Marine Wildlife Publications
Conducting research at sea is often difficult and expensive and, invariably, occurs primarily during the fair weather months. The collection of marine mammal and seabird sightings during commercial offshore work can and does provide an efficient way of attaining a large data set over internationally important areas.
Unfortunately such datasets are often submitted to regulatory bodies and are not utilised. Gardline believes and actively encourages its Marine Wildlife Observers (MWOs), Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs), Seabird Surveyors, Marine Acoustic Technicians (MATs) and Scientists that such data should be used and published to add to the knowledge and increase the understanding of the ecology of the World’s oceans and seas.
Please choose from our range of recent marine wildlife publications below. Not all are available online. If you are interested in obtaining a particular paper, please Contact Us for more information
Sanchez-Cabanes, A., Nimak-Wood, M., Harris, N. & de Stephanis, R. (in press). Habitat preferences among three top predators inhabiting a degraded ecosystem, the Black Sea. Scientia Marina.
Barber, R., Sikora, I. & Nimak-Wood, M. (2016). Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) in offshore waters of Kenya. African Journal of Marine Science, vol 38 (2):279-284.
Martin, T. and Nimak-Wood, M. (2016). The first confirmed at-sea sighting of Longman’s beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus) in Kenyan waters. Aquatic Mammals, 42(4):545-548.
Young, J., Pajala, J., Bellman, M., Wochner, M., Sipilä, T., Jasny, M., Houégnigan, L., Mougenot, J.M., Cato, D., Hedgeland, D., and Nimak-Wood, M. (2015). Report of the Mitigation Session, Oceanoise2015, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, 10-15 May.(Editors Michel André & Peter Sigray). Available from http://oceanoise2015.com/?page_id=780
Nimak-Wood, M & Harris, N. (2015). Assessing the mitigation zone size – noise modelling requirements and acoustic ground-truthing in New Zealand. ECS Workshop: New Mitigation Methods and Evolving Acoustic Exposure Guidelines. Malta, 21st March 2015.
Johnston, A., Thaxter, C.B., Austin, G.E., Cook, A.S.C.P., Humphreys, E.M., Still, D.A., Mackay ,A., Irvine, R., Webb, A., and Burton, N.H.K. (2014). Modelling the abundance and distribution of marine birds accounting for uncertain species identification. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, 150-160.
Allen. Z.C, Horswill. C & Clark. N.M. (In press) Distribution of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta) within the Gulf of Sirte, Libya. Journal of Zoology in the Middle East.
Lee. R, Patricio. S and Parker. S (2013) SOFAR: A New Sound Acquisition Software Package for Underwater Noise Monitoring. Poster Presentation. The Third International conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, 11-16th August 2013.
Barry. S, Cucknell. A.C & Clark. N (2012) A Direct Comparison of Bottlenose Dolphin and Common Dolphin Behaviour During Seismic Surveys When Air Guns Are, and Are Not, Being Utilized. In: Popper A. N. and Hawkins A. (eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 730. New York: Springer Science+Business Media. 273-276 DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-7311-5_60
Clark. N & Spink. J (2012) Reducing the Bottleneck of Site Assessments. Poster Presentation, American Wind Energy Association Conference and Exhibition, 9th – 11th October 2012.
Clark. N & Spink. J (2012) There is no Such Thing as Standard Marine Mammal Mitigation. Poster Presentation, American Wind Energy Association Conference and Exhibition, 9th – 11th October 2012.
Gruden. P, Pangerc. T & Duthie. N (2012) A New Recording on Hourglass Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus Cruciger) Echolocation Clicks. Poster Presentation, 26th Annual Conference of the European cetacean. Society, Galway, Ireland, 2012.
Irvine. R, Maher. M, Webb. A & Robinson. N (2012) Boat-Based Ornithological Surveys in the UK. Poster Presentation, Environmental Interactions with Marine Renewable Technologies, 30th April – 4th May 2012, Kirkwall.
Robinson. S. P, Theobald. P. D, Lepper. P. A, Hayman. G, Humphrey. V. F, Wang. L-S, & Mumford. S.E (2012) Measurement of Underwater Noise Arising from Marine Aggregate Operations. In: Popper. A. N. and Hawkins. A (eds) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 730. New York: Springer Science+Business Media. 465- 468. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-7311-5_105
Lepper. P, Robinson. S, Pangerc. T & Theobald. P (2011) Theoretical Comparison of Cumulative Sound Exposure Estimates from Mono-Pile and Tripod Foundation Construction. Underwater Acoustic Measurements; Technologies and Results, 20th-24th June 2011, Greece.
Nimak-Wood. M, Pleslić. G, Rako. N, Mackelworth. P, Holcer. D & Fortuna. C.M (2011) Presence of a Solitary Striped Dolphin (Stenella Coeruleoalba) in Mali Lošinj Harbour, Northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia. Vie et Milieu - Life and Environ, 61 (2): 87-93.
Nimak-Wood. M, Robinson. N.E, Mitchelson-Jacob. G.E. & Tetley. M.J (2011) Cetacean Diversity and Eco-Geographical Niche Partitions within the Gulf of Guinea and Adjusted Areas, West Africa. Digital Object Presentation, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, 26th-30th September 2011, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Nimak-Wood. M, Robinson. N.E, Mitchelson-Jacob. G.E. & Tetley. M.J (2011) Distribution of Cetaceans in Gulf of Guinea, West Africa and Adjusted Areas: An Investigation into Environmental Partition and Niche Separation Relation to Eco-Geographical Co-Variants. Poster Presentation, 25th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Cadiz, Spain.
Pangerc. T, & Robinson. N.E (2011) Increased Ambient Noise through Shipping Traffic May Reverse Antarctic Baleen Whale Recovery. Underwater Acoustic Measurements; Technologies and Results, 20th-24th June, Greece.
Robinson. S. P, Theobald. P. D, Hayman. G, Wang. L-S, Lepper. P.A, Humphrey. V. F. & Mumford S (2011) Measurement of Noise Arising from Marine Aggregate Dredging Operations. MALSF (MEPF Ref no. 09/P108).
Barry. S.L. & Cucknell. A.C (2010) A Direct Comparison of Bottlenose Dolphin and Common Dolphin Behaviour During Seismic Surveys When Airguns Are and Are Not Being Utilised. Oral Presentation, 2nd International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Cork, Ireland, August 2010.
Clark. N & Duthie. N (2010) Practicalities of Marine Mammal Mitigation during Wind Farm Construction. Poster Presentation, European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2010, 20th-23rd April 2010, Warsaw, Poland.
Cucknell. A.C & Clark. N.M (2009) Acoustic Profiling Experiment to Reduce Piling Noise. Poster Presentation, American Wind Energy Association, 3rd-5th November 2009, Detroit, USA.
Cucknell. A.C & Clark. N (2009) Acoustic Profiling Experiment to Reduce Piling Noise for Windfarm Construction. Poster Presentation AWEA Offshore Wind Farm Project Workshop, December 2-3 2009, Boston, MA.
Cucknell. A.C & Clark. N (2009) The Continuous Development of Passive Acoustic Monitoring in Offshore Commercial Industry. Poster Presentation, 4th International Workshop on Detection, Classification and Localisation of Marine Mammals Using Passive Acoustics, 10th-13th September 2009 University of Pavia, Italy.
Holcer. D, Nimak-Wood. M, Pleslic. G, Jovanovic. J & Fortuna. C.M (2009) Survey of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) in the Area of Lastovo Island, Adriatic Sea. Poster Presentation 10th Croatian Biological Congress with International Participation, Osijek, Croatia.
Nimak-Wood. M, Pleslic. G, Mackelworth. P, Rako. N, Holcer. D & Fortuna. C.M (2009) Unusual Occurrence of a Solitary Striped Dolphin (Stenella Coeruleoalba) in Mali Losinj Harbour, Croatia. Poster Presentation 10th Croatian Biological Congress with International Participation, Osijek, Croatia.
Cucknell. A.C, Nichol. A.J & Robinson. N.E (2008) Does Commercial Mitigation Data have a place in Monitoring Marine Mammal Populations. Monitoring Strategies for Marine Mammal Populations Proceedings.
Mumford. S.E, Clark. N.M & Robinson. N.E (2008) Practical Use of Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems for Marine Mammal Mitigation, Case study: Using PAMS Onboard a Chase Vessel. Underwater Noise Measurement, Impact and Mitigation, Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, 30 (5).
Mumford. S.E, Clark. N.M & Robinson. N.E (2008) Practical Use of Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems for Marine Mammal Mitigation. Case Study: Using PAMS Onboard a Chase Vessel. Poster Presentation, Underwater Noise, 14-15th October 2008.
Robinson. N.E, Chaudry. F, Clark. N.M, Duguid. G & Walker. R (2008) Is Passive Acoustic Monitoring During Seismic Surveys a Valuable Tool for Mitigation? Bioacoustics, Vol. 17: 265-267.
Clark. N, Duguid. G, Walker. R & Robinson. N.E (2007) Use of Opportunistic Sightings Data from Marine Mammal Observers on Seismic Survey Vessels. Poster Presentation, 20th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, San Sebastian, Spain, 22-25th April 2007.
Clark. N, Robinson. N.E & Walker. R (2007) Passive Acoustic Monitoring During Seismic Surveys – A Useful Tool? Poster Presentation, PAMGUARD, 28-29th March 2007.
Robinson. K.P, Baumgartner. N, Eisfeld. S.M, Clark. N.M, Culloch. R.M, Haskins. G.N, Zapponi. L, Whaley. A.R, Weare. J.S & Tetley. M.J (2007) The Summer Distribution and Occurrence of Cetaceans in the Coastal Waters of the Outer Southern Moray Firth in Northeast Scotland (UK). Lutra, 50, 19-30.
Robinson. N.E, Chaudry. F, Clark. N.M, Duguid. G & Walker. R (2007) Is Passive Acoustic Monitoring During Seismic Surveys a Valuable Tool for Mitigation? 1st International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life,13th – 17th August Nyborg Denmark.