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Ecology and Conservation of Marine Mammals 
University of La Rochelle

Conference 2008


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Peer-reviewed Papers
2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000

Barnes C, Bethea DM, Brodeur RD, Spitz J, Ridoux V, Pusineri C, Chase BC, Hunsicker ME, Juanes F, Conover DO, Kellermann A, Lancaster J, Ménard F, Bard FX, Munk P, Pinnegar JK, Scharf FS, Rountree RA, Stergiou KI, Sassa C, Sabates A, Jennings S. Predator and prey body sizes in marine food webs. Ecology 89: 881

Certain G, Ridoux V, Van Canneyt O, Bretagnolle V. Delphinid spatial distribution and abundance estimates over the shelf of the bay of biscay. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 65: 656-666

Meynier L, Pusineri C, Spitz J, Santos, MB, Pierce GJ, Ridoux V. Diet and feeding ecology of the common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, in the Bay of Biscay: importance of fat fish. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 354: 267-276

Pierce GJ, Santos MB, Murphy S, Learmonth JA, Zuur AF, Rogan E, Bustamante P, Caurant F, Lahaye V, Ridoux V, Zegers BN, Mets A, Addink M, Smeenk C, Jauniaux T, Law, RJ, Dabin W, López A, Alonso Farré JM, González AF, Guerra A, García-Hartmann M, Reid RJ, Moffat CF, Lockyer C, Boon JP. Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutant in female common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from western European seas: geographical trends, causal factors and effects on reproduction and mortality. Environ. Pollut. 153: 401-415
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Fontaine MC, Baird SJE, Piry S, Ray N, Duke S, Birkun A Jr, Bloch D, Ferreira M, Sequeira M, Jauniaux T, Llavona A, Řien NI, Öztürk AA, Ridoux V, Rogan E, Siebert U, Vikingsson GA, Bouquegneau JM, Michaux JR. Rise of oceanographic barriers in continuous populations of a cetacean: the harbour porpoise in old world waters. BMC Biol. 5:30

Gerondeau M, Barbraud C, Ridoux V, Vincent C. Abundance estimate and seasonal patterns of grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) occurrence in Brittany, France, as assessed by photo-identification and capture-mark-recapture. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 87: 365-372

Härkönen T, Brasseur S, Teilmann J, Vincent C, Dietz R, Abt K, Reijnders P. Status of grey seals along mainland Europe from the Southwestern Baltic to FranceIn: Grey seals in the North Atlantic and the Baltic (eds. T. Haug, M. Hammill & D. Olafsdottir). NAMMCO Scientific Publications 6 :57-68.

Kiszka J, Ersts PJ, Ridoux V. Cetacean diversity around the Mozambique Channel islands of Mayotte (Comoros archipelago). J. Cet. Res. Manag. 9: 105-109

Kiszka J, Muir C, Jamon A. Status of a marginal dugong (Dugong dugon) population in the lagoon of Mayotte (Mozambique Channel), in the western Indian Ocean. W. Ind. Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 6: 111-116

Kiszka J, Muir C. Disappearing dugongs in eastern Africa. Global Mar. Env. 5: 22-23

Kiszka J, Van Canneyt O, Macleod K, Walker D, Ridoux V. Distribution, encounter rates and habitat characteristics of toothed cetaceans in the Bay of Biscay and adjacent waters from platform of opportunity data.  ICES J. Mar. Sci. 64: 1033-1043

Kiszka J. Atypical associations between dugongs (Dugong dugon) and dolphins in a tropical lagoon. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 87: 101-104

Kojadinovic J, Bustamante P, Churlaud C, Cosson RP, Le Corre M. Mercury in seabird feathers: insight on dietary habits and evidence for exposure levels in the Western Indian Ocean. Sci.Total Env. 384: 194-204

Kojadinovic J, Le Corre M, Cosson RP, Bustamante P. Trace elements in three marine birds breeding on Reunion Island (Western Indian Ocean). Part 1 : Factors influencing their bioaccumulation. Arch. Env. Cont. Tox. 52: 418-430
Kojadinovic J, Cosson RP, Le Corre M, Bustamante P. Trace elements in three marine birds breeding on Reunion Island (Western Indian Ocean). Part 2: Factors influencing their detoxification. Arch. Env. Cont. Tox. 52: 431-440

Kojadinovic J, Le Corre M, Cosson RP, Salomalard M, Bustamante P. Preliminary results on metal levels in three species of seabirds from Reunion Island (Western Indian Ocean). Ostrich 78: 435-441

Kojadinovic J, Potier M, Le Corre M, Cosson RP, Bustamante P. Bioaccumulation of trace elements in pelagic fish in the Western Indian Ocean. Environ. Pollut. 146: 548-566

Lahaye V, Bustamante P, Law RJ, Learmonth JA, Santos MB, Boon JP, Rogan E, Dabin W, Addink MJ, López A, Zuur AF, Pierce GJ, Caurant F. Biological and ecological factors related to trace element levels in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from European waters. Mar. Env. Res. 64:247-266

Pusineri C, Magnin V, Meynier L, Spitz J, Hassani S, Ridoux V. Food and feeding ecology of the common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) in the northeast Atlantic and comparison with its diet in neritic areas. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 23: 30-47

Ridoux V, Spitz J, Vincent C, Walton M. Grey seal diet at the southern limit of its European distribution: combining dietary analyses and fatty acid profiles. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 87: 255-264

Viaud-Martinez KA, Martinez Verarga M, Gol’din PE, Ridoux V, Öztürk AA, Öztürk B, Rosel PE, Frantzis A, Kommenou A, Bohonak AJ. Morphological and genetic differenciation of the Black Sea harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena relicta). Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 338:289-280

Warnau M, Bustamante P. Radiotracer techniques: a unique tool in marine ecotoxicological studies. Env. Bioindic. 2: 217-218
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Bustamante P, Lahaye V, Durnez C, Churlaud C, Caurant F. Total and organic Hg concentrations in cephalopods from the North East Atlantic waters: influence of geographical origin and feeding ecology. Sci. Total Env. 368: 585-596

Caurant F, Aubail A, Lahaye V, Van Canneyt O, Rogan E, López A, Addink M, Churlaud C, Robert M, Bustamante P. Lead contamination of small cetaceans in European waters – The use of stable isotopes for identifying the sources of lead exposure. Mar. Env. Res. 62: 131-148

Chancollon O, Pusineri C, Ridoux V. Food and feeding ecology of the northeast Atlantic swordfish, Xiphias gladius, off the Bay of Biscay. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 63: 1075-1085

Lahaye V, Bustamante P, Dabin W, Van Canneyt O, Dhermain F, Cesarini C, Pierce GJ, Caurant F. New insights from age determination on toxic element accumulation in striped and bottlenose dolphins from Atlantic and Mediterranean waters. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 52: 1219-1230

Lahaye V, Bustamente P, Spitz J, Das K, Meynier L, Magnin V, Dabin W, Caurant F. Long-term preferences of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the bay of Biscay using cadmium (Cd) as a metallic tracer. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 305: 275-285

Miclard J, Mokhtari K, Jouvion G, Wyrzykowski B, Van Canneyt O, Wyers M, Colle MA. Microcystic meningioma in a dolphin (Delphinus delphis): Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study. J. Comp. Path. 135: 254-258

Ringelstein J, Pusineri C, Hassani S, Meynier L, Nicolas R, Ridoux V. The food and feeding ecology of the striped dolphin, Stenella coerulaeoalba, in the oceanic Northeast Atlantic. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 86: 909-918

Santos M, Pierce GJ, López A, Reid RJ, Ridoux V, Mente E. Pygmy sperm whales, Kogia breviceps, in the northeast Atlantic: new information on stomach contents and strandings. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 22: 600-616

Spitz J, Richard E, Meynier L, Pusineri C, Ridoux V. Dietary plasticity of the oceanic striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba, in the neritic Bay of Biscay. J. Sea Res. 55: 309-320

Spitz J, Rousseau Y, Ridoux V. Diet overlap between harbour porpoise and bottlenose dolphin: a case for interference competition? J. Coast. Est. Shelf Sci. 70: 259-270
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Beauplet G, Barbraud C, Dabin W, Kűssener C, Guinet C. Age specific survival and reproductive performances in females subantarctic fur seals: evidence of senescence and individual quality. Oikos 112: 430-441

Maffucci F, Caurant F, Bustamante P, Bentivegna F. Bioaccumulation of trace elements (Cd, Cu, Hg, Se, Zn) in the tissues of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from the South Tyrrhenian sea (Italy). Chemosphere 58: 535-542

Pusineri C, Vasseur Y, Hassani S, Meynier L, Spitz J, Ridoux V. The food and feeding ecology of juvenile northeast Atlantic albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga, off the Bay of Biscay. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 62: 116-122

Vincent C, Fedak MA, Meynier L, Saint-Jean C, Ridoux V. Status and conservation of the grey seal, Halichoerus grypus, in France: relationships between core and peripheral groups. Bio. Cons. 126: 67-73
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Beauplet G, Dubroca L, Guinet C, Cherel Y, Dabin W, Gagne C, Hindell M. Foraging ecology of subantarctic fur seals Arctocephalus tropicalis breeding on Amsterdam Island: seasonal changes in relation to maternal characteristics and pup growth. Mar Ecol. Prog. Ser. 273: 211-224

Bustamante P, Morales CF, Mikkelsen B, Dam M, Caurant F. Trace elements bioaccumulation in the grey seal Halichoerus grypus from the Faroe Islands. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 267: 291-301

Dabin W, Beauplet G, Crespo EA, Guinet C. Age structure, growth and demographic parameters in breeding-age subantarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus tropicalis) females. Can. J. Zool. 82: 1042-1050

Dabin W, Cesarini C, Clémenceau I, Dhermain F, Jauniaux T, Van Canneyt O, Ridoux V. Double-faced monster of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) found in the Mediterranean Sea. Vet. Rec. 154: 306-308

De Buffrenil V, Dabin W, Zylberberg L. Histology and growth of the cetacean petro-tympanic bone complex. J. Zool., Lond. 262: 371-381

Lescroël A, Ridoux V, Bost C. Spatial and temporal variations in the diet of the gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) at Kerguelen Islands. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 27: 206-216

Ridoux V, Lafontaine L, Bustamante P, Caurant F, Dabin W, Delcroix C, Hassani S, Meynier L, Pereira da Silva V, Simonin S, Robert M, Spitz J, Van Canney O. The impact of the Erika oil spill on pelagic and coastal marine mammals: combining demographic, ecological, trace metals and biomarker evidences. Aquat. Liv. Res. 17: 379-387
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Bocher P, Caurant F, Cherel Y, Miramand P, Bustamante P. Influence of the diet on the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in zooplankton-eating petrels at Kerguelen archipelago, Southern Indian Ocean. Polar Biol. 26: 759-767

Bustamante P, Bocher P, Cherel Y, Miramand P, Caurant F. Distribution of trace elements in the tissues of benthic and pelagic fish from the Kerguelen Islands. Sci. Total Env. 313: 25-39

Bustamante P, Garrigue C, Breau L, Caurant F, Dabin W, Greaves J, Dodemont R. Trace elements in two odontocete species (Kogia breviceps and Globicephala macrorhynchus) stranded in New Caledonia (South Pacific). Environ. Pollut. 124: 263-271
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Bustamante P, Cosson RP, Gallien I, Caurant F, Miramand P. Cadmium detoxification processes in the digestive gland of cephalopods in relation to accumulated cadmium concentrations. Mar. Env. Res. 53: 227-241

Dabin W, Beauplet G, Guinet C. Response of wild subantarctic Fur Seal (Arctozenus tropicalis) females to Ketamine and Tiletamine-Zolepam anesthesia. J. Wild. Diseases 38: 846-850

Vincent C, McConnell BJ, Fedak MA, Ridoux V. Assessment of Argos location accuracy from satellite tags deployed on captive grey seals. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 18: 301-322

Vincent C, Ridoux V, Fedak MA, Hassani S. Mark-recapture and satellite tracking of rehabilitated juvenile grey seals (Halichoerus grypus): dispersal and potential effect on wild populations. Aquat. Mammals 28: 121-130
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Cherel Y, Ridoux V, Weimerskirch H, Tveraa T, Chastel O. Capelin (Mallotus villosus) as an important food source for northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) breeding at Bjřrnřya (Bear Island), Barents Sea. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 58: 355-361

Gallien I, Caurant F, Bordes M, Bustamante P, Miramand P, Fernandez B, Quellard N, Babin P. Cadmium-containing granules in kidney tissue of the Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhyncus acutus) off the Faroe Islands. Comp. Bioch. Physio. 130: 389-395

Ridoux V. Studies on fragmented and marginal seal populations in Europe : an introduction. Mammalia 65: 277-282

Vincent C, Meynier L, Ridoux V. Photo-identification in grey seals: legibility and stability of natural markings. Mammalia 65: 363-372
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Miramand P, Guyot T, Pigeot J, Bustamante P, Caurant F, Ferchaud R. Cadmium in marine food webs: from inputs to consumers. J. Europ. Hydro. 1: 127-143.
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