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.
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.
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.
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.
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.