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Counting whales in a challenging, changing environment
(2014-03-13) - Journal article,
Estimating abundance of Antarctic minke whales is central to the International Whaling Commission's conservation and management work and understanding impacts of climate change on polar marine ecosystems. Detecting abundance ...
Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters
(2017-08) - Journal article,
1. In the United Kingdom (UK), several harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) populations have been declining over the past decade. In order to understand the effect of these changes in abundance, this study seeks to determine the ...
Brucella antibody seroprevalence in Antarctic seals (Arctocephalus gazella, Leptonychotes weddellii and Mirounga leonina)
(2013-09-03) - Journal article,
Brucellosis is a worldwide infectious zoonotic disease caused by Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Brucella, and Brucella infections in marine mammals were first reported in 1994. A serosurvey investigating the presence ...
Metapopulation of marine species with larval dispersal : a counterpoint to Ilkka's Glanville fritillary metapopulations
(2017-05-15) - Journal article,
Marine ecologists have been slow at adopting the metapopulation paradigm in their research. As explained in the landmark book “Marine Metapopulations”, marine ecology was focused on local processes and used mainly experimental ...
Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes
(2017-02) - Journal article,
All odontocetes produce echolocation clicks as part of their vocal repertoire. In this paper we analysed inter-click-intervals in recordings from suction cup tags with a focus on the first inter-click interval of each click ...
Whistle characteristics and daytime dive behavior in pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in Hawai‘i measured using digital acoustic recording tags (DTAGs)
(2016-07-19) - Journal article,
This study characterizes daytime acoustic and dive behavior of pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in Hawai‘i using 14.58 h of data collected from five deployments of digital acoustic recording tags (DTAG3) ...
Naval sonar disrupts foraging behaviour in humpback whales
(2016-12-29) - Journal article,
Modern long-range naval sonars are a potential disturbance for marine mammals and can cause disruption of feeding in cetaceans. We examined the lunge-feeding behaviour of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae before, ...
The east coast of Scotland bottlenose dolphin population : improving understanding of ecology outside the Moray Firth SAC
(Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2014-05-07) - Report,
Acoustic deterrent devices to prevent pinniped depredation : efficiency, conservation concerns and possible solutions
(2013-10-31) - Journal article,
Acoustic deterrent devices (ADDs) to prevent pinniped predation on fish farms and fisheries are widely used, but show highly varying success. Recently, ADDs have also been highlighted as a conservation concern due to their ...