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MERS Catalogues and Publications

MERS Whale Catalogues

Catalogue of Humpback Whales of Northern Vancouver Island version 11 (June 2023)

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Minke Whale Catalogue
Second Edition

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MERS Publications

Towers, J.R, C.J. McMillan, M. Malleson, J. Hildering, J.K.B. Ford, and G.M. Ellis. 2013. Seasonal movements and ecological markers as evidence for migration of common minke whales photo-identified in the eastern North Pacific. J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 13(3):221-229.

Pitman, R.L., J.W. Durban, M. Greenfelder, C. Guinet, M. Jorgensen, P.A. Olson, J. Plana, P. Tixier, and J.R. Towers. Observations of a distinctive morphotype of killer whale (Orcinus orca), type D, from subantarctic waters. 2011. Polar Biol. 34: 303-306.

Cheeseman T et al. A collaborative and near-comprehensive North Pacific humpback whale photo-ID dataset. Sci Rep. 2023 Jun 23;13(1):10237. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-36928-1. PMID: 37353581; PMCID: PMC10290149.

DFO Killer Whale Catalogues

Towers, J.R., Sutton, G.J., Shaw, T.J.H., Malleson, M., Matkin, D., Gisborne, B., Forde, J., Ellifrit, D., Ellis, G.M., Ford, J.K.B., and Doniol-Valcroze, T. 2019. Photo-identification Catalogue, Population Status, and Distribution of Bigg’s Killer Whales known from Coastal Waters of British Columbia, Canada. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3311: vi + 299 p.

Towers, J.R., Pilkington, J.F., Gisborne, B., Wright, B.M., Ellis, G.M., Ford, J.K.B., and Doniol-Valcroze, T. 2020. Photo-identification catalogue and status of the northern resident killer whale population in 2019. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3371: iv + 69 p

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