Cetacean research, conservation and management since 1946 – Interview with Andrej Bibič, Chair of the International Whaling Commission

By Hannah Schartmann. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is the global body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling. Andrej Bibič is the current chair of the IWC. Since when are you working for the IWC? What was your motivation to work for the commission? I will serve a two-year term…

A Glimpse into the Unknown of the Largest Bay in the South Pacific

By Frederick Walters. At 80km in length, 1km depth and over 1000km2 of surface area, Natewa Bay is the largest bay in the South Pacific. Located in the Fijian Archipelago on Vanua Levu island, it offers unusual conditions for its inhabitants. Many typical stressors facing marine life nowadays don’t seem to apply here as much…