De Weerdt, J., Patulny C. and ClaphamP. (Accepted). Marine observations of the yellow-bellied sea snake, Hydrophis platurus, off the Southwestern Pacific coast of Nicaragua, Central America. Revista de Biologia Tropical.

De Weerdt, J., Ramos, E.A., Pouplard E., Kochzius M., Clapham P. (Accepted). Cetacean strandings along the Pacific and Carribean coast of Nicaragua from 2014 to 2021. Marine Biodiversity Records

De Weerdt, J., Ramos, E.A. & Ted Cheeseman (2020). Northernmost records of Southern Hemisphere humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrating from the Antarctic Peninsula to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Marine Mammal Science. doi: 10.1111/mms.12677

De Weerdt, J. & Ramos, E.A. (2019). Feeding behavior of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.  Marine Mammal Science. doi: 10.1111/mms.12613



De Weerdt J. 2019. Research and conservation of the cetaceans along the Pacific Ocean of Nicaragua. RSG Conference. 06-07 January 2019. Guatemala City (Guatemala).

De Weerdt J. 2018. Combine science and education for better conservation actions: an example in Nicaragua. Oceans of opportunities and rivers of ideas – OORI conference, 05-09 December 2018. Gent and Brussels (Belgium). Here

De Weerdt J. & Fave M. 2018. Spatio-temporal distribution of coastal spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata graffmani) during dry season in Nicaragua. XII congreso de la sociedad Latinoamericana de especialistas en mamiferos acuaticos (SOLAMAC) – RT 18, 05-08 November 2018 Lima (Peru). Here

De Weerdt J., Pouplard E. & Lenin O. 2018. Presence and distribution of mother-calf pairs humpback whales in Central American breeding ground. XII congreso de la sociedad Latinoamericana de especialistas en mamiferos acuaticos (SOLAMAC) – RT 18, 05-08 November 2018 Lima (Peru). Here

De Weerdt J. & Pouey-Santalou V. 2015. New records of humpback whales in Nicaragua: extension of the migratory route of the Southern Pacific Breeding stock G? 21st Biennial Conference: Bridging the past toward the future, Society for Marine Mammology, December 2015, San Francisco (USA). Here



De Weerdt J. & Ramos E.A. Feeding of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Nicaragua, Central American Breeding ground, 2nd World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona (Spain) 9-12 December 2019.

De Weerdt J. Pouplard E. & Oviedo L. Occurrence and distribution of False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in Central America. World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona (Spain) 9-12 December 2019.

Djokic D., Oña J., Duque Mesa E., Buchan S., Sirovic A., Garland E., Malige F., Patris J., May-Collado L. J., Gonçalves M. I. , Castro C., Bouchard B., Rossi-Santos M., Pacheco A., Marcondes M., De Weerdt J., Venturini D., Baumgarten J., Padovese L., De Weerdt J., Sousa-Lima R. Building a dictionary of humpback whale song units as a tool for assessing stock interactions. World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona (Spain) 9-12 December 2019.

De Weerdt J., Pouplard E. and Pouey-Santalou V. 2017. Preliminary result of cetacean diversity off the Pacific Ocean of Nicaragua (Central America). 31st annual conference of the European Cetacean Society. 01-03 May 2017, Middelfart (Denmark). Here

De Weerdt J., Pouey-Santalou V. and Pouplard E. 2017. Mark-recapture method applied on two coastal pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata graffmani) populations in Nicaragua. 22nd Biennial Conference: A marine mammal Odyssey, Eh! Society for Marine Mammology, 22-27 October 2017, Halifax (Canada). Here

De Weerdt J., Pouey-Santalou V. and Morin-Rivat J. 2015. Cetacean conservation in Nicaragua. Colloque. Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. 26 November 2015, Brussels (Belgium).


  1. Falviancia Mouyabi. Academic year 2020-2021. Abundance estimate of the pantropical spotted dolphin along the Pacific coast of Nicaraugua. Master Thesis. Master in Marine and Lacustrince Science and Management, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  2. Géraldine Mertens. Academic year 2020-2021. Marine distribution of olive ridley turtles along the Pacific Ocean of Nicaragua. Master Thesis. Master in Oceans and Lakes, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  3. Maëline Caradec. Academic 2019-2020. Bottlenose dolphin ecology of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Bachelor thesis. Ecole d’ingénieur EME unilasalle, France.
  4. Aurélien Boeyen. Academic year 2017-2018. Documentary on whale and dolphin research in Nicaragua. Bachelor student at SAE Institute Brussels, Belgium.
  5. Margot Fave. Academic year 2016-2017. Spatio-temporal distribution of cetaceans in Nicaragua. Master Thesis. Université de Bordeaux, France.
  6. Lorenzo Gordigiani. Academic year 2015-2016. Spotted dolphin distribution patterns along the Pacific coast in Nicaragua. Internship as part of an academic course. Master student at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  7. Walquiria Zofana Silva. Academic year 2015-2016. Cetacean distribution in Nicaragua. Bachelor student at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (UNAN), Managua.