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Publications and reports (in alphabetical order):

Bearzi G., Holcer D., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2004. The role of historical dolphin takes and habitat degradation in shaping the present status of northern Adriatic cetaceans. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 14:363-379. (211 kb)

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Politi E.  1997.  Social ecology of bottlenose dolphins in the Kvarneric’ (northern Adriatic Sea).  Marine Mammal Science  13(4):650-668. (1.183 kb)

Bearzi G., Politi E., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1999. Diurnal behavior of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). Marine Mammal Science  15(4):1065-1097. (2.846 kb)

Bearzi G., Reeves R.R., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. Politi E., Canadas A., Frantzis A., Mussi B. 2003. Ecology, status and conservation of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the Mediterranean Sea. Mammal Review 33(34):224-252. (345 kb)

Cagnolaro L., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1979. Su di uno scheletro di Balaenoptera edeni Anderson 1878, spiaggiato sulle coste caraibiche del Venezuela (Cetacea, Balaenopteridae). Natura (Milano) 70(4):265-274. (335 kb)

Cagnolaro L. Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1992. Research activities and conservation status of cetaceans in Italy. Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Genova, 56-57:53-85. (1.037 kb)

Cagnolaro L., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Podestà M. 1993. Profilo della cetofauna dei mari italiani. Supplemento alle Ricerche di Biologia della Selvaggina 21:101-114. (402 kb)

Clapham P.J., Berggren P. Childerhouse S., Friday N.A., Kasuya T., Kell L., Kock K.-H., Manzanilla-Naim S., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Perrin W.F., Read A.J., Reeves R.R., Rogan E., Rojas-Bracho L., Smith T.D., Stachowitsch M., Taylor B.L., Wade P.R., Brownell R.L., Jr. 2003. Whaling as science. Bioscience 53(3):210-212. (174 kb)

Forcada J., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Fabbri F. 1995. Abundance of fin whales and striped dolphins summering in the Corso-Ligurian Basin. Mammalia, 59(1):127-140. (207 kb)

Fossi M.C., Casini S., Marsili L., Ancora S., Mori G., Neri G., Ausili A., Romeo T., Moscatelli A., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2002. Biomarkers of exposure and effects for assessing toxicological risk of endocrine disrupters in top predators of the Mediterranean Sea. P.S.Z.N.; Marine Ecology, Supplement 1:184-189. (116 kb)

Fossi M.C., Borsani J.F., Di Mento R., Marsili L., Casini S., Neri G., Mori G., Ancora S., Leonzio C., Minutoli R., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2002. Multi-trial biomarker approach in Meganyctiphanes norvegica: a potential early indicator of health status of the Mediterranean "whale sanctuary". Marine Environmental Research 54:1-7. (144 kb)

Fossi M.C., Casini S., Ancora S., Moscatelli A., Ausili A., Notarbartolo di Sciara G.  2001.  Do endocrine disrupting chemicals threaten Mediterranean swordfish?  Preliminary results of vitellogenin and zona radiata proteins in Xiphias gladius.  Marine Environmental Research  52:477-483. (167 kb)

Fossi M.C., Casini S., Marsili L., Neri G., Mori G., Ancora S., Moscatelli A., Ausili A., Notarbartolo di Sciara G.  2002.  Biomarker for endocrine disruptors in three species of Mediterranean large pelagic fish.  Marine Environmental Research 54:667-671. (135 kb)

Fossi M.C., Marsili L., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2003. The role of skin biopsy in the detection of exposure of endocrine disrupting chemicals in Mediterranean cetaceans. Journal of Cetacean Research & Management 5(1):55-60. (549 kb)

Greco S., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Tunesi L. 2004. 'Sistema Afrodite': an integrated programme for the inventorying and monitoring of the core zones of the Italian marine protected areas. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 14:S119-S122. (108 kb)

Holcer D., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Fortuna C.M., Lazar B., Onofri V. 2006. Occurrence of Cuvier’s beaked whales in the southern Adriatic Sea: evidence of an important Mediterranean habitat. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 87:359-372. (3,572 kb)

Jahoda M., Lafortuna C.L., Biassoni N., Almirante C., Azzellino A., Panigada S., Zanardelli M., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2003. Mediterranean fin whale's (Balaenoptera physalus) response to small vessels and biopsy sampling assessed through passive tracking and timing of respiration. Marine Mammal Science 19(1):96-110. (104 kb)

Lauriano G., Fortuna C.M., Moltedo G., Mackelworth P., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2003. Presenza e distribuzione dei cetacei nelle aree limitrofe al parco nazionale dell'Asinara (Sardegna nord-occidentale). Biologia Marina Mediterranea 10(2):848-852. (76 kb)

Lauriano G., Fortuna C.M., Moltedo G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2004. Interactions between common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and the artisanal fishery in Asinara Island National Park (Sardinia): assessment of catch damage and economic loss. Journal of Cetacean Research and management 6(2):165–173. (562 kb)

Lauriano G., Mackelworth P., Fortuna C.M., Moltedo G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2003. Densità e abbondanza del tursiope (Tursiops truncatus) nel parco nazionale dell'Asinara, Sardegna. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 10(2):717-720. (77 kb)

Nascetti D., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1996. A fin whale and sperm whale sighting programme undertaken by the Italian Navy in the central Mediterranean Sea. European Research on Cetaceans 10:150-153. (144 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1977. A killer whale (Orcinus orca L.) attacks and sinks a sailing boat. Natura (Milano) 68(3-4):218-220. (94 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1983. Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera edeni Anderson 1878) off eastern Venezuela (Cetacea, Balaenopteridae). Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute Technical Report, San Diego. (740 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1987. A revisionary study of the genus Mobula Rafinesque, 1810 (Chondrichthyes: Mobulidae), with the description of a new species. Zool. J. Linnean Soc., London 91:1-91. (7.46 Mb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1987. Myliobatiform rays fished in the southern Gulf of California (Baja California Sur, Mexico) (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes). Mem. 5th Symp. Biol. Mar. Univ. Auton. Baja California Sur:109-115. (258 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1987. Killer whale, Orcinus orca, in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Mammal Science 3(4):356-360. (112 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1988. Natural history of the rays of the genus Mobula in the Gulf of California. Fishery Bulletin 86(1):45-66. (640 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1990. A note on the cetacean incidental catch in the Italian driftnet swordfish fishery, 1986-1988. Rep. International Whaling Commission 40:459-460. (50 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1993. I cetacei del Mediterraneo. pp. 39-52 in: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. XIX Seminario sulla evoluzione biologica e i grandi problemi della biologia: faune attuali e faune fossili, Roma, 26-28 febbraio 1992. Contributi del Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare “Beniamino Segre” n° 86. (159 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1994. The Mediterranean Sanctuary for the protection of cetaceans: a difficult transition from paper to reality. European Research on Cetaceans, 8:18-21. (244 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1994. La cetofauna del bacino corso-liguro-provenzale: rassegna delle attuali conoscenze. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 1(1):95-98. (75 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1995. What future for manta rays? Shark News 5(October 1995):1. (163 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1997. Dalle prime ricerche alla Dichiarazione del Santuario: nascita di un'idea. pp. 19-30 in: Rotary Club Milano Porta Vercellina, Monaco, Saint Tropez (ed.), Operazione Pelagos. Associazione Europea Rotary per l'Ambiente, Milano, 153 p. (129 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1997. Problemi di conservazione degli elasmobranchi in Italia. Quaderni della Civica Stazione Idrobiologica di Milano 22:11-15. (211 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1998. Dark clouds on Mediterranean elasmobranchs: the case of endemic skates. Shark News 12 (November 1998):7. (194 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2000. Verbale di consulenza tecnica svolta per la Procura della Repubblica di Verona. (138 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2002. Whales, dolphins, fishes, humans - have the oceans become too small? Pp. 268-279 in: Whale Zone 02, ASMS Symposium, 6-y July 2002, Switzerland. (35 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2002. Monk seal apocalypse. Guest editorial. The Monachus Guardian, 5(2).

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2003. The List of Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance: Implementation and Perspectives for Development. Discussion paper prepared for the Regional Activity Centre - Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan. (200 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2003. Samadai Dolphin House: considerations on a tourist impact mitigation plan. Report to the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Nature Conservation Sector, Cairo. 12 p. (190 kb)

Notarbartolo G., Ausenda F., Orsi Relini L., Relini G. 1992. Una proposta di gestione dell’ambiente pelagico: la Riserva della Biosfera nel Bacino corso-ligure provenzale. Proc. XXII Conf. Società Italiana di Biologia Marina, Cagliari, Santa Margherita di Pula, 20-24 May 1991. Oebalia Suppl. 17:517-521. (88 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Barbaccia G., Azzellino A. 1997. Birth at sea of a false killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens. Marine Mammal Science 13(3):508-511. (411 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G. 2005. Research on cetaceans in Italy. In B. Cozzi, ed. Marine mammals of the Mediterranean Sea: natural history, biology, anatomy, pathology, parasitology. Massimo Valdina Editore - The Coffee House Art & Adv, Milano. (178 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Briand F. 2004. Executive summary. In: F. Briand (Ed.), Investigating the roles of cetaceans in marine ecosystems. Venice, 28-31 January 2004. CIESM Workshop Monographs n° 25. (4,068 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Cagnolaro L. 1987. I nomi italiani dei cetacei. Bollettino di Zoologia 4:359-365. (152 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Gordon J. 1997. Bioacoustics: a tool for the conservation of cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 30:125-146. (334 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Hillyer E.V. 1989. Mobulid rays off Eastern Venezuela. Copeia 1989(3):607-614. (165 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Mifsud C. 2002. Action plan for the conservation of cetaceans in Maltese waters. Report to UNEP MAP Regional Activity Centre Specially Protected Areas, Tunis. (130 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Politi E., Bayed A., Beaubrun P.C., Knowlton A. 1998. A winter cetacean survey off Southern Morocco, with a special emphasis on suitable habitats for wintering right whales. Sci. Rep. Int. Whaling Commission, SC/49/O3, 48:547-550. (136 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Serena F. 1988. Term embryo of Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788) from the northern Tyrrhenian Sea (Chondrichthyes: Mobuli-dae). Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. St. Nat. Milano 129(4):396-400. (251 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Venturino M.C., Zanardelli M., Bearzi G., Borsani J.F., Cavalloni B. 1993. Cetaceans in the Central Mediterranean Sea: distribution and sighting frequencies. Ital. J. Zool. 60:131-138. (170 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Watkins W.A. 1980. A remora, Remilegia australis, attached to an Atlantic spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris. Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 79(3):119-121. (220 kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Zanardelli M., Panigada S., Jahoda M., Airoldi S. 2003. Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus (L., 1758), in the Mediterranean Sea. Mammal Review 33(2):105-150. (549 kb)

Palsbøll P.J., Bérubé M., Aguilar A., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Nielsen R. 2004. Discerning between recurrent gene flow and recent divergence under a finite-site mutation model applied to North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) populations. Evolution 58(3):670-675. (106 kb)

Panigada S., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Zanardelli Panigada M. 2006. Fin whales summering in the Pelagos Sanctuary (Mediterranean Sea): overview of studies on habitat use and diving behaviour. Chemistry and Ecology 22(Supplement 1):S255-S263. (2,960 kb)

Panigada S., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Zanardelli Panigada M., Airoldi S., Borsani J.F., Jahoda M. 2005. Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) summering in the Ligurian Sea: distribution, encounter rate, mean group size and relation to physiographic variables. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 7(2):137-145. (588 kb)

Reeves R., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The status and distribution of cetaceans in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain. 137 pp. (2,425 kb)

Reeves R.R., Read A., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2001. Report of the workshop: Interactions between dolphins and fisheries in the Mediterranean: evaluation of mitigation alternatives. Roma, 4-5 May 2001. (425 kb)

Romero A., Agudo A.I., Green S.M., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2001. Cetaceans of Venezuela: their distribution and conservation status. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 151, 61 pp. (2,414 kb)

Schweitzer J., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1986. The rete mirabile cranica in the genus Mobula: a comparative study. Journal of Morphology, 188:167-178. (1,478 kb)

Watkins W.A., Moore K.E., Sigurjónsson J., Wartzok D., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1984. Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) tracked by radio in the Irminger Sea. Rit Fiskideildar 8(1):1-14. (323 kb)

Watkins W.A., Daher M.A., Fristrup K.M., Howald T.J., Notarbartolo di Sciara G.  1993.  Sperm whales tagged with transponders and tracked underwater by sonar.  Marine Mammal Science  9(1):55-67. (2,659 kb)

Watkins W.A., Daher M.A., Fristrup K., Notarbartolo di Sciara G.  1994.  Fishing and acoustic behavior of Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) near Dominica, southeast Caribbean.  Caribbean Journal of Science  30(1-2):76-82. (1,231 kb)

Watkins W.A., Tyack P., Moore K.E., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1987. Steno bredanensis in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Mammal Science 3(1):78-82. (79 kb)

Zanardelli M., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Acquarone M. 1992. Cetacean sighting reports by amateurs: a two-sided coin. European Research on Cetaceans 6:79-82. (65 kb)