No substantial change in Antarctic minke whale condition during the JARPA years
McKinlay, J. P., de la Mare, W. K., Welsh, A. H.
International Whaling Commission
Minke body condition has been posited as relevant to the development of Antarctic ecosystem models. A
number of previous analyses of data collected under the JARPA special permit whaling programme have
focussed on whether there is evidence of a statistically significant linear decline in body condition. The focus
here is broadened to examine the likely shape and variability in any time trends in body condition without
restricting the analyses to linear trends and measures of statistical significance.