Previous Grants In Aid of Research Recipients and Reports

2018 Small Grants in Aid of Research Recipients and Reports

  • Relatedness and disease: Could kinship be influencing disease outcome? Josefina Gutierrez, Chile
  • Genetic Diversity and Conservation of the African manatee in the downstream of the Sanaga watershed (DSRW), Cameroon Aristide Takoukam Kamla, Cameroon
  • Evaluation of the singing behavior of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) from two contrasting acoustic environments: Revillagigedo Island and Mexican Central Pacific (Read Report) Myriam Llamas, Mexico
  • Determinants of Africa Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis, link 1795) bycatch in Lake Ossa Wildlife Reserve: Perspectives for Fishermen-Manatee Conflict Mitigation. Wongibe Poupezo Dieudonne, Cameroon
  • A multidisciplinary approach to assess the intermittent breeding pattern observed in southern elephant seals at Marion Island in the Southern Ocean (Read Report) Nico Lubcker, South Africa
  • Assessment of impacts of aquatic bush meat on marine mammals (Dolphins and African manatee) Cameroon estuary for National action plan Isidore Ayissi, Cameroon
  • Genetic validation of alpha-male paternity in southern elephant seals to determine the role of males in population dynamics (Read Report Wessel Oosthuizen, South Africa
  • Isolated in a harsh marine realm: phylogenetic position and genetic diversity of a possibly isolated Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) population in the Persian Gulf Mohsen Rezaie-Atagholipour, Iran
  • Study on fisheries threats to dolphins at Gulf of Mannar, Sri Lanka Lalith Ekanayake, Sri Lanka
  • Reconstructing the historical feeding ecology of bottlenose dolphins from the Western South Atlantic through stable isotope analysis of archived samples Andrea Campos Rangel, Brazil
  • Vertebral ecomorphology in Delphininae: Phylogenetic signal or habitat adaptation? María Constanza Marchesi, Argentina
  • The characteristics of underwater noise and the temporal and spatial distribution of the porpoises in the lower reaches of Yangtze River (Read Report Lu Zhou, China
  • Age and sex differentiated diet of Subantarctic fur seals from the Tristan da Cunha Islands: overlap with fisheries? (Read Report Mia Wege, South Africa
  • Trophic relations and habitat use along the ontogenetic development of the bottlenose dolphin’s ecotypes in the southern Brazil Luiza Becker Pereira, Brazil
  • Old and new bones: Assessing the historical ecology of otariids in the Southeastern coast of the South Pacific Ocean Ana Valenzuela Toro, Chile
  • Lek or female defense kind of polygyny? First report of circarhythms and reproductive behavior of Otaria byronia in the southeast Pacific (Read Report) Marlene Pizarro, Chile
  • Influence of abiotic factors on habitat use of Guiana dolphins in Ilhéus, Northeastern Brazil Anna Libório, Brazil
  • Study of the content of Pb, Cd, Zn and Cu in the bones of Phocoena phocoena relicta in the Bulgarian Black Sea region (Read Report) Violeta Evtimova, Bulgaria
  • Are Guiana dolphins organized in generalist populations of specialist individuals? Clarissa Teixeira, Brazil

2017 Small Grants in Aid of Research Recipients and Reports

  • 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 ReportGwenith 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 blainvilleiSotalia guianensisArctocephalus 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

2016 Small Grants in Aid of Research Recipients and Reports

  • Characteristics of ship noise in a critical habitat of the world’s second largest humpback dolphin population: Implications for conservation (Read Report) Mingming Liu, China
  • Development of biosonar-related structures of dolphins (Odontoceti: Dephinoidea) (Read Report) Guilherme Frainer, Brazil
  • The chicken or the egg: is the immune response of South American fur seal pups the cause or the consequence of parasitic burden? (Read Report) Mauricio Seguel, Chile
  • Study on the three cetacean species stranded along the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast (Read Report) Violeta Evtimova, Bulgaria
  • Range-wide phylogeography of the South American fur seal: evolutionary history of fur seals in South America using high-throughput sequencing (Read ReportFernando Lopes, Brazil
  • Survey of Brucella spp. in marine mammals from the Brazilian coast: a histopatological, immunohistochemical, sorological and molecular approach (Read Report) Angélica María Sánchez Sarmiento, Brazil
  • Individual identification based on the genotyping of blue whale stool collected in the Gulf of California (Read Report) Leticia Lili, México
  • Subtle population structure of killer whales (Orcinus orca) at the Russian Far East (Read Report) Ekaterina Borisova, Russia
  • Is there a distinct lineage of Atlantic Spotted dolphins in Southwestern Atlantic Ocean? Insights from genomics and ecological approaches (Read Report) Karina Bohrer Amaral, Brazil
  • The contribution of individual traits in shaping the bottlenose dolphin society that forages cooperatively with artisanal fishermen (Read Report) Alexandre Marcel Silva Machado, Brazil
  • Evolutionary aspects of postcranial asymmetry of estuarine dolphin, Sotalia guianensis(van Bénéden, 1864), Pará state, Brazil (Read Report) Maíra Laeta, Brazil
  • Temporal variation in the nutritional status of the resident fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) in the Gulf of California (Failed to Submit a Report) Erica Carone, Mexico

2015 Grants In Aid of Research Recipients and Reports

  • Surviving in isolation: Are the Chilean Patagonia South American fur seals doomed to succumb to parasitic infections? (Read Report) Mauricio Seguel, Chile
  • Preserving the endangered African manatee population from human activities in Lake Ossa Wildlife Reserve (Read Report) Paul Rodrigue Ngafack, Cameroon
  • Feeding habits of the Amazonas manatee (Trichechus inunguis) and the Antillean manatee (T. m. manatus) in Colombia by applying stable isotope analysis (Read Report) Federico Riet, Colombia
  • Persistent organic pollutants in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from two resident populations of southern Brazil: Assessing exposure levels and potential  contamination and immune biomarkers (Read ReportBárbara Righetti, Brazil
  • Survey of Brucella spp. in marine mammals from the Brazilian coast: a histopatological, immunohistochemical, sorological and molecular approach (Read ReportAngélica María Sánchez Sarmiento, Brazil
  • Analysis of the vertebral morphology and the biomechanical properties of the skeleton in four dolphin species off southern South America employing geometrics morphometrics (Read ReportMaría Marchesi, Argentina
  • Conservation of Atlantic humpback dolphin (Souza teuszii Kükenthal, 1892) in South Cameroon (West-Africa) (Read Report) Isidore Ayissi, Cameroon
  • Improving the detectability and categorization of California sea lions using unmanned aerial imagery (Read Report) Karen Adame Fernández, Mexico
  • Sex determination and sex ratio of Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) incidentally caught in fishing nets along the Northern Brazilian coast (Read Report) Hanna Gabriely Pinto Gonçalves, Brazil
  • Foraging ecology of a population of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama (Read Report) Maria Paula Hernandez, Colombia
  • Trophic structure of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations in the southern Gulf of Mexico (Read Report) Raul E. Diaz-Gamboa, Mexico

2014 Grants In Aid of Research Recipients and Reports

  • Insights into the Trophic Ecology of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Mexican Central Pacific (View Report) Christian Daniel Ortega-Ortiz, Mexico
  • Population structure and contamination status of Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) (Failed to Submit a Report) Paula Mendez Fernandez, Brazil
  • Improving Abundance Estimates of Threatened Franciscana Dolphins (View Report)Federico Sucunza, Brazil
  • Assessing the presence and movement patterns of indo-pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) in the south-east coast of India (View Report) Rahul Muralidharan, India
  • Occurrence, distribution and preliminary genetic status of cetaceans in The Guajira region, Colombian Caribbean (View Report) Dalia C. Barragán-Barrera, Colombia
  • Systematic and paleobiology of Notocetus vanbenedeni (Early Miocene, Patagonia) and the evolution of Platanistoidea (View Report) Mariana Viglino, Argentina
  • Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) song across successive breeding seasons and its use as a conservation tool (View Report) Luz Helena Rodriguez-Varga, Colombia
  • Trace elements in teeth of small cetaceans from subantarctic waters, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (View Report) Iris Cáceres-Saez, Argentina
  • Assessment of Commerson’s dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) conservation status at argentine’s southern distribution (Failed to Submit a Report) Maria Fernanda Negri, Argentina
  • Status of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in northern Dalmatia, Croatia (View Report) Jure Miočić-Stošić, Croatia
  • Temporal and spatial variation in marine mammal strandings in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa (View Report) Gordon John Gregory Hofmeyr, South Africa
  • Molecular taxonomy of Bryde’s whales in the Southwestern Atlantic (Failed to Submit a Report) Carolina Pereira Dias, Brazil

2013 Grants In Aid of Research Recipients and Reports

  • Breathe for the health of large whales: comparison between Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) and Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) Kátia R. Groch, Brazil Report submitted (Read report)
  • Linking trophodynamics and demography in a wide-ranging marine predator populationChris Oosthuizen, South Africa Report submitted (Read report)
  • The role of marine protected areas in the population dynamics and conservation of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) along the southeast coast of South AfricaOlga Alejandra Vargas, South Africa Report submitted (Read report)
  • Spatial variation in preneoplastic cellular alterations of the genital eptithelium of California sea lions along their breeding range Cecilia Barragán-Vargas, Mexico Report submitted (Read report)
  • Ontogeny, asymmetry and sexual dimorphism on odontocete cetaceans Daniela Laura del Castillo, Argentina Report submitted (Read report)
  • Assessment of Commerson’s dolphin Cephalorhynchus commersonii conservation status at Argentine’s southern distribution. Maria Fernanda Negri, Argentina Report submitted (Read report)
  • Early ontogeny of mucosal immunity of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus)Wendy Beatriz Espinosa De Aquino, Mexico Report submitted (Read report)
  • The development of social behaviour of Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) during the post-weaning fast Vaida Surviliene, Lithuania Report submitted (Read report)
  • Genetic structure and pedigree of manatee in Tabasco Guadalupe Gomez Carrasco, Mexico Report submitted (Read report)
  • Genetic diversity and population structure of the rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) in Brazil Dayse Mello Pereira da SilvaBrazil Report submitted (Read report)
  • Temporal and spatial variation in the feeding habits of the Southern sea lion, Otaria flavescens on the coasts of Rio Negro province, Argentina Raimundo Lucas Bustos, Argentina Report submitted (Read report)
  • Investigation of dolphin-fisher interactions and the impact of dolphins on fishing in Jamaica Christine O’Sullivan, Jamaica Report Submitted (Read Report)
  • Plasticity of ultraviolet radiation skin damage repair and avoidance strategies in the blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus Blanca Morales Guerrero, Mexico Report submitted (Read report)
  • Steroid hormone assessments in blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) from the Gulf of California Mexico Marcia Valenzuela, Mexico Report submitted (Read report)