Below is a list of scientific articles specifically focusing on Omura’s whales, including data from Omura’s whales, or making reference to Bryde’s whales that were later identified as Omura’s whales.  This list is undoubtedly incomplete and will be added to as more references are found and/or published.


 Adulyanukosol, Kanjana, Surasak Thongsukdee, Surachai Passada, Theerawat Prempree, and Tanet Wannarangsee. 2012. Bryde’s Whales in Thailand. Bangkok: Aksornthai Printing Co.

Best, P B. 2001. “Distribution and Population Separation of Bryde’s Whale Balaenoptera edeni off Southern Africa.” Marine Ecology Progress Series. Progress Series 220: 277–89. http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=14096062.

Best, P B. 2007. Whales and Dolphins of the Southern African Subregion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cerchio, C, et al. 2015 Omura's whales (Balaenoptera omurai) off northwest Madagascar: ecology, behaviour and conservation needs. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150301 DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150301.

Garrigue, C, and M Poupon. 2013. Guide D’identification: Mammifères Marins de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa: Artypo.

Jung, J L, W C Mullié, K Van Waerebeek, M M Wagne, A S O Bilal, Z A O Sidaty, L Toomey, E Méheust, and F Marret. 2015. “Omura’s Whale off West Africa: Autochthonous Population or Inter-Oceanic Vagrant in the Atlantic Ocean?” Marine Biology Research.

Kawamura, A. 1977. “On the Food of Bryde’s Whales Caught in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans.” Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute 29: 49–58.

Kawamura, A. 1980. “Food Habits of the Bryde’s Whales Taken in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans.” Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute 32: 1–23.

Kershaw, F, M S Leslie, T Collins, R M Mansur, B D Smith, M Gianna, R Baldwin, et al. 2013. “Population Differentiation of 2 Forms of Bryde’s Whales in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.” Journal of Heredity 104 (6): 755–64.

LeDuc, R, and A E Dizon. 2002. “Reconstructing the Rorquals Phylogeny: With Comments on the Use of Molecular and Morphological Data for Systematic Study.” In Molecular and Cell Biology of Marine Mammals, edited by CJ Pfeiffer and Paul E. Nachtigall, 100–110. Florida: Krieger.

Marx, F G, and R E Fordyce. 2015. “Baleen Boom and Bust: A Synthesis of Mysticete Phylogeny, Diversity and Disparity.” Royal Society Open Science 2 (4): 140434. http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/2/4/140434.abstract.

Ottewell, Kym, Douglas Coughran, Megan Gall, Lyn Irvine, and Margaret Byrne. In Press. “Stranding of Omura’s Whale (Balaenoptera Omurai) in Western Australia.” Aquatic Mammals.

Perrin, W F, M L L Dolar, and E Ortega. 1995. “Osteological Comparison of Bryde’s Whales from the Philippines with Specimens from Other Regions.” Report SC/47/NP2 to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission.

Ponnampalam, L S. 2012. “Opportunistic Observations on the Distribution of Cetaceans in the Malaysian South China, Sulu and Sulawesi Seas and an Updated Checklist of Marine.” Raffles B Zool 60 (1): 221–31.

Reeves, R R, W F Perrin, B L Taylor, C S Baker, and S L Mesnick. 2004. “Report of the Workshop on Shortcomings of Cetacean Taxonomy in Relation to Needs of Conservation and Management.” Edited by R R Reeves, W F Perrin, B L Taylor, C S Baker, and S L Mesnick. NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-NMFS-SWFSC-363:59-60.

Reilly, S B, J L Bannister, P B Best, M Brown, R L Brownell Jr., D S Butterworth, P J Clapham, et al. 2008. “Balaenoptera Omurai.” The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>.

Rosel, P E, and L A Wilcox. 2014. “Genetic Evidence Reveals a Unique Lineage of Bryde’s Whales in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.” Endangered Species Research 25 (19-34).

Sasaki, Takeshi, Masato Nikaido, Shiro Wada, Tadasu K Yamada, Ying Cao, Masami Hasegawa, and Norihiro Okada. 2006. “Balaenoptera Omurai Is a Newly Discovered Baleen Whale That Represents an Ancient Evolutionary Lineage.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41 (1): 40–52. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.03.032.

Van Canneyt, O, G Dorémus, S Laran, V Ridoux, and P Watremez. 2015. “REMMOA Nouvelle-Calédonie Wallis et Futuna: Rapport de Campagne.” Rapport Intermédiaire Pour l’Agence Des Aires Marines Protégées, 65pp.

Wada, S, and K Numachi. 1991. “Allozyme Analyses of Genetic Differentiation among the Populations and Species of the Balaenoptera.” Reports of the International Whaling Commission, Special Issue 13: 125–1545. https://scholar.google.com

Wada, S, M Oishi, and T K Yamada. 2003. “A Newly Discovered Species of Living Baleen Whale.” Nature 426: 278–81. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v426/n6964/abs/nature02103.html.

Yamada, T K, L S Chou, S Chantrapornsyl, K Adulyanukosol, S K Chakravarti, M Oishi, S Wada, et al. 2006. “Middle-Sized Balaenopterid Whale Specimens (Cetacea: Balaenopteridae) Preserved at Several Institutions in Taiwan, Thailand, and India.” Memoirs of the National Science Museum, Tokyo 44: 1–10. http://61.19.55.253/omcrc/elibraly/book_file/Book20110216145113.pdf.

Yamada, T K, T Kakuda, and Y Tajima. 2008. “Middle Sized Balaenopterid Whale Specimens in the Philippines and Indonesia.” Memoirs of the National Science Museum, Tokyo 45: 75–83. http://www.kahaku.go.jp/research/researcher/papers/18205.pdf.

Yamada, T K, C Kemper, Y Tajima, A Umetani, H Janetzki, and D Pemberton. 2006. “Marine Mammal Collections in Australia.” National Science Museum Monographs 34: 117–26.

Yamada, Tadasu K. 2009. “Omura’s Whale, Balaenoptera Omurai.” In The Wild Mammals of Japan, edited by SD Ohdachi, Y Ishibashi, MA Iwasa, and T Saitoh, 330–31. Shoukahoh Book Sellers and Mammalogical Society of Japan.

Yang, G, H Liu, K Zhou, and G Ji. 2002. “Identification of a Balaenoptera edeni Specimen by Using Mitochondrial DNA Sequences.” Chinese Journal of Zoology 37 (4): 35–38. http://europepmc.org/abstract/cba/371163.

Yoshida, H, and H Kato. 1999. “Phylogenetic Relationships of Bryde’s Whale in the Western North Pacific and Adjacent Waters Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA Sequences.” Marine Mammal Science 15: 1269–86. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-7692.1999.tb00890.x/pdf.