2017 Research Recipients and Reports

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2017 Small Grants in Aid of Research!

  • Predator-prey interactions between northern elephant seals and white sharks at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico (Read Report) Stella Villegas-Amtmann, Mexico
  • Genetic characterization of the Antillean manatee population in Cuba: implications for the conservation of the species (Read Report) Anmari Alvarez Aleman, Cuba
  • Unlocking the secrets of a breath: Characterizing the microbiome and immunome of the respiratory tract of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) (Read Report) Carlos Andrés Dominguez, Mexico
  • In sickness and in health: An ontogenetic and nutritional approach to understand changes in blood cell populations of free-living California sea lion pups (Read Report) Adriana Flores Moran, Mexico
  • Insights into the Trophic Ecology of the Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata), the Dominant Dolphin Species in the Mexican Central Pacific (Read Report) Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Mexico
  • Biodiversity and habitat use of marine mammals in the Central Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico (Read Report) Mariana Chavez Andrade, Mexico
  • Pursuing food and dealing with its cost: a fine-scale study on the foraging ecology of Inshore South African Bryde’s whales (Read Report) Gwenith Susan Penry, South Africa
  • Does the South African chokka squid fishery change Cape fur seal foraging behaviour? (Read Report) Johann Samuel Frederik van der Vyver, South Africa
  • Molecular and histopathological investigation of Mycobacterium spp. in Pontoporia blainvillei, Sotalia guianensis, Arctocephalus australis and Arctocephalus tropicalis of the Brazilian coast (Read Report) Natalia Silvestre Perez, Brazil
  • Biochemical role of the blue whale in the southwestern Gulf of California (Read Report) Cristina Casillas, Mexico
  • Evolutionary aspects of postcranial directional asymmetry in the skeletons of five genera from Delphinidae family (Read Report) Maíra Laeta, Brazil
  • What are the dolphins’ payoffs when cooperating with fishermen? (Read Report) Mauricio Cantor, Brazil
  • A novel application of photo-ID for understanding population size, geographic range and social structure of free ranging Ganges river dolphins (Read Report) Shambhu Paudel, Nepal
  • Collecting, integrating and publishing available stranding records of marine mammals around Hainan Island in the South China Sea (Read Report) Mingming Liu, China
  • Combining stable isotope and hormone analysis in baleen plates to assess stress and reproduction of mysticetes in the northeast pacific (Read Report) Geraldine R. Busquets-Vass, Mexico
  • Evaluation of the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) perception on the Amanã Sustainable Development Reserve of (ASDR), Amazons, Brazil (Read Report) Hilda Isabel Chávez Pérez, Brazil