Research publications derived from the Whales and climate program

    1. Torre-Williams, L., Meynecke, J.O., Martinez, E., Reinke, J., Stockin, K.A. (2019). Presence of newborn humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calves in Gold Coast Bay, Australia. Marine Behaviour and Physiology 52(5), 199-216. https://doi.org/10.1080/10236244.2019.1671769
    2. McCulloch, S., Meynecke J.-O., Franklin T., Franklin W., Chauvenet, A.L.M. (2021). Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) behaviour determines habitat use in two Australian bays. Marine and Freshwater Research https://doi.org/10.1071/MF21065
    3. Richards, R., Meynecke, J.-O., Sahin O. (2020). Addressing dynamic uncertainty in the whale-watching industry under climate change and system shocks. Science of The Total Environment, 756, e143889. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv
    4. Valani, R., Meynecke, J.-O., Olsen, M.T.(2020). Presence and movement of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother-calf pairs in the Gold Coast, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 53 (5-6), 251-263. https://doi.org/10.1080/10236244.2020.1850177
    5. Meynecke, J.‐O.,  Seyboth, E.,  De Bie, J., Barraqueta-Menzel J.‐L., Chama, A., Dey S.P., Lee S., Tulloch,V., Viche M., Findlay K., Roychoudhury A.N., Mackey, B. (2020). Responses of humpback whales to a changing climate in the Southern Hemisphere: Priorities for research efforts. Marine Ecology, 41(6), 12616. , https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12616
    6. Elisa Seyboth, Fernando Félix, Mary-Anne Lea, Luciano Dalla Rosa, George Watters, Keith Reid, and Eduardo R. Secchi. Influence of krill (Euphausia superba) availability on humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) reproductive rate. 2021. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12805.
    7. Dey, S. P., Vichi, M., Fearon, G., Seyboth, E., Findlay, K. P., Meynecke, J. O., … & Mackey, B. (2021). Oceanographic anomalies coinciding with humpback whale super-group occurrences in the Southern Benguela. Scientific Reports, 11(1): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-00253-2
    8. Cloete, R., J.C. Loock, N.R. van Horsten, J-L. Menzel Barraqueta, S. Fietz, T.N. Mtshali, H. Planquette, M. I. Garcia-Ibanez, A.N. Roychoudhury (2021) Winter dissolved and particulate zinc in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean: Distribution and relation to major nutrients (GEOTRACES GIpr07 transect) Marine Chemistry, V236, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2021.104031
    9. Cloete, R., J.C. Loock, N.R. van Horsten, S. Fietz, T.N. Mtshali, H. Planquette, A.N. Roychoudhury (2021) Winter biogeochemical cycling of dissolved and particulate cadmium in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (GEOTRACES GIpr07 transect). Frontiers in Marine Sciences: Marine Biogeochemistry, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.656321
    10. Lee, S. B., Zhang, F., Lemckert, C. J., Tomlinson, R., 2021, Investigations Exploring the Use of an Unstructured-Grid, Finite-Volume Modelling Approach to Simulate Coastal Circulation in Remote Island Settings—Case Study Region, Vanuatu/New Caledonia. Frontiers in Marine Science.
    11. Meynecke, J. O., De Bie, J., Barraqueta, J. L. M., Seyboth, E., Dey, S. P., Lee, S. B., … & Mackey, B. (2021). The role of environmental drivers in humpback whale distribution, movement and behavior: A review. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.697741
    12. Meynecke, J.-O.; Liebsch, N. (2021). Asset Tracking Whales—First Deployment of a Custom-Made GPS/GSM Suction Cup Tag on Migrating Humpback Whales. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9, 597.https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060597
    13. Ogundare, M., Agneta Fransson, Melissa Chierici, Warren Joubert and Alakendra N Roychoudhury (2021) Variability of sea-air carbon dioxide flux in autumn across the Weddell gyre and offshore Droning Maud Land in the Southern Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Sciences: Marine Biogeochemistry, 7, pp. 1168, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.614263
    14. Reisinger, R. R., Friedlaender, A. S., Zerbini, A. N., Palacios, D. M., Andrews-Goff, V., Dalla Rosa, L., … & Constantine, R. (2021). Combining regional habitat selection models for large-scale prediction: circumpolar habitat selection of Southern Ocean humpback whales. Remote Sensing, 13(11): 2074. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13112074
    15. Samanta, S., Ryan Cloete, Jean C Loock, Riana Rossouw, Alakendra N Roychoudhury (2021) Determination of trace metal (Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Co, Cd and Pb) concentration in seawater using single quadrupole ICP-MS: A comparison between offline and online preconcentration setups. Minerals, 11(11) https://doi.org/10.3390/min11111289
    16. Warwick-Evans, V., Kelly, N., Dalla Rosa, L., Friedlaender, A., Hinke, J.T., Kim, J.H., Kokubun, N., Santora, J., Secchi, E., Seyboth, E. & Trathan, P.N. (2022). Spatially-explicit estimates of consumption of Antarctic krill by a suite of seabird and marine mammal predators in the northern Antarctic Peninsula. Ecosphere13( 6): e4083. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4083
    17. Vichi, M. (2022). An indicator of sea ice variability for the Antarctic marginal ice zone, The Cryosphere, 16, 4087–4106, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4087-2022
    18. Samanta, S., J. L. M.Barraqueta, R. Das, A. Roychoudhury (2022) Source apportionment of the atmospheric Pb using a simulation-based inversion model: a case study from India uncovers bituminous road as the prime contributor of petroleum-derived Pb. Applied Geochemistry, V136, https://doi.org/1016/j.apgeochem.2021.105164
    19. Fearon, G., Herbette, S., Veitch, J., Cambon, G., Vichi, M., (2022). The influence of the land–sea breeze on coastal upwelling systems: locally forced vs internal wave vertical mixing and implications for thermal fronts. Ocean Modelling 176, 102069. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2022.102069
    20. van Horsten, N.R., H. Planquette, G. Sarthou, T. N Mtshali, A. Roychoudhury, E. Bucciarelli, (2022). Early winter Southern Indian Ocean Barium excess as a seasonal remineralization proxy linked to remote sensing primary productivity (GEOTRACES GIPr07 cruise). Biogeosciences 19, pp. 3209-3224. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3209-2022
    21. Mdutyana, M., X. Sun, J.M. Burger, R.F. Flynn, S. Smith, N.R. van Horsten, A.N. Roychoudhury, H. Planquette, E. Bucciarelli, S.J. Thomalla, B.B. Ward, S.E. Fawcett (2022) The kinetics of ammonium uptake and oxidation across the African sector of the Southern Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, V. 67, pp. 973–991. https://doi.org/1002/lno.12050
    22. Meynecke, J.-O.; Gustafon, J.; Cade, D.E. (2023). Exfoliating Whales–Sandy Bottom Contact Behaviour of Humpback Whales.  Mar. Sci. Eng.11, 600. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11030600
    23. Samanta, S., Cloete, R., Dey, S.P. et al.Exchange of Pb from Indian to Atlantic Ocean is driven by Agulhas current and atmospheric Pb input from South Africa. Sci Rep 13, 5465 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-32613-5
    24. Wilkinson, C., Seyboth E., Olbers, J., Vermeulen, E., Kramer, R., and Findlay, K. (2023). Estimating population changes in humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae migrating past Cape Vidal, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science. https://doi.org/2989/1814232X.2023.2193591.
    25. Bamford, C., Kelly, N., Herr, H., Seyboth, E., and Jackson, J. (2023). The recovery of Antarctic’s giants – baleen whales. Antarctic Environments Portal. https://doi.org/10.48361/edgj-pp83.
    26. Fearon, G., Herbette, S., Cambon, G., Veitch, J., Meynecke, J-O, Vichi, M., (2023) The land-sea breeze influences the oceanography of the southern Benguela upwelling system at multiple time-scales. Frontiers in Marine Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1186069
    27. Moreau, S., T. Hattermann, L. de Steur, H. M. Kauko, H. Steen, H. Ahonen, M. Ardelan, Philipp Assmy, M. Chierici, S. Descamps, T. Dinter, T. Falkenhaug, A. Fransson, E. Grønningsæter, E. Halfredsson, A. Lebrun, A. Lowther, N. Lubcker, P. Monteiro, I. Peeken, A.Roychoudhury, Magdalena Róźańska, T. Ryan-Keogh, N. Sanchez, A. Singh, J.-H. Simonsen, N. Steiger, S. J. Thomalla, A.van Tonder, J. Wiktor (2023). Wind-driven upwelling of iron sustains dense phytoplankton blooms and productive food webs in the eastern Weddell Gyre. Nature Communication, V14,1303. https://doi.org/1038/s41467-023-36992-1
    28. Ramos, E. A., Cheeseman, T., Marcondes, M. C. C., Olio, M., Vogel, A., Elwen, S., de Melo, T. H. M., Facchola, C., Cipolotti, S., Southerland, K., Findlay, K., Seyboth, E., McCue, S. A., Kotze, P. G. H., and Seakamela, S. M. 2023. Interchange of Southern Hemisphere humpback whales across the South Atlantic Ocean. Scientific Reports, 13(1): 4621. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-31358-5
    29. Meynecke, J.-O., Samanta S., de Bie, J., Seyboth, E., Dey S.P., Fearon, G., Vichi, M., Roychoudhury, A., Mackey, B. (2023). Do whales really increase the uptake of atmospheric carbon? Frontiers in Marine Science. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10:1117409. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1117409
    30. Meynecke, J.-O., Kela, H. (2023). What’s at Play: Humpback Whale Interaction with Seaweed Is a Global Phenomenon. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 11(9):1802. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11091802
    31. Seyboth, E., Meynecke, J.-O., de Bie, J., Roychoudhury, A, Findlay, K. (2023). A review of post-whaling abundance, trends, changes in distribution and migration patterns, and supplementary feeding of Southern Hemisphere humpback whales. Frontiers in Marine Science 10:997491. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.997491
    32. Flynn, R. F., Haraguchi, L., McQuaid, J., Burger, J. M., Mutseka Lunga, P., Stirnimann, L., Samanta, S., Roychoudhury, A. N., Fawcett, S. E, (2023). Nanoplankton: The dominant vector for carbon export across the Atlantic Southern Ocean in spring. Science Advances 9, eadi3059. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adi3059
    33. Meynecke, J.-O., Derville, S., Richards, R. (2023) Editorial: Whales and climate. Frontiers in Marine Science 10:1347360. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1347360