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New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust
Our Research/Publications last updated 08 June 2005
New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust publications

Below is a list of Trust associated publications and reports about the general ecology of marine mammals. The information in these often underpins the research we undertake into specific impacts on marine mammals. See 'Tourism Effects', 'Habitat Change', and 'Fishing Impacts' for reports and publications about specific impacts on marine mammals.

General Information

  • Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. Down-under Dolphins: The Story of Hector’s Dolphin. Christchurch, Canterbury University Press (1996) 60p [ISBN 0-908812-50-7].
 
Ecological studies
  • Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. Management of gillnet bycatch of cetaceans in New Zealand. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (In press).
  • Douglas, L., Dawson, S.M. and Jaquet, N. Click rates and silences in sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. (In press).
  • Richter, C., Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. Impacts of commercial whale-watching on male sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science (In press).
  • Slooten, E., Dawson, S.M., Rayment, W.J. and Childerhouse, S.J. Distribution of Maui’s dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori maui. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report, Published by Ministry of Fisheries, Wellington (In press).
  • Dawson, S.M. and Lusseau, D. 2005. Pseudoreplication problems in studies of dolphin and porpoise reactions to pingers. Marine Mammal Science 21(1). 175-176.
  • Gormley, A.M., Dawson, S.M., Slooten, E. and Bräger, S. 2005. Capture-recapture estimates of Hector’s dolphin abundance at Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science 21: 204-216.
  • Dawson, S.M., Slooten, E., DuFresne, S., Wade, P. and Clement, D. 2004. Small-boat surveys for coastal dolphins: Line-transect surveys for Hector’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori). Fishery Bulletin 201: 441-451.
  • Lusseau D. 2004. The hidden cost of tourism: Effects of interactions with tour boats on the behavioural budget of two populations of bottlenose dolphins in Fiordland, New Zealand. Ecology and Society 9(1): 2.
  • Lusseau, D. 2004. The state of the scenic cruise industry in Doubtful Sound in relation to a key natural resource: bottlenose dolphins. In: Nature-based tourism in peripheral Areas: Development or disaster? (M. Hall and S. Boyd eds.) Channelview Publications.
  • Lusseau, D. and Higham, J.E.S. 2004. Managing the impacts of dolphin-based tourism throught the definition of critical habitats: the case of bottlenose dolphins in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. Tourism Management 25: 657-667.
  • Rhinelander, M.Q. and Dawson, S.M. 2004. Measuring sperm whales from their clicks: stability of inter-pulse intervals and validation that they indicate whale length. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 115(4): 1826-1831.
  • Slooten, E., Dawson, S.M. and Rayment, W.J. 2004. Aerial surveys for coastal dolphins: Abundance of Hector’s dolphins off the South Island west coast, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science 20: 117-130.
  • Bräger, S. Harraway, J.A. and Manly, B.F.J. 2003. Habitat selection in a coastal dolphin species (Cephalorhynchus hectori). Mar. Biol. 143: 233-244.
  • Dickie, G.S, and Dawson, S.M. 2003. Age, growth and reproduction in New Zealand fur seals. Marine Mammal Science 19(1): 173-185.
  • Burkhart, S.M. and Slooten, E. 2003. Population viability analysis for Hector’s dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori): A stochastic population model for local populations. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 37: 553-566.
  • Lusseau, D. 2003. Effects of tour boats on the behavior of bottlenose dolphins: Using Markov chains to model anthropogenic impacts. Conservation Biology 17(6): 1785-1793.
  • Lusseau, D. 2003. Male and female bottlenose dolphins Tursiops spp. Have different strategies to avoid interactions with tour boats in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 257: 267-274.
  • Lusseau, D., Schneider, K., Boisseau, O.J., Haase, P., Slooten, E. & Dawson, S.M. 2003. The bottlenose dolphin community of Doubtful Sound features a large proportion of long-lasting associations. Can geographic isolation explain this unique trait? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54(4): 396-405.
  • Pichler, F.B., Slooten, E. and Dawson, S.M. 2003. Hector’s dolphins and fisheries in NZ: a species at risk? Pages 153-173 In: Marine mammals and humans: towards a sustainable balance. N.J. Gales, M.A. Hindell & R. Kirkwood (eds), Collingwood, Victoria, CSIRO.
  • Richter, C.F., Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. 2003. Sperm whale watching off Kaikoura, New Zealand: Effects of current activities on surfacing and vocalisation patterns. Science for Conservation 219: 5-78.
  • Fletcher, D., Dawson, S. and Slooten, E. 2002. Designing a mark-recapture study to allow for local emigration. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 7(4): 1-8.
  • Bräger, S., Dawson, S.M., Slooten, E., Smith, S., Stone, G.S. and Yoshinaga, A. 2002. Site fidelity and along- shore range in Hector’s dolphin, an endangered marine dolphin from New Zealand. Biological Conservation 108: 281-287.
  • Bejder, L. and Dawson, S.M. 2001. Abundance, residency and habitat utilisation of Hector's dolphins in Porpoise Bay, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 35: 277-287.
  • Jaquet, N., Dawson, S.M., and Douglas, L. 2001. Vocal behaviour of male sperm whales: why do they click? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 109 (5):2254- 2259.
  • Bräger, S., Chong, A., Dawson, S.M., Slooten, E. and Würsig, B. 2000. A combined stereo-photogrammetry and underwater-video system to study group composition of dolphins. Helgoland Marine Research 53: 122-128.
  • Jaquet, N., Dawson, S.M. And Slooten, E. 2000. Seasonal distribution and diving behaviour of male sperm whales off Kaikoura: Foraging implications. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 407-419.
  • Jaëke, O. & Dawson, S.M. 1999. Acoustic censusing of sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand. J. Acoustical Soc. of America, Vol.105, No.2, Pt.2.
  • Schneider, K., Baird, R.B., Dawson, S.M., Visser, I. and Childerhouse, S.J. 1998. Reactions of bottlenose dolphins to tagging attempts using a remotely-deployed suction-cup tag. Marine Mammal Science. 14(2): 316-324.
  • Slooten, E. 1998. Risk Analysis at the International Whaling Commission. In: Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring II: Risk Assessment and Decision Making in Biology. Otago University Press 173-180.
  • Childerhouse, S.J., Dawson, S.M. And Slooten, E. 1996. Stability of fluke marks used in individual photo-identification of sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science 12: 447-451.
  • Childerhouse, S.J., Dawson, S.M. And Slooten, E. 1995. Abundance and seasonal residence of sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand. Canadian Journal of Zoology 73: 723-731.
  • Dawson, S.M., Chessum, C.J., Hunt, P. and Slooten, E. 1995. An inexpensive, stereo-photographic technique to measure sperm whales from small boats. Reports of the International Whaling Commission 45: 431-436.
  • Slooten, E. 1994. Behavior of Hector’s dolphin: Classifying behavior by sequence analysis. Journal of Mammalogy 75: 956-964.
  • Slooten, E. and Dawson, S.M. 1994. Hector's Dolphin. In Handbook of Marine Mammals Vol V, (Delphinidae and Phocoenidae) S.H Ridgway and R. Harrison, eds. Academic Press. New York. 311-333. [ISBN 0-12-588505-9].
  • Slooten, E., Dawson, S.M. And Whitehead, H. 1993 Associations among photographically identified Hector's dolphins. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 2311-2318.
  • Williams, J.A., Dawson, S.M. And Slooten, E. 1993. Abundance and distribution of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 2080-2088.
  • Slooten, E. 1991. Age, growth and reproduction in Hector's dolphins. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 1689-1700.
  • Thorpe, C.W. And Dawson, S.M. 1991. Automatic measurement of descriptive features of Hector's dolphin vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 89(1): 435-443.
  • Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. 1990. Stranding of a dwarf minke whale at Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 17: 89-93.