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  • Filatova, O. A., Deecke V.B., Ford J.K.B., Matkin C.O., Barrett-Lennard L.G., Guzeev M.A., Burdin A.M., and Hoyt E. 2012. Call diversity in the North Pacific killer whale populations: implications for dialect evolution and population history. Animal Behaviour, 83(3):595–603. Download pdf

  • Filatova, O. A., Fedutin, I. D., Burdin, A. M. and Hoyt, E. 2011. Responses of Kamchatkan fish-eating killer whales to playbacks of conspecific calls. Marine Mammal Science, 27(2): E26–E42. Download pdf

  • Ivkovich T.V., Filatova O.A., Burdin A.M., Sato H., Hoyt E. 2010. The social organization of resident-type killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Avacha Gulf, Northwest Pacific, as revealed through association patterns and acoustic similarity. Mammalian Biology 75:198-210. Download pdf

  • Filatova O.A., Fedutin I.D., Ivkovich T.V., Nagaylik M.M., Burdin A.M., Hoyt E. 2009. The function of multi-pod aggregations of fish-eating killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Kamchatka, Far East Russia. Journal of Ethology, 27 (3):333-341 Download pdf

  • Filatova O.A., Fedutin I.D., Nagaylik M.M., Burdin A.M., Hoyt E. 2009. Usage of monophonic and biphonic calls by free-ranging resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Kamchatka, Russian Far East. Acta ethologica, 12 (1): 37-44 Download pdf

  • Filatova O.A., Fedutin I.D., Burdin A.M., Hoyt E. 2009. Approaches to classification of vocal repertoires: stereotyped calls of fish-eating killer whales from the Eastern Kamchatka (in Russian with English abstract). Zoologichasky Zhurnal 88 (9): 1127-1136 Download pdf

  • Filatova O.A., Fedutin I.D., Burdin A.M., Hoyt E. 2007. The structure of the discrete call repertoire of killer whales Orcinus orca from Southeast Kamchatka. Bioacoustics. V 16(3): 261-280. Download pdf (1.3 Mb)

  • Filatova O.A., Fedutin I.D., Burdin A.M., Hoyt E. 2006. Using a mobile hydrophone stereo system for real-time acoustic localization of killer whales (Orcinus orca). Applied Acoustics 67(11-12): 1243-1248. Download pdf (420 Kb)

  • Tarasyan K.K., Filatova O.A., Burdin A.M., Hoyt E., Sato H. 2005. Keys for the status of killer whales in Eastern Kamchatka, Russia: foraging ecology and acoustic behaviour. Biosphere Conservation, V.6 No.2, pp. 73-83. Download pdf (500 Kb)

  • Filatova O.A., Burdin A.M., Hoyt E., Sato H. 2004. A catalogue of discrete calls of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) from the Avacha Gulf of Kamchatka peninsula. Zoologicheskyi Journal (Journal of Zoology). V. 83(9):1169-1180 (in Russian with English abstract) Download pdf (700 Kb)


  • Burdin, A.M., Hoyt, E., Filatova, O.A., Ivkovich T.V., Tarasyan, K.K., Sato, H, 2007. Status of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in Eastern Kamchatka (Russian Far East) Based on Photo- Identification and Acoustic Studies. Preliminary Results. IWC Report SC/59/SM4. Download pdf

  • Burdin, A.M., Hoyt, E., Sato, H, Tarasyan, K.K., Filatova, O.A., 2005. Resident and Transient-type Killer Whales, Orcinus orca, in Southeast Kamchatka, Russia. IWC Report SC/56/SM15. Download pdf


A. Burdin, O. Filatova, E. Hoyt. 2009. Marine mammals of Russia. [ISBN: 978-5-88186-850-5]
1. marmam_russia1.pdf (1.7 MB)
2. marmam_russia2.pdf(3.9 MB)
3. marmam_russia3.pdf (8.1 MB)
4. marmam_russia4.pdf (6.5 MB)
5. marmam_russia5.pdf (2.7 MB)

A. Burdin, E. Hoyt, H. Sato and O. Filatova. 2006. The Killer Whales of Eastern Kamchatka [ISBN: 0-9785436-2-9]
157-page book containing catalog of killer whale dorsal fins from eastern Kamchatka, Russia, with color portfolio of images, acoustic catalog and introductions to Russian orca status, research history and other findings. In English and Russian. To obtain a pdf copy, you will need to download 4 files:



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