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Analysis of the temporal and spatial variability of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation in the South Ari Marine Protected Area, Maldives, Indian Ocean

S. Valsecchi et al. (2021) Analysis of the temporal and spatial variability of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation in the South Ari Marine Protected Area, Maldives, Indian Ocean. The European Zoological Journal, 88:1, 684-697

A deepening understanding of animal culture suggests lessons for conservation

Brakes P. et al. 2021 – A deepening understanding of animal culture suggests lessons for conservation. Proc. R. Soc. B 288: 20202718.

Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) interaction with fish farms in the Gulf of Ambracia, western Greece

Andrés C, Cardona L, Gonzalvo J. Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) interaction with fish farms in the Gulf of Ambracia, western Greece. Aquatic Conserv: Mar Freshw Ecosyst. 2021;1–12.

Trumpet sounds emitted by male sperm whales in the Mediterranean Sea

Pace, D.S., Lanfredi, C., Airoldi, S. et al. Trumpet sounds emitted by male sperm whales in the Mediterranean Sea. Sci Rep 11, 5867 (2021).

Wild whale faecal samples as a proxy of anthropogenic impact

Marangi, M., Airoldi, S., Beneduce, L. et al. Wild whale faecal samples as a proxy of anthropogenic impact. Sci Rep 11, 5822 (2021).

Looking Back to Move Forward: Lessons From Three Decades of Research and Management of Cetacean Tourism in New Zealand

Fumagalli M, Guerra M, Brough T, Carome W, Constantine R, Higham J, Rayment W, Slooten E, Stockin K and Dawson S (2021). Looking Back to Move Forward: Lessons From Three Decades of Research and Management of Cetacean Tourism in New Zealand. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:624448. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.624448

Trophic interactions in the “small pelagic fish – dolphins – fisheries” triangle: outputs of a modelling approach in the North Aegean Sea

Tsagarakis K., Panigada S., Machias A., Giannoulaki M., Foutsi A., Pierantonio N., Paximadis G. 2020. Ocean and Coastal Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105474.

Healing the wounds of marine mammals by protecting their habitat

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Hoyt E. 2020. Healing the wounds of marine mammals by protecting their habitat. Ethics Sci Environ Polit 20:15-23.

Revision of fin whale Balaenoptera physalus subspecies using genetics

Archer. F, Brownell R., Hancock-Hanser B., Morin P., Robertson K., Sherman K., Calambokidis J., Rosel P., Mizroch S., Panigada S., Taylor B. 2019. Revision of fin whale Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) subspecies using genetics. Journal of Mammology 100(5):1653-1670.

Feeding ecology of the highly threatened common bottlenose dolphin of the Gulf of Ambracia, Greece, through stable isotope analysis

Borrell A., Vighi M., Genov T., Giovos I., Gonzalvo J. 2020. Feeding ecology of the highly threatened common bottlenose dolphin of the Gulf of Ambracia, Greece, through stable isotope analysis. Mar Mam Sci 2020: 1-13.

The giant devil ray Mobula mobular is not giant, but it is the only spinetail devil ray

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Stevens G., Fernando D. 2020. The giant devil ray Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788) is not giant, but it is the only spinetail devil ray. Marine Biodiversity Records 13(4):1-5.

Skin in the game: Epidermal molt as a driver of long distance migration in whales

Pitman R.L., Durban J.W., Joyce T., Fearnbach H., Panigada S., Lauriano G. 2019. Skin in the game: Epidermal molt as a driver of long distance migration in whales. Marine Mammal Science 36(2):565-594.