales and dolphins worldwide. 

- Critically Endangered Cetacean Species by Dr. Thomas A. Jefferson

For the past 10 years nearly all of Dr. Jefferson's work has been related to 
conservation and management of marine mammals threatened by human activities. 
His current research focuses on the conservation biology of Indo-Pacific 
humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) and finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) 
populations in Hong Kong and surrounding waters. 

TOP 10 CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES OF CETACEANS
(in order, with the most endangered first):

1) Yangtze River dolphin or baiji (Lipotes vexillifer)
2) Gulf of CA harbor porpoise or vaquita (Phocoena sinus)
3) North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica)
4) North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
5) South Asian River dolphin (Platanista gangetica)
6) Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris)
7) Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii)
8) Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei)
9) Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)
10) Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori)

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Thomas R. Kieckhefer
PACIFIC CETACEAN GROUP
P.O. Box 835
Moss Landing, CA 95039
831-763-3608 (office/h)
Email: Newsletter at pcg-ca.org
Web Site: www.pcg-ca.org

PCG Mission:
The Pacific Cetacean Group (PCG) is a California based non-profit 
organization 501(c)3 founded in 1994. Our mission is to inspire conservation of marine 
mammals and other marine life through scientific research, education, and the 
arts.
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