Articles and outreach

Peer-reviewed publications
Grove, T., Senglat, C., Petitguyot, M., Kosiba, D. and Rasmussen, M.H. (2020). Mass stranding and unusual sightings of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) in Skjálfandi Bay, Iceland. Marine Mammal Science, e12689. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12689.
Conference presentations
Grove, T., Homer, N., Romanov, M., Rasmussen, M. H., Henry, L-A. (2019). Estimating circulating concentrations of cortisol in large whales via blow sample collection with an unmanned aerial vehicle. Speed talk presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona.
Dodds, F., Grove, T., Tan, B., Rasmussen, M. H., Henry, L-A. (2019). Assessing summer body condition of humpback and blue whales using an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in Skjálfandi Bay, Northern Iceland. Poster presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona.
Petitguyot, M., Grove, T., Senglat, C., Kosiba, D. and Rasmussen, M.H. (2019). Mass stranding and unusual sightings of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) in Skjálfandi Bay, Iceland. Poster presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona.
Grove, T., Homer, N., Denham, S., Henry, L-A., Romanov, M. and Rasmussen, M. H. (2019). Quantifying cortisol concentration in respiratory condensate of large cetaceans. Poster presented at the Scottish Metabolomics Network Conference, Glasgow [people’s choice award].
Grove, T., Henry, L-A., Homer, N. and Rasmussen, M. H. (2019). Whale Wise: assessing and mitigating the impact of whale watching encounters on whale populations in north Iceland. Poster presented at the UK & Ireland Regional Student Chapter of the Society of Marine Mammalogy Conference.
Organised events
World Whale Day beach clean
Details: Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, February 2020
Description: A local beach clean to celebrate World Whale Day, with a photo shoot to demonstrate the impact of pollution on marine life.
Cetacean Conversation
Details: Húsavík Whale Museum, Iceland, August 2019
Description: a night of local, public debate about various marine conservation issues.
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For the Love of Whales
Húsavík Whale Museum, Iceland, July 2019
Description: celebration of our connection with whales through talks, music, poetry and debate.
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Public talks
WDC Shorewatch webinar (x 2)
Title: 1) The highs and blows of whale research. 2) Northern connection: Scottish and Icelandic whales
Details: online talk and discussion, April 2020.
InterSci webinar
Title: Snot samples can be used to measure stress in wild animals
Details: Online talk and questions, organised by InterSci, April 2020.
Earth LIVE lesson
Title: What can we learn from whale snot?
Details: Online talk and questions, organised by Lizzie Daly Wildlife TV Youtube channel, March 2020.
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Lindblad / National Geographic Expeditions cruise talks
Title: Body size and whale snot: tales of whale research from Iceland
Details: three talks for cruise ship passengers, Iceland, summer 2019.
Pint of Science 2019
Title: In search of whale snot: do whales get stressed in Icelandic waters?
Details: Edinburgh, pub setting, May 2019.
Cafe Scientifique
Title: Marine mammals in Scotland and the threats they face
Details: Scottish Seabird Centre, May 2019.
Noble Caledonia cruise talk
Title: In search of whale snot: do whales get stressed in Icelandic waters?
Details: one talk for cruise ship passengers, Iceland, August 2019.
Science festivals
Midlothian Science festivals
Details: IKEA, October 2019
Description: part of the stall ‘Stressbusters’ with the clinical research facility of the University of Edinburgh. Demonstrated stress research.
Edinburgh Science Festival
Details: National Museum of Scotland and Scottish Parliament, April 2019
Description: part of the stall ‘Stressbusters’ with the clinical research facility of the University of Edinburgh. Demonstrated stress research.
Video screenings
For the Love of Whales
Produced by Alyssa Stoller
Details: screened at Wild Film Fest, 2020
Festival link
For the Love of Whales
Produced by Alyssa Stoller
Details: screened at World Marine Mammal Conference video night, 2019
Video night link