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Volume 5, Issue 2 December 2012

Editorial discusses role of the internet in drawing attention to plight of marine species. Articles include one detailing the vampire squid and another documenting competitive feeding behavior between a Dogfish Shark and a seal in Vancouver BC, Canada. An article covers whether orcas in captivity have increased vulnerability to mosquito transmitted viruses. An article on a photographic assessment of skin disorders in whales and dolphins off coast Iceland. Detailed article that describes how to conduct biomedical health assessments in wild manatee and using this as teaching tool.

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Volume 5, Issue 1 June/July 2012

Editorial discusses the sad reality of government apathy as a threat to marine animals. One article explores anthropogenic activities threatening endangered blue whales near Sri Lanka. Another article focuses on use of conservation genetic tools in analyzing manatee populations. Then the article that compares brevotoxin levels in West Indian manatee, bottlenose dolphin and double crested cormorants in southwest Florida is very informative.

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Volume 4, Issue 2 December 2011

Editorial discussed the role of education as a conservation tool for marine mammals. One article explores the human and environmental impacts on the critically endangered Taiwan Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin. Another article reports the movements of dolphins between South Carolina’s estuarine and coastal waters. Then the article which reports the first records of anomalously white Harbor Porpoises in the Pacific Ocean is a must read. A practical article on the prevention of eye problems in captive seals. The article regarding key facts from the Vaquita Workshop in 2011 is a nice overview.

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Volume 4, Issue 1 June/July 2011

One article seeks to clarify the controversy over taxonomy of finless porpoises. Another focuses attention on fin whales risks of vessel collisions in the north western Mediterranean Sea. The article, focused on the Sechura Bay in northern Peru, provides survey data suggesting this location serves both as a nursery, potential breeding ground and migratory reference for humpback whales.

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Volume 3, Issue 2 December 2010

dec 2010 – Editorial highlights importance of examining all species within oceans to better understand ecology. This is illustrated by 2 of the articles, one reporting on the population structure and body dimensions of two crab species inhabiting a boulder-shore in Israel; the other from Turkey, emphasizes the usefulness of underwater photography for taxonomic and ecologic studies on fish parasites. An article reports on the chronology of the impact on seabirds of a persistent oil spill such as the Deepwater Horizon versus a rapid oil spill such as the Exxon Valdez.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, June/July 2010

Editorial announcement about JMATE listings in DOAG and CABI. Articles include a perspective on political obstacles faced in wildlife rescue from man-made disasters and a review of data trying to estimate seabird mortality versus oil spill size. Then an article determined the accuracy and range of sound localizations using small sensor arrays to localize animal vocalizations. From California 2 articles, one on skin lesions of unknown etiology in wild-ranging bottlenose dolphin calves in Monterey Bay; the other, a comprehensive account of sea otter diet in Elkhorn Slough.

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Volume 2, Issue 2 December 2009

Editorial reminisces about the effort required to publish a journal. Articles include one on the variation in external morphology of resident bottlenose dolphins in a region of Argentina. Another article examines endocrine disruptors and issues surrounding their impact on marine animals.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, June/July 2009

Articles include one on the short-term impact of dolphin-watching on the behaviour of bottlenose dolphins in western Australia. Another article focused on cetaceans’ occurrence off the west central Portugal coast using historical whaling data, observations of opportunity and boat-based surveys.

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Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2008

Editorial welcome and discussion of JMATE launch. Articles include a discussion on balancing cost versus morality of marine animal rehabilitation. A technical paper presents the use of a hand-held, PDA Based System for seabird data collection during cetacean surveys. Another interesting article discusses that sexual selection in humpback whales by contrasting nature of humpback song and hypotheses as to its function. There is also a clinical report on staphylococcal pyelonephritis and cystitis in a California sea lion. A review article covers contaminant levels in sirenians and impacts on conservation strategies. The article on winter abundance estimates for the common dolphin in the western approaches of the English Channel show this location is very important for this species.

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