Journal ArTicles

Whale Shark

Feeding the world’s largest fish: highly variable whale shark residency patterns at a provisioning site in the Philippines. Thomson J.A., Araujo, G., Labaja, J., McCoy, E., Murray, R., Ponzo, A. Royal Society Open Science, 2017

Assessing the impacts of tourism on the world's largest fish Rhincodon typus at Panaon Island, Southern Leyte, Philippines. Araujo G, Vivier F, Labaja JJ, Hartley D, Ponzo A. Aquatic Conserv: Mar Freshw Ecosyst. 2017;00:1–9.

Population structure, residency patterns and movements of whale sharks in Southern Leyte, Philippines: results from dedicated photo-ID and citizen science. Araujo, G., Snow, S.J., So, C.L., Labaja, M.J.J., Murray, R., Colucci, A., Ponzo, A.; Aquatic Conservation, 2016.

Learning from a provisioning site: code of conduct compliance and behaviour of whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu, PhilippinesSchleimer, A., Araujo, G., Penketh, L., Heath, A., McCoy, E., Labaja, J., Lucey, A., Ponzo, A.; Peer J, 2015

Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at a provisioning site in Cebu, Philippines. Araujo, G., Lucey, A., Labaja, M.J.J., So, C.L., Snow, S.J., Ponzo, A.; Peer J, 2014.

 

Turtle

Using minimally invasive techniques to determine green sea turtle Chelonia mydas life-history parameters. Araujo, G., Montgomery, J., Pahang, K., Labaja, J., Murray, R., Ponzo, A.; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 2016

 

Manta and Devil Rays

Trophic overlap in mobulid rays: insights from stable isotope analysis. Stewart, J.D., Rohner, C.A., Araujo, G., Avila, J., Fernando, D., Forsberg, K., Ponzo, A., Rambahiniarison, J.M., Kurle, C.M., Semmens, B.X. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2017

Mobulid rays feed on euphausiids in the Bohol Sea. Rohner CA, Burgess KB, Rambahiniarison JM, Stewart JD, Ponzo A, Richardson AJ. R. Soc. open sci.4: 161060 2017

First Records of the reef manta ray Manta alfredi in the Bohol Sea, Philippines, and its implication for conservationRambanhiniarison, J., Araujo, G., Lamoste, M.J., Labaja, J., Snow, S., Ponzo, A. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 2016


Conference and

Symposia

 

 

Marine Mammals

The Bohol Rescue Unit for Marine Wildlife, an example of succesfull networking in a developing country. Pahang, K.A., Ponzo, A.,  Acebes, J.M., Silberg, J.N.,  Yaptinchay, A.A., Clarke. D., Birdsall. C.. 20th Biennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, New Zealand, 2013
             
Peps’ peeps. Socioecology of Peponocephala electra in the Bohol Sea, Philippines. Ponzo, A., Senigaglia, V., Silberg, J.N., Clarke, D., 20th Biennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, New Zealand, 2013 
             
Steno bredanensis in the Babuyan Islands, Northern Luzon, Philippines. Nakagun, S., Acebes, J.M.V., Ponzo, A.. 20th Biennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, New Zealand, 2013
             
Site fidelity of Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus) in the Northern Bohol Sea, Philippines. A potentially small and resident population. Dominic Clarke, Alessandro Ponzo, Joshua N. Silberg, Valeria Senigaglia, Katie Hughes, Caitlin Birdsall.20th Biennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, New Zealand, 2013 
             
Presence and distribution of cetaceans in the north-eastern Bohol Sea. Ponzo, A., Pahang, K.A., Silberg, J., Haskins, G., Emata, C.L.P.; Acebes, J.M. 19th Biennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy Tampa, FL, USA, 2011 
             
Site fidelity of melon-headed whales in the northern Bohol Sea, Philippines. Silberg, J., Ponzo, A., Pahang, K.A., Haskins, G., Emata, C.L.P.; 19th Biennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy Tampa, FL, USA, 2011
             
The return of rorquals in the Bohol Sea. Ponzo, A., Acebes, J.M., Sabater, E., Silberg, J.N., Pahang, K.A., Emata, C.L.P., Utzurrum, J.A. 19th Biennal Conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy Tampa, FL, USA, 2011

Manta and devil rays

Life history and reproductive biology of four mobulid species in the Bohol Sea, Philippines. Rambahiniarison, J., Lamoste, MJ., Araujo, G., and Ponzo, A. Conservation Asia 2016
             
Mobulidae Fishery in the Bohol Sea: An assessment of its sustainability. Freeman, A., Verdote, D.M.,Acebes, J.M.V., Ponzo, A.. 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 2014.
             
Mobulidae Fishery in the Bohol Sea: An assessment of its sustainability. Freeman, A., Verdote, D.M.,Acebes, J.M.V., Ponzo, A.. 3rd International Marine Conservation Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2014
             
First record of Manta alfredi in the Bohol Sea, Philippines. Verdote, DM., Ponzo, A. Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa
             
Mobulidae fishery in the Bohol Sea: A first extensive assessment of its sustainability. Freeman, A., Verdote, D.M., Acebes, J.M.V., Ponzo, A.. Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa

turtles

Using minimally invasive techniques to determine green sea turtle Chelonia mydas life-history Parameters. Araujo, G., Montgomery, J., Pahang, K., Labaja, J., Murray, R., Ponzo, A.. Conservation Asia 2016
             
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Nesting Occurences in Anda, Bohol, Philippines. Pahang, K.., Ponzo, A.. 12th Conference of the Philippines Association of Marine Science, Tacloban, Philippines 2013.
             
Bohol Rescue Unit for Marine Wildlife: A vital component of sea turtle conservation in Bohol, Philippines. Pahang, Kristina A., Ponzo, Alessandro, Silberg, Joshua N. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation 2013.

whale sharks

1000 Whale Sharks in the Philippines. Reaching a conservation milestone in time of peril. McCoy E., Burce R., Conales S. Jr., Labaja J., David D., Murray R., Snow S., Araujo G., Ponzo A.. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2016
             
TDR tags reveal modified diving behaviour by whale sharks at a provisioning site in Cebu, Philippines. Araujo, G., Thomson, J., Labaja, J., Snow, S., Allgayer, R., Ponzo, A.. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2016
             
A 3D insight into the daily movements of whale sharks Rhincodon typus at a provisioned site in the Philippines. Allgayer, R., Araujo, G., Fey, T., Levenson, J., Ponzo, A.. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2016
             
Understanding giants: using in-water observations to inform management of whale sharks Rhincodon typus. Araujo, G., Vivier, F., Labaja, J., Snow, S., Hartley, D.,Ponzo, A. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2016
             
Abundance and residency patterns of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) at a provisioning site in Oslob, Philippines. Thomson, j., Grimmel, H., Araujo, G., Murray, J., Schleimer, A., McCoy, E., Murray, R., Snow, S., Labaja M.J.J., Ponzo A.. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2016
             
Human dimensions of whale shark provisioning in Oslob, Philippines. Ziegler, J.A., Silberg, J. N., Ponzo, A., Dearden P. International Marine Conservation Conference 2016
             
Temperaturedepth-recorder tags reveal modified diving behaviour by whale sharks at a provisioning site in Cebu, Philippines. Araujo, G., Thomson, J., Labaja, J., Snow, S., Montgomery, J., Ponzo, A..  The 4th International Whale Shark Conference 2016
             
Daily abundance and residency patterns of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) at a unique provisioning site in the Philippines. Thomson, J., Araujo, G., Labaja, J., Mccoy, E., Murray, R., Ponzo, A. The 4th International Whale Shark Conference 2016
             
Understanding constellations: The use of ‘citizen science’ to elucidate the global biology of a threatened marine mega-vertebrate. Norman, B.M., Holmberg, J.A., Arzoumanian, Z., Reynolds, S., Wilson, R.P., Gleiss, A.C., Rob, D., Pierce, S.J., De La Parra, R., Galvan, B., Ramirez-Macias, D., Robinson, D., Fox, S., Graham, R., Rowat, D., Potenski, M., Levine, M., McKinney, J.A., Hoffmayer, E., Dove, A., Hueter, R., Ponzo, A., Araujo, G., Aca, E., David, D., Rees, R., Duncan, A., Rohner, C.A., Hearn, A., Acuna, D., Berumen, M.L., Vázquez, A., Green, J., Bach, S.S., Schmidt, J.V., Morgan, D.L..The 4th International Whale Shark Conference 2016
             
Whale Shark Provisioning: The case study of Oslob, Philippines. Ponzo, A., Lucey, A., Araujo, G., Labaja, M.J.J., So, C.L., Snow, S.. Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa
             
Describing the population structure and residency of whale sharks visiting the waters of Oslob, Cebu, Philippines, during the provisioning hours, between March 31st 2012 and December 31st 2013. Araujo, G., Lucey, A., So, C.L., Labaja, M.J.J., Snow, S., Ponzo, A.. Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa
             
Whale shark pathway: Using photo-identification to track the movement of the largest fish in the world. So, C.L., Snow, S., Araujo, G., Labaja, M.J.J., Lucey, A., Ponzo, A.. Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa
             
Describing a new aggregation of whale sharks Rhincodon typus in the waters surrounding Panaon Island, Southern Leyte, Philippines, between February 8th and July 9th 2013. Snow, S.J., Araujo, G., Labaja, M.J.J., So, C.L., Lucey, A., Ponzo, A.. Shark International 2014, Durban, South Africa
             
Whale Shark Provisioning in Oslob, Philippines: A case study. Ponzo, A., Lucey, A., Araujo, G., Labaja, M.J.J., So, C.L., Snow, S.J.. 3rd International Marine Conservation Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2014
             
The use of Photo Identification in whale shark aggregations to understand their ecology and movements, and how citizen science plays a key role in marine conservation. Araujo, G., So,C.L., Lucey, A., Labaja, M.J.J., Snow, S.J., David, D., Ponzo, A.. 3rd International Marine Conservation Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2014
             
Provisioning Whale Shark as a tourism attraction.  What do we know and where do we stand; The case study of Oslob, Philippines. Ponzo, A., Araujo,G., Labaja, J., So, C., Snow, S., Geary, D., Craven, S., Lucey, A.. 12th Conference of the Philippines Association of Marine Science, Tacloban, Philippines 2013.
             
A Corridor between Seas: Journeys of whale sharks in the Bohol Sea as depicted through photo identification. Labaja, J, Ponzo, A., Snow, S., Araujo,G., Geary, D., So, C., Stuit, V., Craven, S., Lucey, A.. 12th Conference of the Philippines Association of Marine Science, Tacloban, Philippines 2013.
             
The Giants Are Back: Whale sharks of the Bohol Sea, from the brink of extinction to one of the largest aggregations in Southeast Asia. So, C., , Ponzo, A., Snow, S., Araujo,G., Geary, D., Labaja, J, Stuit, V., Craven, S., Lucey, A.. 12th Conference of the Philippines Association of Marine Science, Tacloban, Philippines 2013.
             
Whale Shark Provisioning: The case study of Oslob, Philippines. Snow S., Ponzo, A., Araujo, G., Labaja, J., So, C., Geary, D., Craven, S., Lucey. A.. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2013
             
Whale Shark Provisioning: What do we know and where do we stand; The case study of Oslob, Philippines. Ponzo, A., Araujo,G., Labaja, J., So, C., Snow, S., Geary, D., Craven, S., Lucey, A.. 3rd International Whale Shark Conference, Atlanta, (GA) USA, 2013.
             
Describing the population structure of Rhincodon typus occurring in the waters of Oslob–Cebu, Philippines– between March 2012 and June 2013, during the provisioning interaction hours. Araujo, G., Ponzo, A., Geary, D., Craven, A., Snow, S., Lucey, A.. 3rd International Whale Shark Conference, Atlanta, (GA) USA, 2013.
             
Describing the whale shark (Rhincodon Typus) population present in the waters of Panoan Island in Southern Leyte, Philippines between February and June 2013 and its potential as a developing ecotourism hotspot. Snow, S.J., Ponzo, A., Araujo, G.,  Labaja, J., Stuit, V., Geary, D.. 3rd International Whale Shark Conference, Atlanta, (GA) USA, 2013.

Sharks

Efficacy Of Marine Protected Areas For Shark and Ray Populations In The Philippines: Are They Working? Murray, R., Conales, Jr.2, S., Roberts, G., Araujo, G., Ponzo, A.. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2016
             
Philippines: A megamouth hotspot. Montgomery J., Yaptinchay A.A., EnolvaN., Araujo G., Ponzo A. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2016
             
Using non-invasive survey methods to assess the abundance and biodiversity of elasmobranch species at Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines. Murray R., Conales, Jr., S., Pierce S. J., Araujo G., Labaja, J., Snow, S., Ponzo, A. European Elasmobranch Association Conference 2016
             
Can citizen science help protect elasmobranch species? A case study from Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines. Murray, R., Conales, Jr. S. J., Araujo, G., Snow, S., Labaja, J., Leyland, J., Fey, T., Ziegler, J.A., Ponzo, A.. International Marine Conservation Conference 2016
             
Non-invasive assessment of the abundance of elasmobranch species in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines. Murray, R., Conales, Jr. S.F., Araujo, G., Snow, S., Labaja, J., Pierce, S.J., Levenson, J., Ponzo, A.. Conservation Asia 2016
             
Protected areas for elasmobranch conservation in Asia. The successful case of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Murray, R., Conales, Jr. S.F., Araujo, G., Snow, S., Labaja, J., Pierce, S.J., Levenson, J., Ponzo, A.. Conservation Asia 2016

other

Understanding the population of Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines: ecology and conservation. Egana, J.Q., Cutay, M.A.Q., Castro, L.S., Warrior, A.F., Pinders, S., Matthams, A., Saleiko, K.M., Ponzo, A.. International Otter Conference 2016
             
Conservation status of the population of Asian small-clawed otter in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines. Castro, L.S., Egana, J.Q., Cutay, M.A.Q, Warrior, A.F., Pinder, S., Matthams, A., Saleiko, K., Ponzo, A., Conservation Asia 2016


Scientific Posters


features


PRODUCTIONs

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Tambalang (Seaweed)

A short film produced for BBC Three Fresh. A young zoologist travels to the Philippines to see the impact of Typhoon Haiyan.

1000 Whale Sharks

The 1000th whale shark has been identified in Philippine waters, making the Philippines the third largest known aggregation of whale sharks in the world and the biggest in South East Asia.

The Whale Shark - from Vulnerable to Endangered

Dr Simon Pierce explains why the species was upgraded on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Measuring turtles with lasers!

A short video highlighting the results of our paper 'Using minimally invasive techniques to determine green sea turtle Chelonia mydas life-history parameters' published by the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 

Volunteer life

A day in the life of a LAMAVE volunteer.

Power To Protect: Essential Marine Wildlife Tourism Guidelines

A compilation film from Their Future Our Future, a campaign championing sustainable marine wildlife touirsm.