Peer reviewed publications

Lack of behavioural responses of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) indicate limited effectiveness of sonar mitigation

Wensveen PJ, Kvadsheim PH, Lam FPA, von Benda-Beckmann AM, Sivle LD, Visser F, Cure C, Tyack PL, Miller PJO (2017)

Journal of Experimental Biology in press.

Avoidance Responses of Minke Whales to 1-4 kHz Naval Sonar

Kvadsheim PH, DeRuiter SL, Sivle LD, Goldbogen J, Hansen RR, Miller PJO, Lam FPA, Calambokidis J, Friedlaender A,j, Visser F, Tyack PL, Kleivane L, Southall B (2017)

Marine Pollution Bulletin 121 (1-2): 60-68.

An analysis of pilot whale vocalization activity using hidden Markov models

Popov V, Langrock R, DeRuiter SL, Visser F (2017)

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141(1): 159-171.

Naval sonar disrupts foraging in humpback whales

Sivle Doksæter L, Wensveen PJ, Kvadsheim PH, Lam FPA, Visser F, Curé C, Harris CM, Tyack PL, Miller PJO (2016)

Marine Ecology Progress Series 562: 211-220 

Disturbance-specific social responses in long-finned pilot whales, Globicephala melas

Visser F, Curé C, Kvadsheim PH, Lam FPA, Tyack PL, Miller PJO (2016)

Nature Scientific Reports 6:28641. doi: 10.1038/srep28641 

Biological significance of sperm whale responses to sonar: comparison with anti-predator responses

Curé C, Isojunno S, Visser F , Wensveen P, Sivle L, Kvadsheim PH, Lam FPA, Miller PJO (2016)

Endangered Species Research 31:89-102 

Discrimination of fast click series produced by Risso’s dolphins for echolocation or communication

Arranz P, DeRuiter SL, Stimpert AK, Neves S, Friedlaender AS, Goldbogen JA, Visser F, Calambokidis J, Southall BL, Tyack PL (2016)

Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 2898-2907 

Effect of construction-related activities and vessel traffic on marine mammals

Culloch RM, Anderwald P, Brandecker A, Haberlin D, McGovern B, Pinfield R, Visser F, Jessopp M, Cronin M (2016)

Marine Ecology Progress Series 549: 231–242

Severity of expert-identified behavioural responses of humpback whale, minke whale and Northern bottlenose whale to naval sonar

Sivle LD,  Kvadsheim PH, Curé C, Isojunno S, Wensveen PJ, Lam FPA, Visser F, Kleivane L, Tyack PL, Miller PJO (2015)

Aquatic Mammals 41:469-502

First indications that Northern bottlenose whales are sensitive to behavioural disturbance from anthropogenic noise

Miller PJO, Kvadsheim PH, Lam FPA, Tyack PL, Curé C, DeRuiter SL, Kleivane L, Sivle L, van IJsselmuide SP, Visser F, Wensveen PJ, von Benda-Beckmann AM, Martin-Lopez L, Narazaki T, Hooker SK (2015)

Royal Society Open Science 2:140484

Evidence for distinct coastal and offshore communities of bottlenose dolphins in the North East Atlantic

Oudejans MG, Visser F, Englund A, Rogan E, Ingram SN (2015)

PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122668. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.012266 

Predator sound playbacks reveal strong avoidance responses in a fight strategist baleen whale

Curé C, Sivle LD, Visser F, Wensveen PJ Isojunno S, Harris CM, Kvadsheim PH, Lam FA Miller PJO (2015)

Mar Ecol Prog Ser 526:267-282 

The social context of individual foraging behaviour in long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas)

Visser F,  Miller PJO, Antunes RN, Oudejans MG, Mackenzie ML, AokiK, Lam FA, Kvadsheim PH, Huisman J, and Tyack PL (2014)

Behaviour 151 1453 - 1477 

Rare Mixed-Species Associations Between Sperm Whales and Risso's and Northern Right Whale Dolphins Off the Southern California Bight: Kleptoparasitism and Social Parasitism?

Smultea MA, Bacon CE, Lomac-MacNair K, Visser F, and Bredvik J (2014)

Northwestern Naturalist 95 (1): 43-49 

Body contact and synchronous diving in long-finned pilot whales

Aoki K, Sakai M, Miller PJO, Visser F and Sato K (2013)

Behavioural Processes 99: 12-20 

Displacement responses of a mysticete, an odontocete, and a phocid seal to construction-related vessel traffic

Anderwald P, Brandecker A, Coleman M, Collins C, Denniston H, Haberlin MD, O’Donovan M, Pinfield R, Visser F, Walshe L (2013)

Endangered Species Research 21: 231-240 

Responses of male sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) to killer whale sounds: implications for anti-predator strategies.

Curé, C., Antunes RN, Samarra F, Alves AC, Visser F, Kvadsheim PH and Miller PJO (2012).

Nature Scientific Reports 3: 1579

The severity of behavioral changes observed during experimental exposures of killer (Orcinus orca), long-finned pilot (Globicephala melas), and sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) whales to Naval Sonar.

Miller PJO, Kvadsheim PH, Lam FPA, Wensveen PJ, Antunes RN, Alves AC, Visser F, Kleivane L, Tyack PL and L Doksæter-Sivle (2012)

Aquatic Mammals 38: 362-401

Pilot whales attracted to killer whale sounds: acoustically-mediated interspecific interactions in cetaceans

Curé, C., Antunes RN, Samarra F, Alves AC, Visser F, Kvadsheim PH and Miller PJO (2012)

PLoS ONE 7(12): e52201. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052201

Seasonal trends and spatial differences in marine mammal occurrence in Broadhaven Bay, north-west Ireland.

Anderwald P, Haberlin MD. Coleman M. Ó Cadhla O. Englund A. Visser. F & M Cronin (2012)

Journal of the Marine Biological Associaton of the UK, 92:1757-1766.

Discrete or not so discrete: Long distance movements by coastal bottlenose dolphins in UK and Irish waters.

Robinson KP, O’Brien JM, Cheney B, Mandleberg L, Eisfeld S, Ryan C. Whooley P, Oudejans MG, O'Donovan M, Berrow SD, Costa M, Haberlin D, Stevick PT & Thompson PM. (2012)

Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 12: 365–371.

Timing of migratory baleen whales at the Azores in relation to the North Atlantic spring bloom.

Visser F, Hartman KL, Valavanis, Pierce GJ and Huisman J (2011)

Marine Ecology Progress Series 440: 267-279

Risso’s dolphins alter daily resting pattern in response to whale watching at the Azores.

Visser F, Hartman KL, Rood EJJ, Hendriks AJE, Zult DB, Wolff WJ, Huisman J, Pierce GJ (2011).

Marine Mammal Science, 27: 366-381

First confirmed record of a living sei whale Balaenoptera borealis in Irish waters.

Oudejans MG & Visser F (2010)

Irish Naturalist Journal 31: 46-48

Social structure of Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus) at the Azores: A stratified community based on highly associated social units.

Hartman KL, Visser F, Hendriks AJE (2008)

Canadian Journal of Zoology 86: 294-306

The role of the reactivity and content of iron of aerosol dust on the growth rates of two Antarctic diatom species.

Visser F, Gerringa LJA, Van der Gaast SJ, de Baar HWJ, Timmermans KRT (2003)

Journal of Phycology 39: 1084-1094


-  Cetaceans and naval sonar - the 3S cruise reports

Kvadsheim P. et al (2009, 2011 & 2012).

FFI-report: 2009/01140; 2011/01289; 2012/02058

-  Group behavioral sampling protocol in Behavioral Reponse Studies.

Visser F, Miller P, Lam FP, Kvadsheim P, Tyack P (2011).

In: Kvadsheim et al. (2011). Behavioural response studies of cetaceans to naval sonar signals in Norwegian  waters - 3S-11 Cruise report. FFI-report 2011/01289. 

-  The 3S experiments: studying the behavioural effects of naval sonar on killer whales (Orcinus orca), sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus), and long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in Norwegian waters.

Miller P, Antunes R, Alves A, Wensveen P, Kvadsheim P, Kleivane L, Nordlund N, Lam FP, van IJsselmuide S, Visser F, Tyack P (2011)

Scottish Oceans Institute Technical Report, SOI-2011-001

-  Bottlenose dolphins in Connemara & Mayo in 2008 and 2009; population structure and movement patterns between two coastal sites in northwest Mayo.

Oudejans MG. Ingram S. Englund A & Rogan E. 2010

National Parks and Wildlife Service Report. 26 pp.

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