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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 794–802.
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...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
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...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
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...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
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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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 738–751.
Published: 01 March 2022
... for Whale Research Inc., Fremantle,Western Australia, Australia, 6160. 3 AIMS@JCU, Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University,Townsville, QLD, Australia. 4 College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University,Townville, QLD, Australia Our understanding of the biology and ecology...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
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...
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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
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
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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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
10.7882/MMA.1998
EISBN: 0959995145
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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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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 (2023) 42 (4): 1–1062.
Published: 03 April 2023
... on the south coast and ranges of the Shoalhaven region in New South Wales Garry Daly and Glenn Hoye 985 Sighting records of Migaloo the white humpback whale provide evidence of Australian site fidelity and use of New Zealand waters as a migratory route Vanessa Pirotta,Wally Franklin, Leigh Mansfield, Jodie...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
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 (2021) 41 (4): fmi–fmcliii.
Published: 07 December 2021
... A catalogue of the motion picture films of the Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus). Stephen R. Sleightholme, Cameron R. Campbell 778 Opportunistic sightings of blue whales off Sydney,Australia Vanessa Pirotta and Robert Harcourt 794 Book Review - The Invertebrate World of Australia s Subtropical Rainforests...
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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...
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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...