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Acknowledging Wildbook for Whale Sharks in a publication

If use of the Wildbook for Whale Sharks library made a significant contribution to a research project, please make the following acknowledgement in any resulting publication:

This research has made use of data and software tools provided by Wildbook for Whale Sharks, an online mark-recapture database operated by the non-profit scientific organization Wild Me with support from public donations and the Qatar Whale Shark Research Project.

 

Scientific publications

The following reports and publications have either directly used data from Wildbook for Whale Sharks or contributed to its ultimate development and launch.

Rohner CA, Pierce SJ, Marshall AD, Weeks SJ, Bennett MB, Richardson AJ (2013) Trends in sightings and environmental influences on a coastal aggregation of manta rays and whale sharks. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 482: 153–168, 2013.
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McKinney J, Hoffmayer ER, Holmberg J, Graham R, de la Parra R et al. (2013) Regional connectivity of whale sharks demonstrated using photo-identification - Western Atlantic, 1999 - 2013. PeerJ PrePrints 1:e98v1
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Bonner SJ & Holmberg, J (2013), Mark-Recapture with Multiple, Non-Invasive Marks. Biometrics. doi: 10.1111/biom.12045
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Hueter RE, Tyminski JP, de la Parra R (2013) Horizontal Movements, Migration Patterns, and Population Structure of Whale Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico and Northwestern Caribbean Sea. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71883. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071883
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Fox S, Foisy I, De La Parra Venegas R, Galvan Pastoriza BE, Graham RT, Hoffmayer ER, Holmberg J, Pierce SJ. (2013) Population structure and residency of whale sharks Rhincodon typus at Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras. Journal of Fish Biology Volume 83, Issue 3, pages 574-587, September 2013
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Robinson DP, Jaidah MY, Jabado RW, Lee-Brooks K, Nour El-Din NM, et al. (2013) Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, Aggregate around Offshore Platforms in Qatari Waters of the Arabian Gulf to Feed on Fish Spawn. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58255. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058255
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Davies, Tim K., Stevens, Guy, Meekan, Mark G., Struve, Juliane, and Rowcliffe, J. Marcus (2012) Can citizen science monitor whale-shark aggregations? Investigating bias in mark-recapture modelling using identification photographs sourced from the public. Wildlife Research 39, 696-704.
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Marshall AD & SJ Pierce (2012) The use and abuse of photographic identification in sharks and rays. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 1361-1379

Catlin J, Jones T, Norman B & Wood D. Consolidation in a wildlife tourism industry: the changing impact of whale shark tourist expenditure in the Ningaloo Coast region. International Journal of Tourism Research, Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 134-148, March/April 2010.

Catlin J, Jones R, Jones T, Norman B and Wood D (2010). Discovering Wildlife Tourism: A Whale Shark Tourism Case Study. Current Issues in Tourism, Volume 13, Issue 4.

Jones T, Wood D, Catlin J & Norman B (2009). Expenditure and ecotourism: predictors of expenditure for whale shark tour participants. Journal of Ecotourism Volume 8, Issue 1: 32-50.

Norman B (2009) ECOCEAN Best Practice Whale Shark Ecotourism UNEP MANUAL. Technical Report (United Nations Environment Program - Regional Seas) 7pp.
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Holmberg J & Norman B (2009) ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification - UNEP MANUAL. Technical Report (United Nations Environment Program - Regional Seas) 69pp.
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Holmberg J, Norman B & Arzoumanian Z (2009) Estimating population size, structure, and residency time for whale sharks Rhincodon typus through collaborative photo-identification. Endangered Species Research, (7) 39-53.
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Jones T, Wood D, Catlin J & Norman, B (2009) Expenditure and ecotourism: predictors of expenditure for whale shark tour participants. Journal of Ecotourism, (8) 32-50.
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Gleiss AC, Norman B, Liebsch N, Francis C & Wilson RP (2009) A new prospect for tagging large free-swimming sharks with motion-sensitive data-loggers. Fisheries Research 97: 11-16.
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Holmberg J, Norman B & Arzoumanian Z (2008) Robust, comparable population metrics through collaborative photo-monitoring of whale sharks Rhincodon typus . Ecological Applications 18(1): 222-223.
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Norman B. & Holmberg J (2007) A Cooperative Approach for Generating Robust Population Metrics for Whale Sharks Rhincodon typus. In: Maldini D, Meck Maher D, Troppoli D, Studer M, and Goebel J, editors. Translating Scientific Results into Conservation Actions: New Roles, Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Scientists. Boston : Earthwatch Institute; 2007.
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Norman B & Stevens J (2007) Size and maturity status of the whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ) at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Fisheries Research Vol. 84, Issue 1, 1-136. Whale Sharks: Science, Conservation and Management - Proceedings of the First International Whale Shark Conference, First International Whale Shark Conference Australia 09-12 May 2005. T. R. Irvine and J. K. Keesing (Eds).
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Norman B & Catlin J (2007) Economic importance of conserving whale sharks. Unpublished Report for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Sydney 18pp.

Arzoumanian Z, Holmberg J & Norman B (2005) An astronomical pattern-matching algorithm for computer-aided identification of whale sharks Rhincodon typus . Journal of Applied Ecology 42, 999-1011.
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Norman BM (2005) Whale shark critical habitats and movement patterns within Australian waters. Technical Report (DEH Natural Heritage Trust Project) 46pp.

Norman BM (2004) Review of the current conservation concerns for the whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ): A regional perspective. Technical Report (NHT Coast & Clean Seas Project No. 2127) 74pp.

Norman B (2002) CITES Identification Manual: Whale Shark ( Rhincodon typus Smith 1829). Commonwealth of Australia.
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Norman BM, Newbound D & Knott B (2000) A new species of Pandaridae (Copepoda), from the whale shark Rhincodon typus (Smith) . Journal of Natural History 34:3, 355-366.
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Norman BM (2000) In: 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. Xviii+61 pp. (Book & CD).

Norman BM (1999) Aspects of the biology and ecotourism industry of the whale shark Rhincodon typus in north-western Australia. MPhil. Thesis (Murdoch University, Western Australia).
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Gunn JS, Stevens JD, Davis TLO & Norman BM (1999) Observations on the short-term movements and behaviour of whale sharks ( Rhincodon typus ) at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Mar. Biol . 135: 553-559.
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