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Our Research/Publications last updated 18 May 2002

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
  • 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.
  • Bräger, S., Chong, A., Dawson, S.M., Slooten, E. and Würsig, B. A combined stereo-photogrammetry and underwater-video system to study group composition of dolphins. Helgoland Marine Research 53: 122-128 (2000).
  • Bräger, S., Dawson, S.M., Slooten, E., Smith, S., Stone, G.S. and Yoshinaga, A. Site fidelity and along-shore range in Hector’s dolphin, an endangered marine dolphin from New Zealand. Biological Conservation (In press).
  • Childerhouse, S.J., Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. Abundance and seasonal residence of sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand. Canadian Journal of Zoology 73: 723-731 (1995).
  • Childerhouse, S.J., Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. Stability of fluke marks used in individual photo-identification of sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science 12: 447-451 (1996).
  • Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. Stranding of a dwarf minke whale at Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 17: 89-93 (1990).
  • Dawson, S.M., Chessum, C.J., Hunt, P. and Slooten, E. An inexpensive, stereo-photographic technique to measure sperm whales from small boats. Reports of the International Whaling Commission 45: 431-436 (1995).
  • Jacquet, 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.
  • Jaquet, N., Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. Seasonal distribution and diving behaviour of male sperm whales off Kaikoura: Foraging implications. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 407-419 (2000).
  • Jaeke, O. & Dawson, S.M. Acoustic censusing of sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand. J. Acoustical Soc. of America, Vol.105, No.2, Pt.2. 1999.
  • Schneider, K., Baird, R.B., Dawson, S.M., Visser, I. and Childerhouse, S.J. Reactions of bottlenose dolphins to tagging attempts using a remotely-deployed suction-cup tag. Marine Mammal Science. 14(2): 316-324. 1998.
  • Slooten, E. Age, growth and reproduction in Hector's dolphins. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 1689-1700 (1991).
  • Slooten, E. and Dawson, S.M. Hector's Dolphin. In Handbook of Marine Mammals Vol V, (Delphinidae and Phocoenidae) S.H Ridgway and R. Harrison, eds. Academic Press. New York. (1994) 311-333. [ISBN 0-12-588505-9].
  • Slooten, E. Behavior of Hector’s dolphin: Classifying behavior by sequence analysis. Journal of Mammalogy 75: 956-964 (1994).
  • Slooten, E. 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 (1998).
  • Slooten, E., Dawson, S.M. and Whitehead, H. Associations among photographically identified Hector's dolphins. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 2311-2318 (1993).
  • Thorpe, C.W. and Dawson, S.M. Automatic measurement of descriptive features of Hector's dolphin vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 89(1): 435-443. 1991.
  • Williams, J.A., Dawson, S.M. and Slooten, E. Abundance and distribution of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 2080-2088 (1993).