Aquatic Mammals is the oldest peer-reviewed journal publishing papers on marine mammal science, studies of wild and captive animals, population dynamics, animal behavior, anatomy, taxonomy, and conservation, and veterinary medicine. It is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM), the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA).
Aquatic Mammals publishes articles related to marine mammals (such as whales, dolphins, seals, fur seals, sea lions, walrus, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears). Topics in Aquatic Mammals range widely and feature information on captive animals and wild marine mammals, aspects of husbandry, behavior, veterinary medicine, conservation, anatomy and physiology, training, population trends, and the effects of pollution, climate change, and noise. Additionally, each issue of Aquatic Mammals contains a feature called “Historical Perspectives,” which includes essays and high definition DVDs of interviews with prominent marine mammal scientists. The journal also publishes book reviews and various reports related to the content.
Aquatic Mammals is a journal that is published six times per year online and three times per year in hard copy double issues. All issues of Aquatic Mammals are available online at the Aquatic Mammals website. Full text access is available online through the Bellevue University website from January 2005 to the present.
Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than Books, V. 22 No. 2, Spring 2019.