Queen Of Mantas


Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications

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Venables S., Winstanley G., Bowles L, Marshall A.D. (2016) A Giant Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Manta Rays on the Mozambican Tourism Industry- An Incentive for Increased Management and Protection. Tourism in Marine Environments. https://doi.org/10.3727/154427316X693225

Burgess K.B., Couturier L.I.E., Marshall A.D., Richardson A.J., Weeks S.J., Bennett M.B. (2016) Manta birostris, predator of the deep? Insight into the diet of the giant manta ray through stable isotope analysis. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160717.

Croll DA, Dewar H, Dulvy NK, Fernando D, Francis MP, Galvan-Magana F, Hall M, Heinrichs S, Marshall A, McCauley D, Newton KM, Notarbartolo-di-Sciara G, O’Malley M, O’Sullivan J, Poortviet M, Roman M, Stevens G, Tershy BR, White WT (2015) Vulnerabilities and Fisheries Impacts: The Uncertain Future of Manta and Devil Rays. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2591.

Kashiwagi T, Maxwell EA, Marshall AD, Christensen AB (2015) Evaluating manta ray mucus as an alternative DNA source for population genetics study: underwater-sampling, dry-storage, and PCR success. PeerJ 3:31188; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1188

Rohner CA, Richardson AJ, Prebble CEM, Marshall AD, Bennett MB, Weeks SJ, Cliff G, Wintner SP, Pierce SJ (2015) Laser photogrammetry improves size and demographic estimates for whale sharks. Peer J 3:e886; DOI 10.7717/peerj.886

McClain CR, Balk MA, Benfield MC, Branch TA, Chen C, Cosgrove J, Dove ADM, Helm RR, Hochberg FGE, Gaskins LC, Lee FB, Marshall AD, McMurray SE, Schanche C, Stone SN, Thaler AD (2015) Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna. PeerJ DOI 10.7717/peerj.715

Germanov ES & Marshall AD (2014) Running the Gauntlet: Regional Movement Patterns of Manta alfredi through a complex of parks and fisheries. Plos One 9(10):e110071

Haskell PJ, McGowan A, Westling A, Méndez-Jiménez A, Rohner CA, Collins K, Rosero-Caicedo M, Salmond J, Monadjem A, Marshall AD, Pierce SJ (2014) Monitoring the effects of tourism on whale shark Rhincodon typus behaviour in Mozambique. Oryx DOI:10.1017/S0030605313001257

Couturier LIE, Rohner CA, Richardson AJ, Marshall AD, Jaine FR, Bennett MB,Townsend KA, Weeks SJ, Nichols PD (2013) Stable isotope and signature Fatty Acid analyses suggest reef manta rays feed on demersal zooplankton. PLoS ONE 8:e77152

Couturier LIE, Rohner CA, Richardson AJ, Pierce SJ, Marshall AD, Jaine FR, Townsend KA, Bennett MB, Weeks SJ, Nichols PD (2013) Unusually High Levels of n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Whale Sharks and Reef Manta Rays. Lipids 48:1029-1034. DOI 10.1007/s11745-013-3829-8

Town C., Marshall AD, Sethasathien N (2013) Manta Matcher: Automated Photographic Identification of Manta Rays using Keypoint Features. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1002/ece3.587

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. Marine Ecology Progress Series 482: 153-168

Kashawagi T, Marshall AD, Bennett MB, Ovenden JR (2012) The genetic signature of recent speciation in manta rays (Manta alfredi and M. birostris) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 212-218.

Marshall AD, Kashiwagi T, Bennett MB, Deakos M, Stevens G, McGregor F, Clark T, Ishihara H, Sato K (2011) Manta alfredi. In IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2 <www.iucnredlist.org>: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2.

Marshall AD, Bennett MB, Kodja G, Hinojosa-Alvarez S, Galván-Magaña F, Harding M, Stevens G, Kashiwagi T (2011) Manta birostris. In IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2 <www.iucnredlist.org>: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2.

Marshall AD, Dudgeon C, Bennett MB (2011) Size and structure of a photographically identified population of manta rays Manta alfredi in southern Mozambique. Marine Biology 158(5): 1111.

Kashiwagi T, Marshall AD, Bennett MB, Ovenden JR (2011) Habitat segregation and mosaic sympatry of the two species of manta ray in the Indian and Pacific Oceans: Manta alfredi and M. birostris. Marine Biodiversity Records 4, e53.

Rohner CA, Richardson AJ, Marshall AD, Weeks SJ, Pierce SJ. (2011) How big is the world’s biggest fish? Measuring whale sharks with laser photogrammetry. Journal of Fish Biology 78: 378-385.

Marshall AD, Bennett MB (2010) Reproductive ecology of the reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) in southern Mozambique. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 169-190.

Marshall AD, Bennett MB (2010) Investigation of shark predation on Manta alfredi off the coast of Mozambique using bite mark analysis. South African Journal of Marine Science 32(3)

Marshall AD, Compagno LJV & Bennett MB (2009) Redescription of genus Manta with resurrection of Manta alfredi (Krefft,1868) (Chondrichthyes; Myliobatoidei; Mobulidae). Zootaxa 2301: 1–28.

Marshall AD (2009) Biology and population ecology of Manta birostris in southern Mozambique. PhD Thesis, University of Queensland, School of Biomedical Science.

Marshall AD, Kyne PM, Bennett MB (2008). Comparing the diet of two sympatric urolophid elasmobranches (Trygonoptera testacea Müller & Henle and Urolophus kapalensis Yearsley & Last): evidence of ontogenetic shifts and possible resource partitioning. Journal of Fish Biology 72: 883-898.

Marshall AD, Pierce SJ, Bennett MB (2008) Morphological measurements of manta rays (Manta birostris) with a description of a foetus from the east coast of Southern Africa. Zootaxa 1717: 24-30.

Pierce SJ, White WT, Marshall AD (2008) New record of the smalleye stingray, Dasyatis microps (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae), from the western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 1734: 65-68.

Speed CW, Meekan MG, Rowat D, Pierce SJ, Marshall AD, Bradshaw CJA (2008) Scarring patterns and relative mortality rates of Indian Ocean whale sharks. Journal of Fish Biology 72: 1488-1503.

Review Articles

Couturier LIE, Marshall AD, Jaine FR, Kashiwagi T, Pierce SJ, Richardson AJ, Townsend KA, Weeks SJ, Bennett MB (2012) Biology, ecology and conservation of mobulid rays, Mobulidae (Gill, 1893) Journal of Fish Biology 80: 1075-1119.

Marshall AD, Pierce SJ (2012) The uses and abuses of photographic identification in sharks and rays. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 1361-1379.