${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Effects of whale-based tourism in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga: Behavioural responses of humpback whales to vessel and swimming tourism activities Wed 17 Jul 2019 11:18:43 AEST ]]> Passenger Safety on Whale Watching Vessels in Australia Thu 19 Dec 2019 09:51:50 AEST ]]> Using interpretation to manage nature-based tourism Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:56:00 AEST ]]> From whale hunting to whale watching in Tonga: A sustainable future? Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:59 AEST ]]> Send in the clowns: The role of the joker in three New Zealand IT companies Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:57 AEST ]]> Humpback whales in Tonga: An economic resource for tourism Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:55 AEST ]]> 'Pushy' Behaviour in a Wild Dolphin Feeding Program at Tangalooma, Australia Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:53 AEST ]]> The growth of 'botos feeding tourism', a new tourism industry based on the Amazon boto (Inia geoffrensis) in the Amazonas State, Brazil Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:52 AEST ]]> Exploring tourism as a potential development strategy for an artisanal fishing community in the Philippines: The case of Barangay Victory in Bolinao Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:51 AEST ]]> Perceptions of surfing tourism operators regarding sustainable tourism development in the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:49 AEST ]]> Summer Visitors to Auckland's Regional Parks: Characteristics, Motivations, Information Sources and Activities Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:45 AEST ]]> Controlling the ecotourist in a wild dolphin feeding program: Is education the answer? Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:44 AEST ]]> Resource defence and dominance hierarchy in the boto (Inia geoffrensis) during a provisioning program Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:43 AEST ]]> A field takes stock: Papers from the 8th international congress on coastal and marine tourism Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:41 AEST ]]> Factors affecting the occurrence and demographics of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand 300 animals. Dolphin presence was significantly affected by month, latitude and depth. Group size varied significantly by month, season, depth, sea surface temperature (SST) and latitude, and was highly skewed towards smaller groups made up of < 50 animals. Larger aggregations were most frequent during the austral winter when nutrient upwelling typically leads to increased prey availability within the region. Over 70% of groups encountered contained immature animals and 25% of groups included neonates. Calves were observed throughout the year but were most prevalent in the austral summer months of December and January. Month, season, depth, and SST significantly affected group composition. Common dolphins were observed in association with four cetacean and eight avian species, most frequently with the Australasian gannet (Morus serrator) and the Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera brydei). The distribution of dolphin-only groups differed significantly from that of dolphin-whale groups, with mono-specific groups found on average in waters that were 3.6 in shallower and 3.1°C warmer. The year-round occurrence and social organisation of common dolphins in Hauraki Gulf waters suggest this region is important both as a calving and nursery ground.]]> Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:40 AEST ]]> Riding the wave: History, definitions, and a proposed typology of surf-riding tourism Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:39 AEST ]]> Seasonal and age/size-related occurrence of a barnacle (Xenobalanus globicipitis) on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:37 AEST ]]> The status of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) within New Zealand waters Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:36 AEST ]]> Behavior of free-ranging common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:35 AEST ]]> A field engages: Papers from the 6th international coastal and marine tourism congress Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:33 AEST ]]> Tourism affects the behavioural budget of the common dolphin Delphinus sp. in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:32 AEST ]]> Spot X: Surfing, remote destinations and sustaining wilderness surfing experiences Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:30 AEST ]]> The use of auditory stimulants during swim encounters with Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) in Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:29 AEST ]]> A conceptual model of tourist-wildlife interaction: The case for education as a management strategy Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:28 AEST ]]> Creating Effective Interpretation for Managing Interaction Between Tourists and Wildlife Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:26 AEST ]]> Impacts of Ecotourism on Short-Beaked Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in Mercury Bay, New Zealand 50 individuals) and/or the number of swimmers in the water was small (< 5). The results of this study suggested that common dolphins can be affected by tourism; however, adherence to New Zealand’s Marine Mammals Protection Regulations and the current low level of tourism appear to minimise the impact on this species.]]> Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:25 AEST ]]> Holiday in Cambodia: Perceived effects of a New Zealand high school international field trip on students Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:23 AEST ]]> Polar yacht cruising Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:21 AEST ]]> Swimming with an Endemic and Endangered Species: Effects of Tourism on Hector's Dolphins In Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:19 AEST ]]> What’s in it for the whales?: Exploring the potential contribution of environmental interpretation to conservation Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:15 AEST ]]> Understanding the values and perceptions of base personnel to improve conservation management and policy in Antarctica Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:11 AEST ]]> Surf-riding tourism in coastal fishing communities: A comparative case study of two projects from the Philippines Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:09 AEST ]]> Sustainable Entrepreneurship Tourism: An Alternative Development Approach for Remote Coastal Communities Where Awareness of Tourism is Low Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:08 AEST ]]> Tourists getting close to whales, is it what whale-watching is all about? Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:05 AEST ]]> A field taking shape: Papers from the 5th international coastal and marine tourism congress Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:03 AEST ]]> Feeding wildlife as a tourism attraction: A review of issues and impacts Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:01 AEST ]]> Towards a more desirable form of ecotourism Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:55:00 AEST ]]> Tonga - A new battleground in the war over whales Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:54:59 AEST ]]> Historical accounts of human-dolphin interaction and recent developments in wild dolphin based tourism in Australasia Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:54:57 AEST ]]> Kia angi puku to hoe I te wai: Ocean noise and tourism Thu 13 Jun 2019 15:54:56 AEST ]]> Behaviour and ecology of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) and the impact of tourism in Mercury Bay, North Island, New Zealand Mon 25 Nov 2019 15:29:52 AEST ]]> Experiences of adolescents on an expedition to New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic: Results from the use of photo-elicitation Mon 25 Nov 2019 15:29:51 AEST ]]> Behavioural effects of tourism on oceanic common dolphins, Delphinus sp., in New Zealand: The effects of markov analysis variations and current tour operator compliance with regulations Mon 25 Nov 2019 15:29:48 AEST ]]> Trace elements, PCBs and organochlorine pesticides in New Zealand common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) Mon 25 Nov 2019 15:29:45 AEST ]]> The use of unmanned aerial systems in marine mammal research Mon 25 Nov 2019 15:29:42 AEST ]]> Marine ecotourism as a potential agent for sustainable development in Kaikoura, New Zealand Mon 25 Nov 2019 15:08:42 AEST ]]> Economic Activity Derived from Whale-Based Tourism in Vava'u, Tonga Mon 25 Nov 2019 15:08:38 AEST ]]> Photo-identification of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in north-east New Zealand: A photo-catalogue of recognisable individuals Mon 25 Nov 2019 15:01:41 AEST ]]> #BiteMe: Considering the potential influence of social media on in-water encounters with marine wildlife Mon 23 Dec 2019 11:44:45 AEST ]]> Insights into the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to investigate the behavior of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga Mon 13 Jan 2020 12:00:56 AEST ]]> Sexual maturation in male long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas edwardii): defining indicators of sexual maturity 40 years and 570 cm), and at a younger age and smaller body length than previously reported for Globicephala melas melas in the North Atlantic. Given the ease of collection, minimal processing, and applicability to suboptimal material collected from stranding events, future studies should assess the value of testicular size as an indicator of sexual maturity in pilot whales and other cetacean species. Estimates of the average age and length at sexual maturity for G. m. edwardii provided in this study may be used to inform population models required for conservation management of the subspecies, which is subject to high levels of stranding-related mortality.]]> Mon 05 Aug 2019 14:51:39 AEST ]]> Using emerging hot spot analysis of stranding records to inform conservation management of a data-poor cetacean species Fri 13 Dec 2019 10:07:44 AEST ]]> The experiences of summer visitors to cape Rodney-Okakari point (Goat Island) marine reserve, Auckland, New Zealand Fri 11 Oct 2019 08:44:43 AEST ]]>