Solomon Islands dolphin project: Progress report


As a follow-up to the Solomon Islands dolphin workshop held in Samoa in 2008 (see Special Projects, Solomon Islands), Marc Oremus and colleagues have been conducting field research in the Solomons to obtain abundance estimates of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in the area where the recent live-capture for export operations have been centered. In the course of this work, they have also obtained interesting new data and information on other cetaceans in the region and on the traditional drive hunt for small cetaceans at Malaita.

To view or download a June 2011 progress report on this work by Oremus et al., click here: