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Journal Articles

Population structure, residency patterns and movements of whale sharks in Southern Leyte, Philippines: results from dedicated photo-ID and citizen science.
Araujo, G., Snow, S.J., So, C.L., Labaja, M.J.J., Murray, R., Colucci, A., Ponzo, A.; Aquatic Conservation, 2016.

Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at a provisioning site in Cebu, Philippines.
Araujo, G., Lucey, A., Labaja, M.J.J., So, C.L., Snow, S.J., Ponzo, A.; Peer J, 2014.

Learning from a provisioning site: code of conduct compliance and behaviour of whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu, Philippines
Schleimer, A., Araujo, G., Penketh, L., Heath, A., McCoy, E., Labaja, J., Lucey, A., Ponzo, A.; Peer J, 2015

 

Oral and Poster Presentations

Presence and distribution of cetaceans in the northeastern Bohol Sea.
Ponzo, A., Pahang, K.A., Silberg, J., Haskins, G., Emata, C.L.P.; Acebes, J.M.
19thBiennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy Tampa, FL, USA, 2011

Site fidelity of melon-headed whales in the northern Bohol Sea, Philippines.
Silberg, J., Ponzo, A., Pahang, K.A., Haskins, G., Emata, C.L.P.;
19thBiennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy Tampa, FL, USA, 2011

The return of rorquals in the Bohol Sea.
Ponzo, A., Acebes, J.M., Sabater, E., Silberg, J.N., Pahang, K.A., Emata, C.L.P., Utzurrum, J.A.
19thBiennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy Tampa, FL, USA, 2011 

Whale Shark Provisioning: What do we know and where do we stand; The case study of Oslob, Philippines.
Ponzo, A., Araujo,G., Labaja, J., So, C., Snow, S., Geary, D., Craven, S., Lucey, A..
3rdInternational Whale Shark Conference, Atlanta, (GA) USA, 2013.

Describing the population structure of Rhincodon typus occurring in the waters of Oslob–Cebu, Philippines– between March 2012 and June 2013, during the provisioning interaction hours.
Araujo, G., Ponzo, A., Geary, D., Craven, A., Snow, S., Lucey, A..
3rdInternational Whale Shark Conference, Atlanta, (GA) USA, 2013.

Describing the whale shark (Rhincodon Typus) population present in the waters of Panoan Island in Southern Leyte, Philippines between February and June 2013 and its potential as a developing ecotourism hotspot.
Snow, S.J., Ponzo, A., Araujo, G., Labaja, J., Stuit, V., Geary, D..
3rdInternational Whale Shark Conference, Atlanta, (GA) USA, 2013.

Provisioning Whale Shark as a tourism attraction.  What do we know and where do we stand; The case study of Oslob, Philippines.
Ponzo, A., Araujo,G., Labaja, J., So, C., Snow, S., Geary, D., Craven, S., Lucey, A..
12th Conference of the Philippines Association of Marine Science, Tacloban, Philippines 2013.

A Corridor between Seas: Journeys of whale sharks in the Bohol Sea as depicted through photo identification.
Labaja, J, Ponzo, A., Snow, S., Araujo,G., Geary, D., So, C., Stuit, V., Craven, S., Lucey, A..
12th Conference of the Philippines Association of Marine Science, Tacloban, Philippines 2013.

The Giants Are Back: Whale sharks of the Bohol Sea, from the brink of extinction to one of the largest aggregations in Southeast Asia.
So, C.,, Ponzo, A., Snow, S., Araujo,G., Geary, D., Labaja, J, Stuit, V., Craven, S., Lucey, A..
12th Conference of the Philippines Association of Marine Science, Tacloban, Philippines 2013. 

Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Nesting Occurences in Anda, Bohol, Philippines.
Pahang, K.., Ponzo, A..
12th Conference of the Philippines Association of Marine Science, Tacloban, Philippines 2013.

Peps’ peeps. Socioecology of Peponocephala electra in the Bohol Sea, Philippines.
Ponzo, A., Senigaglia, V., Silberg, J.N.,Clarke, D..
20thBiennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Steno bredanensis in the Babuyan Islands, Northern Luzon, Philippines.
Nakagun, S., Acebes, J.M.V., Ponzo, A..
20thBiennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Bohol Rescue Unit for Marine Wildlife, an example of succesfull networking in a developing country.
Pahang, K.A., Ponzo, A.,  Acebes, J.M., Silberg, J.N.,  Yaptinchay, A.A., Clarke. D., Birdsall. C..
20thBiennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, New Zealand, 2013.

First record of Manta alfredi in the Bohol Sea, Philippines.
Verdote, DM., Ponzo,A.
Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa.

Whale Shark Provisioning: The case study of Oslob, Philippines.
Ponzo, A., Lucey, A., Araujo, G., Labaja, M.J.J., So, C.L., Snow, S..
Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa.

Mobulidae fishery in the Bohol Sea: A first extensive assessment of its sustainability.
Freeman, A., Verdote, D.M.,Acebes, J.M.V., Ponzo, A..
Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa.

Describing the population structure and residency of whale sharks visiting the waters of Oslob, Cebu, Philippines, during the provisioning hours, between March 31st 2012 and December 31st 2013.
Araujo, G., Lucey, A., So, C.L., Labaja, M.J.J., Snow, S., Ponzo, A..
Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa.

Whale shark pathway: Using photo-identification to track the movement of the largest fish in the world.
So, C.L., Snow, S., Araujo, G., Labaja, M.J.J., Lucey, A., Ponzo, A..
Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa.

Describing a new aggregation of whale sharks Rhincodon typus in the waters surrounding Panaon Island, Southern Leyte, Philippines, between February 8th and July 9th 2013.
Snow, S.J., Araujo, G., Labaja, M.J.J., So, C.L., Lucey, A., Ponzo, A..
Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa.

Whale Shark Provisioning in Oslob, Philippines: A case study.
Ponzo, A., Lucey, A., Araujo, G., Labaja, M.J.J., So, C.L., Snow, S.J..
3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 2014.

Mobulidae Fishery in the Bohol Sea: An assessment of its sustainability.
Freeman, A., Verdote, D.M.,Acebes, J.M.V., Ponzo, A..
3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 2014.

The use of Photo Identification in whale shark aggregations to understand their ecology and movements, and how citizen science plays a key role in marine conservation.
Araujo, G., So,C.L., Lucey, A., Labaja, M.J.J., Snow, S.J., David, D., Ponzo, A..
3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 2014.
 
 

Reports

Sogod Bay Whale Shark Research Report – Physalus 2013

Report on the Oslob Whale Shark Interaction – Physalus 2012
 
 

Scientific Posters

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Cetaceans of the Philippines ID guide

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