Estimates of the abundance of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) from the NASS Icelandic and Faroese ship surveys conducted in 2015.
Daniel G. Pike, Thorvaldur Gunnlaugsson, Bjarni Mikkelsen and Gisli A. Vikingsson
International Whaling Commission
The paper presents a new abundance estimate for humpback whales in the Central North Atlantic based on the 2015 NASS shipboard survey. Account is taken of suggestions made by an Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) established at SC 67A that met via teleconference. A revised abundance estimate is also presented from the TNASS-2007 survey according to suggestions made by the ICG.