The Less Expected Consequences of Climate Change for Cetaceans
Mark P Simmonds and Laetitia Nunny
There is growing evidence that cetaceans are being affected by climate change. The 2021 IWC on this topic, reviewed some interactions and potential consequences, but there are a range of other interactions between cetaceans and climate change that are now coming into improved focus, such as the effects of increased freshwater ingress into cetacean habitats, persistent areas of atypically warm water and increased storminess. Here we take note of some of the recently published literature on what might, at this point, be described as the ?less expected consequences of climate change for cetaceans? and support the case for a further dedicated IWC workshop to look at such matters.