Special Volume on the biology of Kogia, species of pygmy and dwarf sperm whales, presents in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology. Published since 1963, this serial updates on a variety of topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology and biological oceanography.
1. Stomach contents of pygmy and dwarf sperm whales (Kogia spp.) from around Japan / Ayaka Matsuda, Tadasu K. Yamada, Yuko Tajima, Masao Amano, Takashi Matsuishi and Fumika Noto
2. Comparative analysis of the genetic structures of Kogia species populations in the western North Pacific / Shin Nishida, Tadasu K. Yamada, Yuko Tajima and Atsushi Uchimura
3. Records of digenean parasites of the dwarf sperm whale Kogia sima: morphologic and molecular information indicating a possible undescribed species / Akira Shiozaki, Tadasu K. Yamada, Yuko Tajima, Masao Amano and Shotaro Nakagun
4. Stranding data of Kogia spp. from the seas around Japan / Tadasu K. Yamada and Yuko Tajima
5. A histological study of the facial hair follicles in the pigmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) / Alfredo Lopez
6. Occurrence of Pygmy and dwarf sperm whales from Portugal to France (NE Atlantic) and the interaction with fisheries and marine debris / Alfredo Lopez
7. The biology of pygmy sperm whales (Kogia breviceps) from New Zealand waters / Stephanie Ploen
8. Age, growth and reproduction of pygmy (Kogia breviceps) and dwarf (K. sima) sperm whales stranded in South Africa / Stephanie Ploen
9. The fast lane revisited: life history strategy of Kogia spp. / Stephanie Ploen
10. Population structure of pygmy (Kogia breviceps) and dwarf (Kogia sima) sperm whales in the Southern Hemisphere: implications for foraging ecology and dispersal / Stephanie Ploen
11. Presence of the pygmy and sperm whale in the Canary Archipelago based on strandings and sightings / Vidal Martin
12. Records of dwarf sperm whales from visual surveys, eDNA and strandings reveal the regular use of Reunion's waters by this cryptic species / Violaine Dulau
Stephanie Plon's research interests focus on the general ecology of cetaceans (whales and dolphins), including their natural history, trophic ecology, anatomy, population genetics, strandings and health. For this, she uses a diverse array of research methods and also collaborates widely with colleagues in related research areas to gain a more holistic picture of variations in the populations found in our local Eastern Cape waters in South Africa.