Subject: Re: pilot whales

Kim Marshall (kim@whale.org)
Wed, 2 Sep 1998 18:17:09 -0400

>     Question:
Dear Kim,>     I am a student and concerned citizen doing a research
project on the status of the pilot whale (long and short finned). I was
wondering if any of your research involved pilots and what
literature/reports may have been done.  I was also wondering if anyone
there is a pilot expert or could refer me to those doing current research
on pilots.
 Lorena Lonergan

Reply:
Dear Lorena,
WCI's research does not include pilot whale studies at this time but I can
suggest searching WhaleNet's resource pages for publications about pilot
whales.  This page can be found at
http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/ed_resources.html#biblio plus you
might discover a link to a pilot whale specialist via WhaleNet as well.

As for a specialist studying pilot whales, I am going to suggest contacting
Joanna Bond who works with Dr. Amos at Cambridge University in the UK.  I
believe Dr. Amos completed a genetic study of pilot whales that pass by the
Farrow Islands.  Joanna's email address is jb@mole.bio.cam.ac.uk.

I hope this information is helpful to you.  Good luck! Kim


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