[MARMAM] Pacific Islands cetaceans report

Cara Miller caramasere at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 18:11:59 PDT 2023

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the following report on Pacific Islands
cetaceans is now available online.

A report released by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment
Programme (SPREP) reviews the status of cetaceans in the waters surrounding
the Pacific island countries and territories.  More than 30 different
species of cetaceans are found in Pacific waters, from the large migratory
blue whales and fin whales to small dolphins such as the Australian snubfin
dolphin that lives in river deltas and estuaries.  Report author, Dr Cara
Miller states, “*There are verified records for 34 different cetacean
species across the Pacific islands region – this makes up almost half the
species known in the world. However, it is very likely there are more
species in the region that have not yet been observed or documented.*”  The
report carried out an extensive literature review, including both published
and unpublished information and verified anecdotal reports, with over 300
references cited.

The full report can be found here:



caramasere at gmail.com
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