Centre for in situ Observational Oceanography

Publications

All references listed below are contributions and/or collaborations by members and students affliated to Marine and Coastal management (MCM), Bayworld Centre for Research and Education (BCRE) and the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP)





Tsitsikamma National Park

2005
  • Roberts, M.J., van den Berg, M.A. (2005)
    Currents along the Tsitsikamma coast, South Africa, and potential transport of squid paralarvae and icthyoplankton
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 2005 27(2):375 - 388.
    Abstract  Paper
2003
  • Brouwer, S.L., Griffiths, M.H. and M.J.Roberts (2003)
    Adult movement and larval dispersal of Argyrozona argyrozona (Pisces: Sparidae) from a temperate marine protected area
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 25:395-402.
    Abstract
1996
  • Tilney, R.L., Nelson, G., Radloff, S.E. and C.D. Buxton (1996)
    Ichthyoplankton distribution and dispersal in the Tsitsikamma National Park marine reserve, South Africa.
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 17: 1–14.
    Abstract  Paper
1995
  • Sauer, W.H.H. (1995)
    South Africa's Tsitsikamma National Park as a protected breeding area for the commercially exploited chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii.
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 16: 365-371.
    Abstract

Squid Research

2005
  • Roberts, M.J. , Harding, R , van den Berg, M.A. and A.G. Agenbag (2005)
    Satellite drifter observations on South Africa's Agulhas Bank and their relevance to the dispersion of Chokka squid (Loligo vulgaris reynaudii) paralarvae - summer 2002/3
    In press - ICES Journal of Marine Science
    Abstract  Paper
2004
  • Roberts, M.J. (2004)
    Chokka Squid (Loligo vulgaris reynaudii) abundance linked to changes in South Africa's Agulhas bank ecosystem during spawning and the early life cycle.
    ICES Journal of Marine Science, 62: 33-55
    Abstract  Paper
  • Vidal, Erica A.G. , Martins, Rodrigo S. and M.J. Roberts (2004)
    Yolk utilization, metabolism and growth in reared Loligo vulgaris reynaudii paralarvae
    ALR (in press)
    Abstract
2002
  • Oosthuizen, A., Roberts, M.J. and Sauer, W.H.H (2002)
    Early post-cleavage stages and abnormalities identified in the embryonic development of chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii.
    S. Afr. J. Mar. Sci 24:379-382
    Abstract
  • Oosthuizen, A., Roberts, M.J. and Sauer, W.H.H (2002)
    Temperature effects on embryonic development and hatching success of the squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii.
    Bulletin of Marine Science Volume 71: 619-632
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J. and van den Berg, M.A. (2002)
    Recruitment variability of chokka squid - role of currents on the Agulhas Banks (South Africa) in paralarvae distribution and food abundance.
    Bulletin of Marine Science Volume 71: 691-710
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J., Barange, M., Lipinski, M.R. and M.R. Prowse (2002)
    Direct hydro-acoustic observations of chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii spawning activity in deep water.
    S. Afr. J. Mar. Sci 24: 387-393
    Abstract
  • Schon, P-J., Sauer, W.H.H. and Roberts, M.J. (2002)
    Environmental influences on spawning aggregations and jig catches of chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii: A "Black Box" approach.
    Bulletin of Marine Science Volume 71: 783-800
    Abstract
2000
  • Roberts, M.J, Sauer, W.H.H., Sessions, H. and M van den Berg (2000)
    The existence of deeper spawning grounds for the South Afican Chokka Squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii.
    In press - Fisheries Oceanography
    Abstract
  • Schon, P.J. (2000)
    An investigation into the influence of the environment on spawning aggregations and jig catches of Chokka Squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii off the south coast of South Africa.
    A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science of Rhodes University
    Abstract
  • Smale, M.J., Roberts, M.J. and Sauer, W.H.H. (2000)
    Behavioural interactions of predators and spawning chokka squid off South Africa: Towards quantification.
    In press - S. Afr. J. Mar. Sci.
    Abstract
1999
  • Oosthuizen, A. (1999)
    The effects of temperature on embryonic development and hatching success of squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii eggs.
    A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science at the University of Port Elizabeth
    Abstract
1998
  • Lipinski, M. R., Butterworth, D. S., Augustyn, C. J., Brodziak, J. K. T., Christy, G., DES Clers, S., Jackson, G. D., O’Dor, R. K., Pauly, D., Purchase, L. V., Roberts, M. J., Roel, B. A., Sakurai, Y. and W. H. H. Sauer (1998)
    Cephalopod fisheries: a future global upside to past overexploitation of living marine resources?
    Results of an international workshop, 31 August – 2 September 1997, Cape Town, South Africa.
    In Cephalopod Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution. Payne, A. I. L., Lipinski, M. R., Clarke, M. R. and M. A. C. Roeleveld (Eds).
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 20: 463–469.
    Abstract
  • O'Dor, R.K., Andrade, Y., Weber, D.M., Sauer, W.H.H., Roberts, M.J., Smale, M.J. and Voegeli, F.M. (1998)
    Applications and performance of radio-acoustic positioning and telemetry (RAPT) systems.
    Hydrobiologia, 371/372:1-8.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M. J. (1998)
    The influence of the environment of chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii spawning aggregations: steps towards a quantified model.
    In Cephalopod Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution. Payne, A. I. L., Lipinski, M. R., Clarke, M. R. and M. A. C. Roeleveld (Eds).
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 20: 267–284.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J., Rodhouse, P., O'Dor, R.K. and Sakurai, Y. (1998)
    A global perspective of environmental research on squid.
    ICES CM1998/M:27
    Abstract
1997
  • Sauer, W.H.H., Roberts, M.J., Lipinski, M.R., Smale, M.J., Hanlon, R.T., Weber, D.M. and O'Dor,R.K. (1997)
    Choreography of the squid's "Nuptial Dance".
    Biol. Bull Mar. Bio Lab.,Woodshole. 192: 203-207
    Abstract
1995
  • O'Dor, R.K., Sauer, W.H.H., Roberts, M.J. and Smale, M.J. (1995)
    High resolution, 3-D tracking of squid on spawning ground with radio-acoustic positioning.
    In Proc. 13th Int. Symp. Biotelemtry. Cristalli, C., Amlaner, C.J. and Neuman, M.R. (Eds)
    Fayetteville; University of Arkansas Press: 193-198.
    Abstract
1994
  • Augustyn, C.J.,Lipinski, M.R.,SAUER, W.H.H.,ROBERTS, M.J., Mitchell-Innes, B.A. (1994)
    Chokka Squid on the Agulhas Bank: life history and ecology
    S.Afr. J. Sci., 90(3):143-154.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J., Sauer, W.H.H. (1994)
    Environment: the key to understanding the South African chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii life cycle and fishery?
    Antarctic Sci. 6(2):249-258
    Abstract

Other Reseach

2007
  • Kyewalyanga M, Naik R, Hegde S, Raman M, Barlow R and M.J. Roberts (2007)
    Phytoplankton biomass and primary production in Delagoa Bight Mozambique: application of remote sensing.
    Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf. Science 74: 429-436
2006
  • A.J. Ribbink and M.J. Roberts (2006)
    African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme: An overview of the conference contributions
    South African Journal of Science 102: 409 - 415
    Abstract
  • Karen Hissmann, Hans Fricke, Jurgen Schauer, A.J. Ribbink, M.J. Roberts, K. Sink and Phillip Heemstra (2006)
    The South African coelacanths - an account of what is known after three submersible expeditions
    South African Journal of Science 102: 491 - 500
    Abstract
  • M.J. Roberts, A.J. Ribbink, T. Moris, M.A. van den Berg, D.C. Engelbrecht and R.T. Harding (2006)
    Oceanographic environment of the Sodwana Bay coelacanths (Latimeria chalumnae), South Africa
    South African Journal of Science 102: 435 - 443
    Abstract
2001
  • Hutchings,L., van der Lingen,C., Griffiths,M., Roberts,M.R., Beckley,L.E. and S.Sunby (2001)
    Spawning on the edge:spawning habits and nursery areas along the southern African coastline.
    Marine Freshwater Research. 53(2002):307-318
    Abstract  Paper
2000
  • Lutjeharms, J.R.E, Cooper, J. and Roberts, M.J. (2000)
    Upwelling at the inshore edge of the Agulhas Current.
    Continental Shelf Research. 20(2000): 737-761.
    Abstract
1999
  • Grundlingh, M.L., Lutjeharms, J.R.E, Brundi T, G., Agenbag, J.J, Boyd, A, Nelson, G., Johnson, A., Roberts, M.J., Shannon, L.V. and Schumann, E.H. (1999)
    Physical oceanographic activities in South Africa: 1995-1998
    S. Afr. J. Sci., 95: 281-288
    Abstract
1998
  • Le Clus, F., Agenbag, J. J., Hennig, H. F-K. O., Roberts, M.J., Grundlingh, M. L., Sims, P. F. and M. J. Struthers (1998)
    Seasonal and interannual variability in wind field and commercial catch rates of Austroglossus pectoralis (Soleidae).
    In Benguela Dynamics: Impacts of Variability of Shelf-Sea Environments and their Living Resources. Pillar, S. C., Moloney, C. L., Payne, A. I. L. and F. A. Shillington (Eds).
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 19: 377–390.
    Abstract
1995
  • Le Clus, F. and M. J. Roberts (1995)
    Topographic and hydrographic effects on catch rates of Austroglossus pectoralis (Soleidae) on the Agulhas Bank.
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 16: 321-332
    Abstract

Articles

2004
  • Engelbrecht, Niel (2004)
    Evidence of a semi-permanent cyclonic circulation on the edge of the Eastern Agulhas Bank
    In Sancor Newsletter #176 (April 2004)
    Article
  • Morris, Tamaryn (2004)
    A snap-shot of the oceanography along the Maputoland shelf edge - habitat of the coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae)
    In Sancor Newsletter #176 (April 2004)
    Article
  • Morris, Tamaryn (2004)
    Coelacanth research in southern Africa
    In Research Hightlights 2002-2003 (Department of Environemntal Affiars and Tourism)
    Article
  • Silulwane, Nonkqubela; Mwicigi, Jean and Tamaryn Morris (2004)
    Blue earth Global Expedition (BEAGLE) - November/December 2003 - Experiences onboard the R/V Mirai
    In Sancor Newsletter #176 (April 2004)
    Article
2001
  • Attwood, Claire (2001)
    Special Report:
    1. The squid fishery in crisis
    2. Scientists link poor squid catches to El Nino
    3. Squid Research back on track
    In Fishing Industry News (October 2001), George Warman Publications, pp.5-8
    Article
2000
  • Roberts, M.J. (2000)
    Deep Blue - four eyes under the sea
    In The Hidden Edge - South Afica's quest for innovation
    pp. 54-55 - Published by the Department of Arts,Culture,Science and Technology
    Article
1998
  • Roberts, M.J. (1998)
    What happened to the South Coast El Nino 1997-1998, squid catches?
    In Fishing Handbook: South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique 1998, M. Stutterford (Ed)
    26th Edition, pp. 233-238 - Marine Information cc, Stellenbosch. pp. 438
    Article

Posters

2008
  • Hargey, N. and M.J. Roberts (2008)
    Port Alfred Upwelling Cell.
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Morris, T. Roberts, M.J., Lamont, T., Hancke,L. and M.A. van den Berg (2008)
    Effects of a cyclonic eddy on the northern Kwa-Zulu Natal shelf
    Abstracts of SCOR/IAPSO Workshop on Deep Ocean Exchange with the Shelf (DOES), 6 - 9 October 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Abstract  Poster
  • Morris, T. Roberts, M.J., Schleyer, M.H. and M.A. van den Berg (2008)
    Physical Oceanography of Sodwana Bay
    Abstracts of SCOR/IAPSO Workshop on Deep Ocean Exchange with the Shelf (DOES), 6 - 9 October 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Abstract  Poster
2007
  • Lamont, T., Morris, T., Roberts, M.J., and M.A. van den Berg (2007)
    Hydrographic and satellite observations of the physical characteristics of the Delagoa Bight.
    Abstracts of 5th Western Indian Ocean marine Science Association Scientific Symposium, 22 - 26 October 2007, Durban, South Africa.
  • Morris, T., Roberts, M.J. and M.H. Schleyer (2007)
    The current on the Sodwana Bay shelf (South Africa): Characteristics, driving forces and implications.
    Abstracts of 5th Western Indian Ocean marine Science Association Scientific Symposium, 22 - 26 October 2007, Durban, South Africa.
    Poster
2005
  • Engelbrcht N and M.J. Roberts (2005)
    Do embayments along the Eastern Cape coast offer santuaries for chokka squid (Loligo vulgaris reynaudii) paralarvae
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Hugget, J.A. et al (2005)
    Zooplankton studies in the South-West Indian Ocean: first results from ACEP
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract  Poster
  • Lamont, T., Barlow, R.G., Roberts, M.J. and C.P. Whittle (2005)
    Investigating the circulation of the Delagoa Bight using surface drifters and satellite sea surface temperature and chlorophyll-a concentration maps
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Martins, R.S, Roberts, M.J. and E.G. Vidal (2005)
    Developing a semi-closed culturing system for rearing hatchling chokka squid (Loligo vulgaris reynaudii).
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Mketsu, Q.K., Roberts, M.J. and V.N. Ndzipha (2005)
    The likely distribution range of coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae Smith, 1939.
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Morris, T. and M.J. Roberts (2005)
    The Maputoland-Delagoa Bight cyclonic gyre - a potential spawning and nursery ground for transboundary fish stocks.
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Morris,T., Roberts, M.J. (2005)
    The Maputoland - Delagoa Bight Cyclonic Eddy - A potential spawning and nursary ground for transboundery fish stocks
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Poster
  • Oosthuizen, A. (2005)
    Success for squid eggs in cold, deep water?
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Vidal, E.G., Martins, R.S. and M.J. Roberts (2005)
    Rearing of chokka squid (Loligo vulgaris reynaudii) paralarvae: growth, yolk utilization and metabolism.
    Abstracts of SAMSS Conference, 4 - 7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
2003
  • Morris,T., Roberts, M.J. et al (2003)
    A snap-shot of oceanography long the Maputaland shelf edge - habitat of the coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae)
    Abstracts of Coastal and Ocean Exploration Conference, 28-31 October 2003, East London, South Africa.
    Abstract  Poster
2002
  • Morris,T. and M.J. Roberts (2002)
    Does a narrow coastal jet current exist off Tsitsikamma (Eastern Agulhas Bank) and what are the implications for larval Transport?
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS 2002 1-5 July 2002, Swakopmund, Namibia.
    Abstract
2000
  • Dorfler, K.A., Roberts, M.J. and D. Baird (2000)
    Benthic Turbidity Events and their Impact on Chokka Squid Spawning and Catches
    Abstracts of Cephalopod Biomass and Production, CIAC symposium 3-7 July 2000, Aberdeen, Scotland.
    Abstract  Poster
  • Oosthuizen, A., Roberts, M.J. and W.H.H. Sauer (2000)
    Temperature Effects on embryonic development and hatching success of squid Loligo vulgaris raynaudii eggs.
    Abstracts of Cephalopod Biomass and Production, CIAC symposium 3-7 July 2000, Aberdeen, Scotland.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M. J. and M. van den Berg (2000)
    Recruitment variability of chokka squid - role of currents on the Agulhas Bank (South Africa) in paralarvae distribution and food abundance.
    Abstracts of Cephalopod Biomass and Production, CIAC symposium 3-7 July 2000, Aberdeen, Scotland.
    Abstract
1999
  • Dorfler, K., Roberts, M. J. and D. Baird (1999)
    The influence of benthic turbidity and surface waves on squid catches.
    Abstract of the 10th Southern African Marine Science Symposium, Wildeness, November 1999.
    Abstract
1996
  • Agenbag, J.J. and M.J. Roberts (1996)
    Variability of wind in the extreme southern Benguela region deduced from the Cape Agulhas pressure index.
    Abstracts of the Benguela Dynamics Symposium, Cape Town, November 1996: p. 22
  • Ansorge, I.J., Lutjeharms, J.R.E., Roberts, M.J., Cooper, J. and M. Roualt (1996)
    Variability of the eastern Agulhas Bank upwelling cell
    Abstracts of the Benguela Dynamics Symposium, Cape Town, November 1996: p. 23
    Abstract
  • Le Clus, F., Agenbag, J.J, Henning, H.F. and M.J. Roberts (1996)
    Interannual variability in windfield and commercial catch rates of Austroglossus pectoralis (Soleidae)
    Abstracts of the Benguela Dynamics Symposium, Cape Town, November 1996: p. 48.
    Abstract
  • Le Clus, F., Roberts, M.J. and HF Henning (1996)
    Implicatins for Austroglossus pectoralis (Soleidae) of seasonal changes in the thermal structure on the inner central Agulhas Bank
    Abstracts of the Benguela Dynamics Symposium, Cape Town, November 1996: p.49.
    Abstract
  • Oosthuizen, A., Roberts, M.J., Baird, D. and W. Sauer (1996)
    Chokka Squid spawning grounds: environemntal influences on the development and hatching success of chokka eggs.
    Abstracts of the Benguela Dynamics Symposium, Cape Town, November 1996: p. 55.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J. Sauer, W.H.H., Van den Berg, M., Needham, N.N., van Rooyen, P., Oosthuizen, A. and L. Pakati (1996)
    Fisheries management: developing an environmentally driven-process coupled-predictive index for the South African chokka fishery.
    Proceedings of the Second World Fisheries Congress, Brisbane, Australia, July 1996: p. 65.
    Abstract
  • Sauer, W.H.H. and M.J. Roberts (1996)
    Squid fishers and scientists - creating a sybiotic environment.
    Proceedings of the Second World Fisheries Congress, Brisbane, Australia, July 1996: p. 66.
  • Van den Berg, M., Needham, N., Agenbag, J.J. and M.J. Roberts (1996)
    Seeking key indices to measure and model variability in the coastal wind and upwelling.
    Abstracts of the Benguela Dynamics Symposium, Cape Town, November 1996: p. 70.
    Abstract
  • van Rooyen, P., Roberts, M.J. and W Sauer (1996)
    The influence of the environment on chokka squid catches.
    Abstracts of the Benguela Dynamics Symposium, Cape Town, November 1996: p. 70.
    Abstract
1994
  • Roberts, M.J., du Toit, P. and W.H.H. Sauer (1994)
    Environmental impact on the development and survival of chokka squid eggs (Loligo vulgaris reynaudii)
    Abstracts of the CIAC'94 (The Behaviour and Natural History of Cephalopods) Symposium, Italy,June 1994: p:30
    Abstract
1993
  • J. Taunton-Clark and M.J. Roberts (1993)
    Variability in the nearshore physical environment of St Francis Bay on the South African south coast.
    Abstracts of the 8th Southern African Marine Science Symposium: Marine Science for a Sustainable Future, Langebaan, October 1993.
    Abstract

Conference Presentations

2008
  • Coetzee, J.C., Merkle, D.,Hutchings, L., van der Lingen, C.D.,van den Berg, M.A. and M.J. Roberts (2008)
    How many sardines in a sardine run and other interesting observations.
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Downey, N.J.and M.J. Roberts (2008)
    Determining the influence of upwelling on chokka squid spawning behaviour.
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Githaiga, J.M.W., Roberts, M.J. and M. Lucas (2008)
    What are nepheloids and nepheloids layers, where do you find them and who cares?
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Hancke, L. and M.J. Roberts (2008)
    Largrangian observations of the Tsitsikamma Coastal Current, South Africa
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Hutchings, L., Morris, T.,van der Lingen, C.D.,lamberth, S. and A.Connell (2008)
    Ecosystem considerations of the KZN sardine run
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Jacobs, Lee-Ann and M.J. Roberts (2008)
    The mechanics of a dipole eddy in the western Mozambique Channel and its influences on primary production
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Martins, S.M., Roberts, M.J., Vidal, A.G.V.and C.L. Moloney (2008)
    Effects of temperature on utulization of yolk by chokka squid (Loligo reynaudii) paralarvae
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Morris, T.,Roberts, M.J., Schleyer, M.H. and M.A. van den Berg (2008)
    Comparative temperature studies on coral reef communities in Sodwana Bay, South Africa
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Roberts, M.J., van der Lingen, C.D., Coetzee, J.C. and M.A. van den Berg (2008)
    Oceanography of the Transkei shelf and its relevance to the Natal sardine run
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS , 29 June - 3 July 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
2007
  • Hancke, L. and M.J. Roberts (2007)
    Ground-truthing mesoscale circulation features in the Mozambique Channel with satelitte tracked drifters
    Abstracts of 5th Western Indian Ocean marine Science Association Scientific Symposium, 22 - 26 October 2007, Durban, South Africa.
  • Morris, T., Lamont, T., Hancke, L., Engelbrecht, D.C. and M.J. Roberts (2007)
    Effects of a (dipole) eddy on the KwaZulu-Natal shelf.
    Abstracts of 5th Western Indian Ocean marine Science Association Scientific Symposium, 22 - 26 October 2007, Durban, South Africa.
  • Roberts, M.J. and L. Jacobs (2007)
    First observations of the shelf edge upwelling in the southern Mozambique (Inhambane Terrace): The interaction of an anti-cyclonic eddy with the continental slope
    Abstracts of 5th Western Indian Ocean marine Science Association Scientific Symposium, 22 - 26 October 2007, Durban, South Africa.
  • Roberts, M.J., Ribbink, A.J., Morris, T., van den Berg M.A., Engelbrecht, D.C. and R.T. Harding (2007)
    Oceanographic environment of the Sodwana Bay coelacanths (Latimeria chalumnae), South Africa.
    Abstracts of 5th Western Indian Ocean marine Science Association Scientific Symposium, 22 - 26 October 2007, Durban, South Africa.
2005
  • Duncan, F.A. and M.J. Roberts (2005)
    Defining oceanographic provinces of southern Africa with respect to temperature, oxygen and chlorophyll properties as well fish species distribution.
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS 2005 4-7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • M.J. Roberts (2005)
    Dynamics and influence of the Agulhas Current on the east coast shelf and coastal habitats.
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS 2005 4-7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J. and N. Downey (2005)
    Determining the influence of bottom turbidity and upwelling on chokka squid spawning behaviour.
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS 2005 4-7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Sink, K., Hissman, K., Heemstra, P.C., Samaai, T., Roberts, M.J. and A Ribbink (2005)
    Coelacanths and the deep subtidal habitat of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS 2005 4-7 July 2005, Durban, South Africa.
    Abstract
2003
  • Burchell, L., Roberts, M.J. and P.W. Froneman (2003)
    Linking the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae to its oceanographic environment.
    Abstracts of Coastal and Ocean Exploration Conference, 28 - 31 October 2003, East London, South Africa.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J. and A.J. Ribbink (2003)
    Ocean currents or tectonic movement: Which is responsible for the distribution of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae in the South West Indian Ocean?
    Abstracts of Coastal and Ocean Exploration Conference, 28 - 31 October 2003, East London, South Africa.
    Abstract
2002
  • Roberts, M.J., Engelbrecht,N., Johnson,A., Nelson,G. and B.Spolander (2002)
    Semi permanent bottom cyclonic circulation on the edge of the eastern Agulhas Bank, The Plume Model, and implications for upwelling and kingklip spawning
    Abstracts of Southern African Marine Science Symposium, SAMSS 2002 1-5 July 2002, Swakopmund, Namibia.
    Abstract
2001
  • Hutchings, L., van der Lingen,C., Griffiths,M., ROBERTS,M.R., Beckley,L.E. and S.Sunby (2001)
    Spawning on the edge:spawning habits and nursery areas along the southern African coastline.
    In Scientific Programme and Book of Abstracts, 6th Indo-Pacific FishConference, Durban, 20-25th May 2001:p. 33-34.
    Abstract
2000
  • Roberts, M. J. (2000)
    Modeling recruitment of chokka squid - role of currents in paralarvae distribution and food
    Abstracts of Cephalopod Biomass and Production, CIAC 2000 symposium, 3-7 July 2000, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Schon, P-J, Sauer, W.H.H. and M.J. Roberts (2000)
    The relationship between environmental conditions and chokka squid Loligo vulgaris raynaudii catches: A simple "black box" approach.
    Abstracts of Cephalopod Biomass and Production, CIAC 2000 symposium, 3-7 July 2000, Aberdeen, Scotland.
    Abstract
1999
  • Oosthuizen, A., Roberts, M. J., Sauer, W. H. H. and D. Baird (1999)
    Temperature effects on embryonic development and hatching success of squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii.
    Paper presented at the 10th Southern African Marine Science Symposium, Wildeness, November 1999.
    Abstract
1997
  • Booth, T., Sauer, W. and M.J. Roberts (1997)
    Spatial analysis of chokka squid Loligo vulgaris within a GIS framework
    Abstracts of the CIAC'97 International Symposium and Workshops on cephalopod Biodiversity , Ecology and Evolution, Cape Town, August-September 1997: 45.
    Abstract
  • Oosthuizen, A., Roberts, M. J., Sauer, W. H. H. and D. Baird (1997)
    Chokka Squid spawning grounds:Environmental influences on the development and hatching success of chokka Loligo vulgaris reynaudii eggs.
    Abstracts of the CIAC'97 International Symposium and Workshops on cephalopod Biodiversity , Ecology and Evolution, Cape Town, August-September 1997: 68.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J. (1997)
    How can we predict major squid population trends and catches from environmental change?
    Abstracts of the CIAC'97 International Symposium and Workshops on cephalopod Biodiversity , Ecology and Evolution, Cape Town, August-September 1997: 76-77.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J. (1997)
    Quantification of squid spawning behaviour: design of an Underwater Video-Environmental-Acoustic telemetry System (UVEATS).
    Abstracts of the CIAC'97 International Symposium and Workshops on Cephalopod Biodiversity , Ecology and Evolution, Cape Town, August-September 1997: 77.
    Abstract
  • Sauer, W.H.H., Augustyn, C.J., and M.J. Roberts (1997)
    Aspects of the life cycle of the chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii from the inshore spawning grounds and Agulhas Bank, South Africa.
    Abstracts of the CIAC'97 International Symposium and Workshops on Cephalopod Biodiversity , Ecology and Evolution, Cape Town, August-September 1997: 83.
    Abstract
  • Schön, P-J., Roberts, M.J. and W.H.H. Sauer (1997)
    An investigation into the influence of the environment on chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii catches.
    Abstracts of the CIAC'97 International Symposium and Workshops on cephalopod Biodiversity , Ecology and Evolution, Cape Town, August-September 1997: 83.
    Abstract
1996
  • O'Dor, R.K., Andrade, Y., Roberts, M.J., Sauer, W.H.H., Smale, M. and D. Webber (1996)
    Upwelling impact on spawning behaviour of tracked Loligo vulgaris reynaudii.
    Abstracts of the Benguela Dynamics Symposium, Cape Town, November 1996: p. 54.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J., Sauer, W.H.H. and M. Van den Berg (1996)
    The infleunce of the environment on spawning strategies of the South African chokka squid.
    Workshop on Tropical Cephalopod Fisheries Brisbane, Australia, August 1996: p. 6.
1995
  • Roberts, M.J., Agenbag, J.J., LeClus, F., Melo, Y., Mitchell-Innes, B.A. and J. Taunton-Clark (1995)
    The impact of climate change on the oceanography of the Agulhas Bank and its fisheries.
    Abstracts of the IGBP Conference on Global Environmental Change: Implications for Southern Africa, Pretoria, April 1995: 113-114.
    Abstract
1993
  • Boyd, A.J., Roberts, M.J., Verheye, H. and Taunton-Clark, J. (1993)
    The effect of currents on biota off South Africa's south and west coast:Selected case studies.
    Abstracts of the 8th Southern African Marine Science Symposium: Marine Science for a Sustainable Future, Langebaan, October 1993.
    Abstract
  • J. Taunton-Clark (1993)
    Coastal Sea Temperature variability between Port Nolloth and St Francis Bay.
    Abstracts of the 8th Southern African Marine Science Symposium: Marine Science for a Sustainable Future, Langebaan, October 1993.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J. (1993)
    The cool ridge on the eastern Agulhas bank and its links to coastal upwelling.
    Abstracts of the 8th Southern African Marine Science Symposium: Marine Science for a Sustainable Future, Langebaan, October 1993.
    Abstract
  • Roberts, M.J. and W.H.H. Sauer (1993)
    The environment: The key to understanding the South African chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii fishery.
    Abstracts of the Southern Ocean Cephalopods Symposium, Cambridge, July 1993
    Abstract

MARINE BIOLOGY


2012
  • Plon, S., Albrecht, K. H., Cliff, G., Froneman, P. W. (2012)
    Organ weights of three dolphin species from South Africa-implications for ecological adaptation?
    Journal for Cetacean Research and Management 12(2):265-276.

2011
  • Ambrose, S., Froneman, P.W., Plon, S. (2011)
    Trophic ecology and diet shift of long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) incidentally caught in anti-shark nets off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
    European Research on Cetaceans. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Stralsund, Germany, 22-24 March 2010.
  • Melly, B., McGregor, G.K., Plon, S. (2011)
    Zoogeography of the cetaceans in Algoa Bay, South Africa.
    European Research on Cetaceans. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Stralsund, Germany, 22-24 March 2010.

2010
  • Biuw, M., Lydersen, C., De Bruyn, P.J.N., Arriola, A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kritzinger, P. and Kovacs, K.M. (2010)
    Long-range migration of a chinstrap penguin from Bouvetoya to Montagu Island (South Sandwich Islands).
    Antarctic Science 22: 157-162.

2009
  • Biuw, M., Krafft, B.A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Lydersen, C. and Kovacs, K.M. (2009)
    Time budgets and at-sea behaviour of lactating female Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) at Bouvetoya.
    Marine Ecology Progress Series 385: 271-284.
  • Dicken, M.L and Hosking, S.G. (2009)
    Recreational aspects of the tiger shark diving industry within the Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area, South Africa.
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 31(2), 227-232.
  • Dicken, M.L., Booth, A.J. and Smale, M.J. (2009)
    Factors affecting recapture rates of raggedtooth sharks Carcharias taurus tagged off the east coast of South Africa.
    African Journal of Marine Science, 31 (3): 365-372.
  • Dicken, M.L., Booth, A.J. and Smale, M.J. (2009)
    Factors affecting recapture rates of raggedtooth sharks Carcharias taurus tagged off the east coast of South Africa.
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 31(3), 365-372.
  • Oosthuizen, W.C., Bester, M.N., De Bruyn, P.J.N. and Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2009)
    Intra-archipelago moult dispersion of southern elephant seals at the Prince Edward Islands, Southern Ocean.
    African Journal of marine Science 31: 457-462.
  • Singh, L., Downey, N.J., Roberts, M.J., Webber, D.M., Smale, M.J., van den Berg, M., Harding, R.T., Engelbrecht, D.C. and Blows, B.M. (2009)
    Design and calibration of an acoustic telemetry system subject to upwelling events.
    African Journal of Marine Science, 31 (3): 355-366.

2008
  • Bester, M.N., De Clercq, H., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., and De Bruyn, P.J.N. (2008)
    Leucistic southern elephant seal at Marion Island?
    Polar Biology. 31: 255-257.
  • Dicken, M.L. (2008)
    First observations of young of the year and juvenile great white sharks scavenging from a whale carcass.
    Mar. Fresh. Res. 59, 596-602.
  • Dicken, M.L., Booth, A.J. and Smale, M.J. (2008)
    Estimates of juvenile and adult raggedtooth shark (Carcharias taurus) abundance along the east coast of South Africa.
    Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 65, 621-632.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (2008)
    Subantarctic Islands.
    In: Encyclopaedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (ed Lock, M.), CABI, Wallingford. Pages 456-457.
  • Mulaudzi, T.W., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N., Kirkman, S.P., Pistorius, P.A., Jonker, F.C., Makhado, A.B., Owen, J.H. and Grimbeek, R.J. (2008)
    Haulout site selection of southern elephant seals at Marion Island.
    African Zoology 43: 25-33.
  • Pistorius, P.A., Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kirkman, S.P. and Taylor, F.E. (2008)
    Seasonal survival and the relative cost of first reproduction in adult female southern elephants.
    Journal of Mammalogy 89: 567-574.
  • Pistorius, P.A., Taylor, F.E., Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Kirkman, S.P. (2008)
    Evidence for density dependent population regulation in southern elephant seals in the southern Indian Ocean.
    African Zoology 43: 75-80.
  • Plon, S. (2008)
    Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima)
    S. Van Dyck & R. Strahan (eds) The Mammals of Australia. Reed Books, Sydney. p 813-814.
  • Plon, S. (2008)
    Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps).
    S. Van Dyck & R. Strahan (eds) The Mammals of Australia. Reed Books, Sydney. p 811-812.
  • Setsaas, T.H., Bester, M.N., Van Niekerk, J.H., Roux, J.P. and Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2008)
    Dispersion during the moult haulout of southern elephant seals at the Courbet Peninsula, Iles Kerguelen.
    Polar Biology. 31: 249-253.

2007
  • Bester, M.N. & Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2007)
    Ross Seal.
    In: Encyclopaedia of the Antarctic, (ed Riffenburgh, B), Taylor & Francis Books Inc., New York. Pages 815-816.
  • Bester, M.N. & Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2007)
    Seals: Overview.
    In: Encyclopaedia of the Antarctic, (ed Riffenburgh, B), Taylor & Francis Books Inc., New York. Pages 877-881.
  • Dicken, M.L., Booth, A.J., Smale, M.J. and Cliff, G. (2007)
    Spatial and seasonal distribution patterns of juvenile and adult raggedtooth sharks (Carcharias taurus) tagged off the east coast of South Africa.
    Marine and Freshwater Research 58: 127-134.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N., Pistorius, P.A., Mulaudzi, T.W., De Bruyn, P.J.N., Ramunasi, A.J., Tshithabane, N.H. McIntyre, T., Radzilani, P.M. (2007)
    Pup mortality and sex ratio, and median pupping date of fur seals at Marion Island.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 37:1-8.
  • Plon, S., Bernard, R.T.F. (2007)
    Chapter 8: Testis, spermatogenesis and testicular cycles.
    B. G. M. Jamieson and D. Miller (eds) Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea-Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield. p.215-244.
  • Plon, S., Bernard, R.T.F. (2007)
    Chapter 5: Anatomy with particular reference to the female.
    B. G. M. Jamieson and D. Miller (eds) Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea-Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield. p.147-169.

2006
  • Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kirkman, S.P., Chauke, L.F., De Bruyn, P.J.N., Ferreira, S.M., Makhado, A.B., Maswine, T.A.M., McIntyre, T., Mulaudzi, T.W., Munyai, F.M., Pistorius, P.A., Radzilani, P.M., Ramunasi, A.J., Tshithabane, N.H. and Wilkinson, I.S. (2006)
    The leopard seal at Marion Island, vagrant or seasonal transient?
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research 36: 195-198.
  • Bester, M.N., Wilson, J.W., Burle, M-H. and Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2006)
    Population trend of Subantarctic fur seals at Gough Island.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research 36: 191-194.
  • De Bruyn, P.J.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., and De Villiers, M.S. (2006)
    First record of a vagrant Commerson's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus commersonii, at the southern African continental shelf.
    African Zoology. 14: 131-133.
  • Dicken, M.L., Booth, A.J. and Smale, M.J. (2006)
    Preliminary observations of tag shedding, tag reporting,tag wounds, and tag biofouling for taggedtooth sharks (Carcharias taurus) tagged off the east coast of South Africa.
    ICES J. Mar. Sci. 63: 1640-1648.
  • Dicken, M.L., Smale, M.J. and Booth, A.J. (2006)
    Shark fishing effort and catch of ragged-tooth shark Carcharias taurus in the South African competitive shore-angling fishery.
    A. J. mar. Sci. (3):589-601.
  • Dicken, M.L., Smale, M.J. and Booth, A.J. (2006)
    Spatial and seasonal distribution patterns of the ragged-tooth shark Carcharias taurus along the coast of South Africa.
    A. J. mar. Sci. 28(3): 603-616.
  • Heemstra, P.C., Fricke, H., Hissmann, K., Schauer, J., Smale, M.J. and Sink, K. (2006)
    Fishes of the deep demersal habitat at Ngazidja (Grand Comoro) Island, Western Indian Ocean.
    S. Afr. J. Sci. 102: 444-460.
  • Heemstra, P.C., Hissmann, K., Fricke, H., Smale, M.J. and Schauer, J. (2006)
    Interactions of fishes with particular reference to coelacanths in the canyons at Sodwana Bay and the St Lucia Marine Protected Area of South Africa.
    S. Afr. J. Sci. 102: 441-465.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N. and Kirkman, S.P. (2006)
    Vagrant Subantarctic fur seals at Bouvetoya.
    African Zoology. 41: 145-146.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N., Kirkman, S.P., Lydersen, C. and Kovacs, K.M. (2006)
    Entanglement of Antarctic fur seals at Bouvetoya, Southern Ocean.
    Marine Pollution Bulletin. 52: 1077-1080.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N., Makhado, A.B. and Pistorius, P.A. (2006)
    Population changes of Subantarctic and Antarctic fur seals at Marion Island.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 36: 55-68.
  • Plon, S., Bernard, R.T.F. (2006)
    A review of sperm morphology in Cetacea with new data for the genus Kogia.
    Journal of Zoology 269:466-473.
  • Dicken, M.L., Smale, M.J. and Booth, A.J. (2006a.)
    Shark fishing effort and catch of the raggedtooth shark (Carcharias taurus) in the South African competitive shore angling fishery.
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 28(3), 589-601.
  • Dicken, M.L., Smale, M.J. and Booth, A.J. (2006b.)
    Spatial and seasonal distribution patterns of the raggedtooth shark (Carcharias taurus) along the coast of South Africa.
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 28(3), 603-616.

2005
  • Bester, M.N. and Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2005)
    Numbers of elephant seals at Prince Edward Island, Southern Ocean.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 35: 85-88.
  • De Bruyn, P., Dudley, S.F.J., Cliff, G. and Smale, M.J. (2005)
    Sharks caught in the protective gill nets off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 11. The scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith).
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 27(3): 217-528.
  • Dudley, S.F.J., Cliff, G., Zungu, M.P. and Smale, M.J. (2005)
    Sharks caught in the protective gill nets off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 10. The dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus (Lesuer 1818).
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 27(1): 107-127.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N. and Kirkman, S.P. (2005)
    Leucistic Antarctic fur seals at Bouvetoya.
    Polar Biology. 28: 77-79.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Krafft, B.A., Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Lydersen, C. and Kovacs, K.M. (2005)
    Population changes of Antarctic fur seals at Nyroysa, Bouvetoya.
    Polar Biology. 28: 725-731.
  • Smale, M.J. (2005)
    The diet of the ragged-tooth shark Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    Afr. J. mar. Sci. 27(1): 331-335.

2004
  • Cochrane, K.L., Augustyn, C.J., Cockcroft, A.C., David, J.M., Griffiths, M.H., Groeneveld, J.C., Lipinski, M.R., Smale, M.J., Smith, C.D. and Tarr, R.J.Q. (2004)
    An ecosystem approach to fisheries in the southern Benguela contest.
    A. J. mar. Sci. 26: 9-35.
  • Heemstra, E., Heemstra, P., Smale, M., Hooper, T. and Pelicier, D. (2004)
    Preliminary checklist of coastal fishes from the Mauritian island of Rodrigues.
    J. Nat. Hist. 38, 331-3344.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2004)
    Marion Island: Conservation.
    Annual Report to the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, Pretoria, South Africa. 56pp.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Munyai, F.M. (2004)
    Marion Island: Marine Mammal Programme.
    Annual Report to the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, Pretoria, South Africa. 29pp.
  • Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Jonker, F.C., Pistorius, P.A., Owen, R. and Strydom, N. (2004)
    Variation in the timing of the breeding haulout of female southern elephant seals at Marion Island.
    Australian Journal of Zoology. 52: 379-388.

2003
  • Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Pistorius, P.A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Jonker, F.C., Owen, R. and Strydom, N. (2003)
    Variation in the timing of the moult of southern elephant seals at Marion Island.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 33: 79-84.
  • Kirkwood, R., Boren, L., Shaughnessy, P., Szteren, D., Mawson, P., Huckstadt, L., Hofmeyr, G., Oosthuizen, H., Campagna, C. and Berris, M. (2003)
    Pinniped-focused tourism in the Southern Hemisphere: a review of the industry.
    In: Marine mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues (ed Gales, N., Hindell, M. & Kirkwood, R.), CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. Pages 257-276.
  • Oosthuizen, A. and Smale, M.J. (2003)
    Population biology of Octopus vulgaris on the temperate south-eastern coast of South Africa.
    J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 83: 535-541.

2002
  • Hanlon, R.T., Smale, M.J. and Sauer. W.H.H. (2002)
    The mating system of the squid, Loligo vulgaris reynaudii (Cephalopoda, Mollusca) off South Africa: Fighting, guarding, sneaking, mating and egg laying behavior.
    Bull. Mar. Sci. 71: 331-345.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (2002)
    Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island.
    South African Journal of marine Science 24: 383-386.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (2002)
    Pinniped research at Bouvetoya, 2001/02.
    Final contract report for the Norwegian Polar Institute. Mammal Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa. 33pp.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., De Maine, M., Bester, M.N., Kirkman, S.P., Pistorius, P.A. and Makhado, A.B. (2002)
    Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island, Southern Ocean, 1991-2001.
    Australian Mammalogy 24: 141-146.
  • Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Pistorius, P.A. and Makhado, A.B. (2002)
    Pup growth and maternal attendance patterns in Subantarctic fur seals.
    African Zoology 37: 13-19.
  • Krafft, B.A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Keith, D.G., Harck, B.I.B. and Kovacs, K.M. (2002)
    Studies of Seals and Seabirds on Bouvetoya 2000/01 - Field-Work and Preliminary Results.
    Rapportserie, Norsk Polarintitutt, no. 120.
  • Roux, J-P., Kirkman, S.P., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Mukapuli, N.A. and Kirchner, C. (2002)
    The Namibian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) research, data and analysis.
    Unpublished report (BEN/DEC02/NS/1A). BENEFIT Stock Assessment Workshop. December 2002, Cape Town, South Africa. 31 pp.
  • Smale, M.J. (2002)
    Occurrence of Carcharias taurus in nursery areas of the Eastern and Western Cape, South Africa.
    Mar. Freshwater Res.53: 551-556.
  • Smale, M.J., Compagno, L.J.V., and Human, B.A. (2002)
    First megamouth shark from the western Indian Ocean.
    South African Journal of Science 98: 349-350.

2001
  • Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kirkman, S.P., Pistorius, P.A., Makhado, A.B. and DeMaine, M. (2001)
    Monitoring of pinniped populations at the Prince Edward Islands.
    Final Project Report to SACAR & Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, South Africa. 20pp.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (2001)
    Pinniped and seabird research at Bouvetoya, 2000/01.
    Final contract report for the Norwegian Polar Institute. Mammal Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa. 51pp.
  • Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Pistorius, P.A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Owen, R. and Mecenero, S. (2001)
    Participation in winter haulout by southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina.
    Antarctic Science 13: 380-384.
  • Kirkman, S.P., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N. and Isaksen, K. (2001)
    Counts of southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, at Bouvet Island.
    Polar Biology 24: 62-65.
  • Smale, M.J., Sauer, W.H.H. and Roberts, M.J. (2001)
    Behavioural interactions between predators and spawning chokka squid off South Africa: Towards quantification.
    Mar. Biol..139: 1095-1105.
  • Voegeli, F.A., Smale, M.J., Webber, D.M., Andrade, Y. and O'dor, R.K. (2001)
    Ultrasonic telemetry, tracking and automated monitoring technology for sharks.
    In: The behaviour and sensory biology of elasmobranch fishes: an anthology in memory of Donald Richard Nelson. Eds. Tricas, T.C. and Gruber, S.H.. Environmental Biology of Fishes 60: 267-281.
  • Webber, D.M., Boutilier, R.G., Kerr, S.R. and Smale, M.J. (2001)
    Caudal differential pressure as a predictor of swimming speed of cod (Gadus morhua).
    J. Exper. Biol. 204: 3561-3570.

2000
  • Cliff, G, Compagno, L.J.V., Smale, M.J., Van Der Elst, R.P. and Wintner, S.P. (2000)
    First records of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, from Mauritius, Zanzibar, Madagascar and Kenya.
    South African Journal of Science 96: 365-367.
  • Wynen, L.P., Goldsworthy, S.D., Guinet, C., Bester, M.N., Boyd, I.L., Gjertz, I., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., White, R.W.G. and Slade, R.W. (2000)
    Post sealing genetic variation and population structure of two species of fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella and A. tropicalis).
    Molecular Ecology 9: 299-314.

1999
  • Smale, M.J. and Goosen, A.J.J. (1999)
    Reproduction and feeding of spotted gully shark, Triakis megalopterus, off the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    Fishery Bulletin 97: 987-998.
  • Watson, G. and Smale, M.J. (1999)
    Age and growth of the shortnose spiny dogfish Squalus megalops form the Agulhas Bank, South Africa.
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 21: 9-18.

1998
  • Klages, N.T.W., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Gjertz, I. (1998)
    Prey of Antarctic fur seals at Bouvet Island, Southern Ocean.
    Polar Record. 35: 255-257.
  • Oodor, R.K., Arande, Y., Webber, D.M., Sauer, W.H.H., Roberts, M.J., Smale, M.J. and Voegeli, F.M. (1998)
    Applications and performance of radio-acoustic positioning and telemetry (RAPT) systems.
    Hydrobiologia 371/372: 1-8.
  • Smale, M.J. and Cliff, G. (1998)
    Cephalopods in the diets of four sharks pecies (Galeocerdo cuvier, Sphyrna lewini, S. zygaena and S. mokarran) from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
    In: Cephalopod Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution Eds. Payne, A.I.L., Lipinski, M.R., Clarke, M.R. and Roeleveld, M.A.C.: S. Afr. J. mar. Sci 20: 241-253.
  • Watson, G. and Smale, M.J. (1998)
    Reproductive biology of shortnose spiny dogfish, Squalus megalops, from the Agulhas Bank, South Africa.
    Mar. freshwater Res. 49: 695-703.

1997
  • Beckley, L.E., Cliff, G.M., Smale, M.J. and Compagno L.J.V. (1997)
    Recent strandings and sightings of whale sharks in South Africa.
    Environmental Biology of Fishes 50: 343-348.
  • Goosen, A.J.J. and Smale, M.J. (1997)
    A preliminary study of age and growth of the smooth-hound shark Mustelus mustelus (Triakidae).
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 18: 85-91.
  • Hensley, D.A. and Smale, M.J. (1997)
    A new species of flatfish genus Chascanopsetta (Pleronectiformes: Bothidae), from the coasts of Kenya and Somalia with comments on C. lugubris.
    Spec. Publ. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ich. 59:1-16.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N. and Jonker, F.C. (1997)
    Changes in population sizes and distribution of fur seals at Marion Island.
    Polar Biology 17: 150-158.
  • Isaksen, K., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Dyer, B.M., Huyser, O.A.W. and Nostvold, A. (1997)
    Studies of seabirds and seals at Bouvetoya 1996/97.
    In: Meddelelser No. 148: Report of the Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition 1996/97. J-G Winther (ed.), Norsk Polarinstitutt, Oslo, Norway.
  • Isaksen, K., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Dyer, B.M., Nostvold, A., Mehlum, F., Gjertz, I., Bakken, V. and Huyser, O.A.W. (1997)
    Preliminary results from CEMP-monitoring of Antarctic fur seals, chinstrap penguins and macaroni penguins at Bouvetoya 1996/97.
    Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management, Document WG-EMM-97/20, San Diego, USA, 21-31 July 1991, Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Hobart, Australia. 26pp.
  • Sauer, W.H.H., Roberts, M.J., Lipinski, M.R., Smale, M.J., Hanlon, R.T. Webber, D.M. and Oodor, R.K. (1997)
    Choreography of the squid's 'nuptial dance'.
    Biol. Bull. 192: 203-207.
  • Smale, M.J. and Compagno, L.J.V. (1997)
    Life history and diet of two southern African houndsharks, Mustelus mustelus (Linnaeus, 1758) an Mustelus palumbes Smith,1957 (Pisces:Triakidae).
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 18: 229-248.
  • Smale, M.J. and Heemstra, P.C. (1997)
    First record of albinism in the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758).
    S. Afr. J. Sci. 93: 243-245.

1996
  • Smale, M.J. (1996)
    Cephalopods as prey: IV. Fishes. In Role of Cephalopods in the world's oceans. Ed. M.R. Clarke.
    Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. 351: 1067-1081.

1995
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (1995)
    Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island.
    Report of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Document SC-CCAMLR XIV/BG/17, Hobart Australia, 23-27 October 1995, Committee for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Hobart, Australia. 5pp.
  • Smale, M.J., Sauer, W.H.H. and Hanlon, R.T. (1995)
    Attempted ambush predation on spawning squids Loligo vulgaris reynaudii by benthic pyjama sharks Poroderma africanum off South Africa.
    J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K. 75: 739-742.
  • Smale, M.J., Watson, G. and Hecht, T. (1995)
    Otolith atlas of southern African marine fishes.
    Ichthyological Monographs. J.L.B., Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 1: i-xiv, 253 pp., 149 plates.

1994
  • Hanlon, R.T., Smale, M.J. and Sauer, W.H.H. (1994)
    An ethogram of body patterning behaviour in the squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii on spawning grounds in South Africa.
    Biol. Bull. 187: 363-372.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (1994)
    Predation of king penguins by Antarctic fur seals.
    South African Journal of Antarctic Research 23: 71-74.
  • Japp, D.W., Sims, P. and Smale, M.J. (1994)
    A review of the fish resources of the Agulhas Bank.
    S. Afr. J. Sci. 90: 123-134.
  • Smale, M.J., Klages, N.T., David, J.H.M. and Cockcroft, V.G. (1994)
    Predators of the Agulhas Bank.
    S. Afr. J. Sci. 90: 135-142.

1993
  • Oldewage, W.H. and Smale, M.J. (1993)
    Occurrence of piscine parasitic copepods (Crustacea) on sharks taken mainly off Cape Recife, South Africa.
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 13: 309-312.
  • Sauer, W.H. and Smale, M.J. (1993)
    Spawning behaviour of Loligo vulgaris reynaudii in shallow coastal waters of the South-Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    In: Recent Advances in Cephalopod Fisheries Biology. Okutani, T., O'Dor, R.K. and Kubodera, T. (Eds). Tokai University Press, Tokyo: 489-498.
  • Sauer, W.H.H., Mccarthy, C., Smale, M.J. and Koorts A.S. (1993)
    An investigation of the egg distribution of the chokka squid, Loligo vulgaris reynaudii, in Krom Bay, South Africa.
    Bull. Mar. Sci. 53: 1006-1077.
  • Smale, M.J. (1993)
    Fish communities, food webs and fisheries of the Cape south coast.?
    (Eds.) Beckley, L.E. and van der Elst, R.P. Proceedings of the Second South African Marine Linefish Symposium, Durban. 23-24 October 1992. Oceanographic Research Institute Special Publication (2): 143-149.
  • Smale, M.J., Clarke, M.R., Klages, N.T. and Roeleveld, M.A.C. (1993)
    Octopod beak identification - resolution at a regional level (Cephalopoda, Octopoda: Southern Africa).
    S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 13: 269-293.
  • Smale, M.J., Roel, B.A., Badenhorst, A.O. and Field, J.G. (1993)
    Analysis of the demersal community of fish and cephalopods on the Agulhas Bank, South Africa.
    J. Fish Biol. 43 (Supplement A): 169-191.

1992
  • Sauer, W.H., Smale, M.J. and Lipinski, M.R. (1992)
    The location of spawning grounds, spawning and schooling behaviour of the squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii (Cephalopoda: Myopsida) off the Eastern Cape Coast, South Africa.
    Marine Biology 114: 97-107.
  • Smale, M.J. (1992)
    Predatory fishes and their prey - An overview of trophic interactions in the fish communities of the west and south coasts of South Africa.
    In: Benguela Trophic Functioning Payne, A.I.L., Brink, K.H., Mann, K.H. and Hilborn, R. (Eds). S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 12: 803-821.
  • Smale, M.J. and Cowley, P.D. (1992)
    The feeding ecology of skates (Batoidea: Rajidae) off the Cape south coast, South Africa.
    In: Benguela Trophic Functioning Payne, A.I.L., Brink, K.H., Mann, K.H. and Hilborn. R. (Eds). S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 12: 823-834.

1991
  • Plon, S., Albrecht, K. H., Cliff, G., Froneman, P. W. (2012)
    Organ weights of three dolphin species from South Africa-implications for ecological adaptation?
    Journal for Cetacean Research and Management 12(2):265-276.