The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission


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NAMMCO/JCNB Joint Scientific Working Group

Research in NAMMCO Member Countries

Scientists from the NAMMCO member countries are involved in many different research projects related to marine mammals in the North Atlantic. A few of the highlights can be found below:

Ringed Seal Research

Walrus Research

Beluga Research

Narwhal Research

Common Minke Whale Research

Fin Whale Research

Long-finned Pilot Whale Research


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Satellite tag on a narwhal. Photo: M.P. Heide-Jørgensen

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Satellite tagging a pilot whale in the Faroes. Photo: Bjarni Mikkelsen

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Summer distribution of common minke whales in the North Atlantic, showing sightings and effort from all North Atlantic Sightings surveys, 1987 - 2007, as well as 2007 CODA and SNESSA surveys.

You can read more about marine mammal research in the NAMMCO member countries on the individual Institute's webpages:

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Institute of Marine Research (Norway)

Norwegian Polar Institute

Marine Research Institute (Iceland)

Museum of Natural History (Faroe Islands)