Recent Advances in Whale-watching Research: 2019–2020
Tourism in Marine Environments
Whale watching; Impacts; Regulations; Management; Whale watchers; Education; Social science; Human dimensions; Economics; Tourist satisfaction; Public opinion
Whale-watching research encompasses a wide variety of disciplines and fields of study, from monitoring the biological impacts of whale-watching activities on cetaceans and assessments of the effectiveness of whale-watching management and regulations, to the sociological and economic aspects of whale watching. This article is the latest in a series of annual digests, which describes the variety and findings of whale-watching studies published over the past year, from June 2019 to May 2020.