Coastal - Marine Research Group

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Common Dolphin - NZCDP

  • Skull morphometrics of common dolphin (Delphinus sp) in New Zealand waters
  • Growth and reproductive biology of the New Zealand common dolphin (Delphinus sp)
  • Diet and nutritional ecology of common dolphins (Delphinus sp) in New Zealand waters using stable isotope, fatty acid and stomach content analyses
  • Population assessement of common dolphins (Delphinus sp) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
  • Fine scale distribution and abundance of common dolphins (Delphinus sp) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
  • Mother-offspring dynamics of foraging common dolphins (Delphinus sp) in the Hauraki Gulf
  • Vocal reportoire of New Zealand common dolphins (Delphinus sp)
  • Analysis of common dolphin (Delphinus sp) strandings within New Zealand waters
  • Common dolphin (Delphinus sp) ecology off Tauranga, New Zealand

Other Species

  • Contaminant analysis of Hector’s (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) and Maui’s (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) dolphins
  • Responses of Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) to vessel activity in Akaroa Harbour, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
  • Bryde's whale behaviour (Balaenoptera brydei) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
  • Pectoral flipper morphology in New Zealand marine mammals
  • Vision in marine apex predators
  • Sensory and nutritional ecology of the Australasian gannets (Morus Serrator)
  • Distribution and ecology of New Zealand turtles