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Below is a list of some of the most recent scientific papers.



Konishi, K., Hakamada, T., Kiwada, H., Kitakado, T. and Walloe, L. 2013. Decrease in stomach contents in the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) in the Southern Ocean. Polar Biology 37: 205-215. L-J Abstract, Springer Link

Punt, A.E. 2014. A summary history of the application of statistical catch-at-age analysis (SCAA) to Antarctic minke whales. J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 14:81-92.

Punt, A.E., Hakamada, T., Bando, T. and Kitakado, T. 2014. Assessment of Antarctic minke whales using statistical catch-at-age analysis (SCAA). J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 14:93-116.


Yasunaga, G., Fujise, Y., Zenitani, R., Tanabe, S. and Kato, H. 2015. Spatial and temporal variation of PCBs and organochlorine pesticides in the Antarctic minke whales, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, in the period 1987-2005. Chemosphere 126: 11-17. L-J Abstract, ScienceDirect Link



Inoue, S., Kishiro, T., Fujise, Y., Nakamura, G. and Kato, H. 2014. Seasonal changes in the testis of the North Pacific common minke whale. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi 80 (2): 185-190 (in Japanese). L-J Abstract, CiNii Link

Murase, H., Hakamada, T., Matsuoka, K., Nishiwaki, S., Inagake, D., Okazaki, M., Tojo, N. and Kitakado, T. 2014. Distribution of sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis) in the subarctic-subtropical transition area of the western North Pacific in relation to oceanic fronts. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 107: 22-28. NL-J Abstract, ScienceDirect Link

Nakamura, G., Kadowaki, I., Nagatuka, S., Fujise, Y., Kishiro, T. and Kato, H. 2014. Variation in a color pattern of white patch on the flippers of North Pacific common minke whales: Potential application for their interoceanic difference. La mer 52: 31-47. L-J

Nakamura, G. and Kato, H. 2014. Developmental changes in the skull morphology of common minke whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata. Journal of Morphology doi:10.1002/jmor.20288. L-J Abstract, Wiley Link

Niimi, S., Imoto, M., Kunisue, T., Watanabe, M.X., Kim, E.Y., Nakayama, K., Yasunaga, G., Fujise, Y., Tanabe, S. and Iwata, H. 2014. Effects of persistent organochlorine exposure on the liver transcriptome of the common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) from the North Pacific. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 108: 95-105. L-J Abstract, ScienceDirect Link


Kitayama, C., Sasaki, M., Ishikawa, H., Mogoe, T., Ohsumi, S., Fukui, Y., Budipitojo, T., Kondoh, D. and Kitamura, N. 2015. Structure and functions of the placenta in common minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Bryde's (B. brydei) and sei (B. borealis) whales. Journal of Reproduction and Development 61(5): 415-421. L-J Abstract and PDF, J-STAGE Link

Murase, H., Tamura, T., Otani, S., Nishiwaki, S. Satellite tracking of Bryde's whales Balaenoptera edeni in the offshore western North Pacific in summer 2006 and 2008. Fish Sci 82:35-45. NL-J Abstract, Springer Link

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Pastene, L.A. 2014. Macaya Hermanos y Compania. Notas sobre las actividades de la empresa ballenera de mas larga historia en Chile. Coleccion Mocha Dick. 255-274. 292pp.

Quiroz, D. and Pastene, L.A. 2014. Norwegian whaling in Chile in the 20th Century and its influence on Chilean local communities. In: Jan Erik Ringstad (editor). Whaling and History IV. Commander Chr. Christensen's Whaling Museum, part of Vestfoldmuseene IKA, Sandefjord. 61-70. 192pp.

Quintela, M., Skaug, H.J., Oien, N., Haug, T., Seliussen, B.B., Solvang, H.K., Pampoulie, C., Kanda, N., Pastene, L.A. and Glover, K.A. 2014. Investigating Population Genetic Structure in a Highly Mobile Marine Organism: The Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata acutorostrata in the North East Atlantic. PLOS ONE 9(9): e108640. Abstract and PDF, PlosOne Link


Funasaka, N., Kirihata, T., Kato, H. and Ohsumi, S. 2015.The first record of a true albino common bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncates from Japan. Mammal Study 40:19-22. Abstract, BioOne Link

Pastene, L.A., Acevedo, J., Siciliano, S., Sholl, T.G.C., de Moura, J.F., Ott, P.H. and Aguayo-Lobo, Anelio. 2015. Population genetic structure of the South American Bryde's whale. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia 50 (3):453-464. Abstract and PDF, RBMO Link

Sakamoto, M., Itai, T., Yasutake, A., Iwasaki, T., Yasunaga, G., Fujise, Y., Nakamura, M., Murata, K., Chan, H.M., Domingog, J. L. and Marumoto, M. 2015. Mercury speciation and selenium in toothed-whale muscles. Environmental Research 143:55-61. Abstract, ScienceDirect Link

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