Scientific Literature

Literature relating to Trinidad and Tobago Cetaceans

Below is a list of all the papers CCARO has collected relating to cetaceans in Trinidad and Tobago. We are currently requesting permission to link to the actual papers so hopefully you will have access to them soon.

Species Distribution


Preliminary Report on the IFAW Song of the Whale Caribbean Project, January-April 2006

Song of the Whale Team 2006


A Report on Cetacean Research Conducted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) off Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Grenada and Tobago from 12 January to 30 March 2000

Oliver Boisseau, Carole Carlson and Irene Seipt, 2000


Observations of small cetaceans in the Eastern Caribbean

Oliver Boisseau, Russell Leaper, Anna Moscrop,



Visual and Acoustic Survey Of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean Sea: Preliminary Findings

Steven L. Swartz, Anthony Martinez, Tim Cole, Phillip J. Clapham, Mark A. McDonald, John A. Hildebrand, Erin M. Oleson, Carolyn Burks and Jay Barlow

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-456, 2001


Cruise Results, Windwards Humpback Survey, NOAA Ship Gordon Gunther Cruise GU-00-01 (06)

NOAA, 2000



*Marine Mammals of the Wider Caribbean Region: A Review of their Conservation Status

Nathalie Ward and Anna Moscrop


**Distribution and Status of Marine Mammals of the Wider Caribbean Region: An Update on UNEP Documents

Randall R. Reeves, 2005 


Cetaceans of Venezuela, Their Distribution and Conservation Status

Aldemaro Romero, A. Ignacio Agudo, Steven M. Green and Guiseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara

NOAA Technical Report NMFS 151, 2001

By-Catch Issues

**A Review of Fisheries By-Catch of Marine Mammals in the Wider Caribbean Region

Jamie Bolaños-Jiménez and Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, 2005


Cetaceans and Gillnet Fisheries in Mexico, Central America and the Wider Caribbean: A Preliminary Review

Omar Vidal, Koen Van Waerebeek and Lloyd T. Findley, 1994

Rep. Int. Whal. Commn (Special Issue 15), 1994

Direct Cetacean Utilization: Whaling, Hunting, Viewing, Captivity

History of Whaling in Trinidad and Tobago

Randall R. Reeves, Jalaludin A. Khan, Randi R. Olsen, Steven L. Swartz and Tim D. Smith

J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 3(1):45-54, 2001


Historical occurence and distribution of humpback whales in the eastern and southern Caribbean Sea, based on datat from American whaling logbooks

Randall R. Reeves, Steven L. Swarts, Sara E. Wetmore and Phillip J. Clapham

J. Cetacean Res Mange, 3(2): 117-129, 2001

Environmental History of Marine Mammal Exploitation in Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. and its Ecological Impact

Aldemaro Romero, Ruth Baker,  Joel E. Creswell,  Anuradha Singh, Annabelle McKie and Michael Manna

Environment and History 8 (2002): 255-74


**Socio-economic Assessment of Marine Mammal Utilization in the Wider Caribbean Region: Captivity, Viewing and Hunting

Courtney S. Vail, 2005



Incidents involving Whales in Trinidad waters during 1987

Tessa Ottley, Christine Henry, Ahmad Khan, Avril Siung-Chang and Maxwell Sturm

Living World, 1987-88


* Report from the Fourth Meeting of the Interim Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC) to the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) in the Wider Caribbean Region (Havana, Cuba 3-6 August 1999)

**Reports from the Regional Workshop of Experts on the Development of the Marine Mammal Action Plan for the Wider Caribbean Region (Bridgetown, Barbados, 18-21 July 2005)

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