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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 261–271.
Published: 17 March 2014
...David Priddel; Robert Wheeler In August 1994 a Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni entered and became entrapped in the Manning River, New South Wales. The individual was an immature male of the rare pygmy form of Bryde's Whale: it was 10.3 m long and weighed approximately 7.7 tonnes. The whale...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.025
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... management system. The benefits of this type of integrated and holistic approach are widely recognised but rarely adopted in the management of whale-watching. This study examines both the human and animal dimensions of whale-watching by incorporating both social and biological sciences. A framework...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.008
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
... The commercial whale watching industry has experienced a rapid expansion in Australia in recent years, often outpacing regulatory development. While whale watching has the potential to provide a number of benefits to the community, industry and animals, these benefits come at the risk of over...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1990.015
EISBN: 0-949324-29-9
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 12 July 2021
...Vanessa Pirotta; Robert Harcourt ABSTRACT Two subspecies of blue whale occur in Australian waters, (1) the pygmy blue whale ( Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) and (2) the Antarctic blue whale ( Balaenoptera musculus intermedia ). Understanding blue whale presence in Australian waters is critical...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1988.013
EISBN: 0959995145
... Twenty-three cetacean species have stranded around Tasmania, the Long-finned Pilot Whale being by far the most numerous strander. Five species (the Pygmy Right Whale, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Sperm Whale, Common Dolphin and Bottle-nosed Dolphin) are considered as common members of the fauna...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1988.012
EISBN: 0959995145
... On July 30, 1986, 114 False Killer Whales ( Pseudorca crassidens ) , stranded on Dukes Head Beach, Augusta (34°19′30″S, 115°10′E) in the extreme south-west of Western Australia. Over the ensuing three days 96 whales were returned to the sea, but the remaining 18 died. The rescue employed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1988.011
EISBN: 0959995145
... In June 1985 approximately 62 False Killer Whales stranded at Crowdy Head, New South Wales, at least 33 of which were refloated in a three-day rescue operation. The successful operation involved overland transport of the whales and use of a still-water holding area. The cohesion...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.024
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... The interaction between humans and cetaceans (dolphins and whales) is a multi-million dollar tourism industry with ever increasing popularity in Australia. This form of tourism allows unique opportunities for people to interact with animals in their natural environment. These interactions may...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and invasive species, fauna and flora, direct and indirect (e.g. scat) targets, on land and at sea, across every continent and most taxa from fire ants to whales. Here, we emphasise the versatility of detection dogs through their multiple uses applied to one species, the koala Phascolarctos cinereus . We...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 492–500.
Published: 01 September 2015
... not be established for the majority of cases. However, more incidents were related to anthropogenic causes (e.g. entanglements, vessel strike) than natural causes (e.g. disease, calf mortality). The largest known cause of incidents was entangled cetaceans (134 individuals), most of which were Humpback Whales caught...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/MMA.1998
EISBN: 0959995145
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 63–76.
Published: 17 March 2014
...M. M. Bryden BRYDEN, M. M., KIRKWOOD, G. P. AND SLADE, R. W., 1990. Humpback whales, Area V. An increase in numbers off Australia's east coast. Pp. 271-77 in Antarctic Ecosystems ed by K. R. Kerry and G. Hempel. Springer-Verlag: Berlin. Antarctic Ecosystems 271 77 CHAPMAN, D...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 329–357.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Certificates of Commendation YOUNG CHILDREN S BOOK FLUKE Lesley Gibbes, illustrated by Michelle Dawson Working title Press/Harper Collins Publishers, July 2014, ISBN 9781921504891 Fluke is a delightful tale about a Southern Right Whale born under the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The little calf is named...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... a subject that shows just how fast matters are changing. He entitled his paper, “Can I touch that frog?” He asked, “With limited exposure to the natural world will future generations still be prepared to defend global ecosystems?” From the gentle approach of whale-watching and the attention to seals...
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Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 640–646.
Published: 01 December 2004
... watching the water hoping that I might get a glimpse of the Twofold Bay killer whales. Unfortunately I have just missed out on seeing them on a couple of occasions. Killer whales began abandoning Twofold Bay in the late 1800s and are now rarely seen is southern NSW waters. In 1840 there were as many as 30...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 478–493.
Published: 28 January 2014
... in reading this book. Congratulations to Jackie Kerin and Peter Gouldthorpe. Adele Haythornthwaite, University of Sydney and RZS NSW Councillor 484 Whitley awards Australian Zoologist volume 36 (4) 2013 This is a story of a whale and human adventure. The story commences with divers watching Whale Sharks...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (1): 26–33.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to the surface without face mask or flippers, how deep could we go? Even fit human breath- hold divers would be struggling to reach a depth of only 10 m under these conditions (Kooyrnan 1988). Eskimos, who hunted seals and whales from small boats, would have noticed the remarkable ability of these marine mammals...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 07 July 2021
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 153–157.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., the Australian Heritage Commission and the ABRS). Subsequent passage of the Whale Protection Act in 1980 and the Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act in 1982 by liberal/National Party coalition government, and proclamation of the Wildlife Protection Act by the Labor Cabinet in 1984...