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The public desire to interact with marine mammals has resulted in the development of a billion dollar tourism industry that includes activities such as humans swimming with free-ranging dolphins and seals. This study monitors the behaviour of the seal-swim industry in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria,...

Author(s)
Scarpaci, C.; Nugegoda, D.; Corkeron, P. J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2004, 1, 2, pp 89-95
Abstract

This chapter collates data on locations and trends in tourist numbers at pinniped sites in the southern hemisphere, and discusses issues of tourist impacts. It focuses on situations where tourists pay to have wild pinniped viewing experiences in which tour operators advertise the pinnipeds as a...

Author(s)
Kirkwood, R.; Boren, L.; Shaughnessy, P.; Szteren, D.; Mawson, P.; Hückstädt, L.; Hofmeyr, G.; Oosthuizen, H.; Schiavini, A.; Campagna, C.; Berris, M.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Marine mammals: fisheries, tourism and management issues, 2003, pp 257-276
Abstract

A continuing interest in interdisciplinary research characterizes conservation biology. This interest is a response in large part to the increasingly complex problems facing society. Analysis of recent ecotourism research, as an interdisciplinary enterprise, offers insights. As such, this paper...

Author(s)
Moore, S. A.; Newsome, D.; Rodger, K.; Smith, A. J.
Publisher
Bentham Science Publishers, Bussum, Netherlands
Citation
Open Conservation Biology Journal, 2009, 3, pp 57-64
Abstract

Interactions between fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus and A. forsteri) and tour boats at Montague Island were investigated between November 1997 and November 1998. The fur seals were in four haul-out sites, which are referred to here as colonies. The study was instigated by the...

Author(s)
Shaughnessy, P. D.; Nicholls, A. O.; Briggs, S. V.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2008, 5, 1, pp 15-27
Abstract

This study tested the effectiveness of a recently established sanctuary zone on Carnac Island (Western Australia) in reducing human disturbances to Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea). Several methods of recording behaviors were also tested to clarify their adequacy for detecting human...

Author(s)
Kent, C. P. S.; Crabtree, B.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2008, 5, 1, pp 29-42
Abstract

This study focuses on visitor perceptions of hauled out sea lions on Carnac Island, Western Australia. Carnac Island lies close to the city of Perth and is an important haulout (resting) site for the Australian sea lion, which is recognized as a species in need of special protection. The island is...

Author(s)
Orsini, J. P.; Newsome, D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2005, 2, 1, pp 23-37
Abstract

This study investigates the effects of human visitation on Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) hauled out at Carnac Island Nature Reserve, near Perth, Western Australia. The study involved a total of 112 hours of observation over 2.5 months during 23 field days (5-15 December 2002 and 16...

Author(s)
Orsini, J. P.; Shaughnessy, P. D.; Newsome, D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2006, 3, 2, pp 101-115

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