> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope this information is helpful to you. Good luck! Kim Kim Marshall-Tilas (781) 259-0423 Whale Conservation Institute fax: 259-0288 191 Weston Road website: http://www.whale.org/ Lincoln, MA 01773 WCI is a member funded and focused organization. Membership has its privileges . . .