Dolphin Research Program Products, 2009

One accepted measure of the productivity of a research program is its record of achievement in providing information to the scientific community, wildlife management agencies, and the public. The following list includes our program's products since the publication of our last newsletter, including the relevant work of our collaborators from partner institutions. Copies of specific papers can be obtained upon request as electronic pdf files by contacting info@sarasotadolphin.org.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Esch, H.C., L.S. Sayigh, J.E. Blum, and R.S. Wells. 2009. Whistles as potential indicators of stress in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Mammalogy 90:638-650.

Esch, H.C., L.S. Sayigh and R.S. Wells. 2009. Quantifying parameters of bottlenose dolphin signature whistles. Marine Mammal Science 25:976-986.

Gannon, D.P., E.J. Berens, S.A. Camilleri, J.G. Gannon, M.K. Brueggen, A. Barleycorn, V. Palubok, G.J. Kirkpatrick and R.S. Wells. 2009. Effects of Karenia brevis harmful algal blooms on nearshore fish communities in southwest Florida. Marine Ecology Progress Series 378:171–186. doi: 10.3354/meps07853.

Janik, V. M. 2009. Acoustic communication in delphinids. Advances in the Study of Behavior 40:123-157.

Nollens, H.H., R. Rivera, G. Palacios, J.F.X. Wellehan, J.T. Saliki, S.L. Caseltine, C.R. Smith, E.D. Jensen, P.K. Yochem, R.S. Wells, J. St. Leger and S. Venn-Watson. 2009. New recognition of Enterovirus infections in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Veterinary Microbiology 139:170-175.

Noren, S.R. and R.S. Wells. 2009. Postnatal blubber deposition in free-ranging common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with considerations to buoyancy and cost of transport. Journal of Mammalogy 90:629-637.

Ruiz, C., H.H. Nollens, S. Venn-Watson, L.G. Green, R.S. Wells., M.T. Walsh, E. Chittick, J.F. McBain and E.R. Jacobson. 2009. Baseline circulating immunoglobulin G levels in managed collection and free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Developmental and Comparative Immunology 33:449-455.

Sayigh, L.S. and V.M. Janik. 2009. Signature whistles. Pp. 1014-1016 In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen, eds., Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Second Edition. Elsevier, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Sih, A., K. McHugh and S. Hanser. 2009. Social network theory: new insights and issues for behavioral ecologists. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 975-988.

Urian, K.W., S. Hofmann, R.S. Wells, and A.J. Read. 2009. Fine-scale population structure of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Marine Mammal Science 25:619-638.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Learning from nature: Bottlenose dolphin care and husbandry. Zoo Biology 28:1-17

Wells, R. S. 2009. Dolphins and porpoises. Pp. 3635-3647 In: J.H. Steele, S.A. Thorpe, and K. K. Turekian (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, Second Edition (First Online Update). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-012374473-9.00682-2.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Identification methods. Pp. 593-599 In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen, eds., Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Second Edition. Elsevier, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Wells, R.S., C.A. Manire, L. Byrd, D.R. Smith, J.G. Gannon, D. Fauquier, and K.D. Mullin. 2009. Movements and dive patterns of a rehabilitated Risso’s dolphin, Grampus griseus, in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Marine Mammal Science 25:420-429.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 2009. Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Pp. 249-255 In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen, eds., Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Second Edition. Elsevier, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Manuscripts in Press, In Revision, or In Review

Balmer, B.C., L.H. Schwacke and R.S. Wells. In review. Linking dive behavior to satellite-linked tag condition for a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) along Florida’s northern Gulf of Mexico coast. Aquatic Mammals.

Barbieri, M.M., W. A. McLellan, R. S. Wells, J. A. Blum, S. Hofmann, J. Gannon, and D. A. Pabst. In press. Thermoregulatory responses of a resident community of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) to seasonal changes in environmental temperature in Sarasota Bay, FL, U.S.A.. Marine Mammal Science.

Barros, N.B., P. Ostrom, C. Stricker and R.S. Wells. In press. Stable isotopes differentiate bottlenose dolphins off west central Florida. Marine Mammal Science.

Berens McCabe, E., D.P. Gannon, N.B. Barros and R.S. Wells. In review. Prey selection in a resident common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) community in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Marine Biology.

Burdett, L.G., Wells, R.S., Adams, J.D., Rotstein, D.S., and L.H. Schwacke. In review. Modeling and Quantifying Lacaziosis (Lacazia loboi) Progression on a Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) using Long-Term Photographic Records. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

Fauquier, D.A., M.J. Kinsel, M.D. Dailey, G.E. Hurst, N.B. Barros, M.K. Stolen, R.S. Wells and F.M.D. Gulland. In press. Prevalence and pathology of lungworm infection in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from southwest Florida. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

Gannon, J.G., R.S. Wells, J.B. Allen, D.P. Gannon, S. Hofmann, G.J. Kirkpatrick and V. Palubok. Accepted pending revision. Apparent sub-lethal effects of a harmful algal bloom on bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Janik, V.M. In press. Vocal communication and cognition in cetaceans. In: OUP Handbook of Language Evolution, ed. M. Tallerman and K.R. Gibson. Oxford University Press.

Loughlin, T., R.S. Wells, L. Cunningham, N. Gales and I. Boyd. In review. Marking and capturing. Chapter 2 In: I. Boyd, D. Bowen and S. Iverson (eds.), Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press.

Mancia, A.G., W. Warr, J. Almeida, A. Veloso, R.S. Wells and R.W. Chapman. In review. What can the transcriptome tell us about populations of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus? Molecular Ecology.

Powell, J.R. and R.S. Wells. Accepted pending revision. Recreational fishing depredation and associated behaviors involving common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Marine Mammal Science.

Quintana-Rizzo, E. and R.S. Wells. In press. Unusual behavior of an adult female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) toward a non-related dead neonate. Aquatic Mammals.

Rowles, T.K., L.S. Schwacke, R.S. Wells, J.T. Saliki, L. Hansen, A. Hohn, F. Townsend, R.A. Sayre and A.J. Hall. In revision. Evidence of susceptibility to morbillivirus infection in cetaceans from the United States. Marine Mammal Science.

Sayigh, L.S. and V.M. Janik. In press. Dolphin signature whistles. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, M. Breed and J. Moore, eds. Elsevier Press.

Schwacke, L.H., A.J. Hall, F.I. Townsend, R.S. Wells, L.J. Hansen, A.A. Hohn, G.D. Bossart, P.A. Fair and T.K. Rowles. In press. Hematology and clinical blood chemistry reference intervals for free-ranging common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and variation related to geographic sampling site. American Journal of Veterinary Research.

Tornero, V., K. Taranjit, R.S. Wells and J. Singh. In review. Eco-toxicants: A growing global threat. Pp. xx-xx In: J. Yamagiwa and L. Karczmarski, eds., Field Studies of Primates and Cetaceans: Understanding and Conserving Complex Mammalian Societies. Springer.

Wells, R.S. In review. Social structure and life history of common bottlenose dolphins near Sarasota Bay, Florida: Insights from four decades and five generations. Pp. xx-xx In: J. Yamagiwa and L. Karczmarski, eds., Field Studies of Primates and Cetaceans: Understanding and Conserving Complex Mammalian Societies. Springer.

Yordy, J.E., M.A.M. Mollenhauer, R.M. Wilson, R.S. Wells, A. Hohn, J. Sweeney, L.H. Schwacke, T.K. Rowles, J.R. Kucklick, and M.M. Peden-Adams. In review. Complex contaminant exposure in cetaceans: A comparative E-SCREEN analysis of bottlenose dolphin blubber and mixtures of four persistent organic pollutants. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Yordy, J.E., D.A. Pabst, W.A. McLellan, R.S. Wells, T.K. Rowles, and J.R. Kucklick. In review. Toxicokinetics, tissue-specific distribution and whole body burden of persistent organic pollutants in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Yordy J, R.S. Wells, B.C. Balmer, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles and J.R. Kucklick. In review. Life history as a source of variation for persistent organic pollutant (POP) patterns in a community of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) resident to Sarasota Bay, FL. Science of the Total Environment.

Contract and Other Reports

Gannon, D.P., D.A. Fauquier, E.J. Berens, S.A. Camilleri, J.G. Gannon, J.B. Allen, R.S. Wells. 2009. Ecological effects of harmful algal blooms on fish and wildlife communities associated with submerged aquatic vegetation. Final Report to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Legacy Initiative State Grant Program for award SWG05_028, 52 pp.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Small cetaceans and climate change in shallow habitats. International Whaling Commission Second Workshop on Climate Change and Cetaceans, 21-25 February 2009, Siena, Italy. SC/F09/CC6, 15 pp.

Theses and Dissertations

Doctoral Dissertations

Yordy, J.E. 2009. Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) mixtures in wild bottlenose dolphins: the influences of life history, dietary exposure, physiology and their potential for endocrine disruption. Dissertation, Medical University of South Carolina. 169 pp.

Master's Theses

Powell, J. 2009. Depredation and angler interactions involving bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Master’s thesis. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL.

Presentations at Professional Meetings

Bassos-Hull, K. 2009. Dolphin research in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, Florida. Florida Marine Science Educators Association Conference, 15-16 May, Sarasota, FL. (spoken)

Bazúa- Durán, C., V. Vergara and S. Dussán-Duque. 2009. We are not silent! Sotalia guianensis calls are mainly ultrasonic. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, 2009, Quebec City. (spoken)

Berens McCabe, E., D.P. Gannon, N.B. Barros, and R.S. Wells. 2009. Prey selection in a resident common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) community in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (poster)

Bordino, P., R.S. Wells, and M.A. Stamper. 2009. Diving and social patterns of Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) in Bahia San Blas, Argentina. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Burdett, L.G., R.S. Wells, J.D. Adams, and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. Longitudinal photographic and cross-sectional health assessment data to estimate lobomycosis prevalence and lesion growth rates for common bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida, USA. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Burdett, L.G., R.S. Wells, J.D. Adams, D.S. Rotstein, T.K. Rowles, W.A. McLellan, D.A. Pabst, and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as a model species to study infectious disease: Lacaziosis (Lacazia loboi). NOAA’s Ocean and Human Health Initiative Principal Investigator’s Meeting. Seattle, WA. October 5-8, 2009. (poster)

Burdett, L.G., R.S. Wells, J.D. Adams, D.S. Rotstein, and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. The use of longitudinal photo-identification data to quantify the progression of a skin disease, Lacaziosis (Lacazia loboi), in a wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Hollings Marine Laboratory Research Symposium. Summer 2009. (poster)

Burdett, L.G., R.S. Wells, J.D. Adams, D.S. Rotstein, and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. 19 years of Lobomycosis: A quantitative analysis of Lobomycosis progression in a wild, bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium. Wilmington, NC. April 3-5, 2009. (spoken)

Fauquier, D. 2009. Red tide toxin levels in blood and tissues of naturally exposed sea birds from central west Florida. EPA Star Fellowship Conference, September 2009, Washington D.C.

Fauquier, D. 2009. Brevetoxin induced morbidity and mortality in stranded sea turtles and sea birds in Florida. Wildlife Diseases Association Conference, August 2009, Washington.

Fluech, B., K. Bassos-Hull. 2009. A new twist to the Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program: personal-sized recycling bins. Florida Marine Science Educators Association Conference, 15-16 May, Sarasota, FL. (spoken)

Gridley, T., P. Berggren, O.J. Boisseau, T, Morisaka, V.G. Cockcroft, M. Lemon Blewitt, L.S. Sayigh, and V.M. Janik. 2009. Population level variation in wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) signature whistle types. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Janik, V.M., L.S. Sayigh, and R.S. Wells. 2009. How do bottlenose dolphins react to hearing a copy of their own signature whistle? 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Janik, V.M. 2009. Communication skills and population differences in the social behaviour of bottlenose dolphins. European Science Foundation Conference “Social genes, social brains and social minds”. Budapest, Hungary. 13-16 May 2009.

King, S.L., V.M. Janik, L.S. Sayigh, V.B. Deecke, and R.S. Wells. 2009. A method of identifying signature whistle types from field recordings of wild, unrestrained bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

King, S. L., V. M. Janik, L. S. Sayigh, R. S. Wells and V. B. Deecke. 2009. A method of identifying signature whistle types from field recordings of wild, unrestrained bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Spoken presentation at the UK Student Regional Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, February 2009.

Kucklick J.R. 2009. Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs): Job security for environmental chemists. Hollings Marine Laboratory Research Symposium, Charleston, SC

Kucklick J.R, J.M. Keller, S.S. Vander Pol and J.E. Yordy. 2009. Current-use flame retardants in NIST Reference Materials and environmental samples. BFR 2009 the 11th Annual Workshop on Brominated Flame Retardants, Ottawa, Canada

Kucklick J.R, R. Day, A. Guichard, and S.S. Christopher. 2009. NIST contributions to monitoring in coastal Georgia. Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Symposium, Sapelo, Island, GA.

Lane, S.M., B.C. Balmer, K.H. Sparks, T.R. Speakman, E.S. Zolman, R.C. George, and L. H. Schwacke. 2009. Reproductive success of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along two regions of the Georgia coast, USA; a highly polluted site near Brunswick, Georgia and an adjacent reference site near Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (poster)

McHugh, K.A. and R.S. Wells. 2009. Social and behavioral development of free-ranging juvenile bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

McHugh, K.A. 2009. Social and behavioral development of free-ranging juvenile bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Allee Competition Session, 46th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, 22-26 June 2009, Pirenopolis, Brazil.

Perrtree, R.M., K. Bassos-Hull, J. Koelsch, and R.S. Wells. 2009. Angler interactions with bottlenose dolphins at the South Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier and impacts of an educational campaign. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Powell, J.R. and R.S. Wells. 2009. Depredation and angler interactions involving bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Powell, J.R. 2009. Depredation and angler interactions involving bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 3-5 April 2009, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Shippee, S., R.S. Wells, and C. Pabody. 2009. Preliminary assessment of interactions between bottlenose dolphins and sport fishing in northwest Florida and Alabama. 37th Annual IMATA Conference, 2-6 Nov 2009, Atlanta, GA.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Potential impacts of climate change on inshore dolphins. Keynote address: ColacMarCuba 2009. 26-30 October, Havana, Cuba.

Wells, R.S. and B.D. Smith. 2009. Impacts of global climate change on inshore dolphins. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Wells, R.S., J.B. Allen, S. Hofmann, K. Bassos-Hull, D.A. Fauquier, N.B. Barros, R.E. DeLynn, G. Hurst, V. Socha and M.D. Scott. 2009. Consequences of injuries on survival and reproduction of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. NMFS Southeast Region Biennial Stranding Meeting, 2-4 September 2009, St. Augustine, FL. Invited presentation.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Dolphin research and conservation. Conference on Cuba-México-US Collaboration in Marine Sciences and Conservation, 18-19 March 2009, Veracruz, México.

Wells, R.S. 2009. How might coastal dolphins be impacted by climate change? Invited keynote presentation. 23rd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2-4 March 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

Wells, R.S. 2009. How can long-term, multi-faceted research benefit behavioral studies of cetaceans? Invited presentation, Student Workshop. 23rd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2-4 March 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Small cetaceans and climate change in shallow habitats. International Whaling Commission Second Workshop on Climate Change and Cetaceans, 21-25 February 2009, Siena, Italy. SC/F09/CC6, 15 pp.

Wells, R.S. and D. Mann. 2009. Sarasota Dolphin Research Program: 38 years of study of a resident bottlenose dolphin population. Population Consequences of Acoustic Disturbance to Marine Mammals, ONR Workshop, 23 February 2009, Arlington VA. (presented by Mann)

Wharton, J., K. Bassos-Hull, M. Knapp, C. Keller, J. Shabetai, R. Dawson, K. Hoyt, G. Cassagrande. 2009. Communicating solutions: evaluating human-dolphin interactions in Sarasota Bay with high school student volunteers. Florida Marine Science Educators Association Conference, 15-16 May, Sarasota, FL. (spoken)

Yordy, J., M. Mollenhauer, R. Wilson, R.S. Wells, A. Hohn, J. Sweeney, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles, J.R. Kucklick, and M. Peden-Adams. 2009. Complex contaminant exposure in cetaceans: A comparative E-SCREEN analysis of dolphin blubber and mixtures of four persistent organic pollutants. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 30th Annual Meeting. November 19-23, 2009, New Orleans, LA.

Invited Public and University Lectures

Balmer, B.C. 2009. Characterizing bottlenose dolphin community structure near the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve and an adjacent polluted site. Guest Speaker, The Dolphin Project. 17 Oct 2009.

Bassos-Hull, K. 2009. Bottlenose dolphin abundance, distribution, seasonal, and long-term site fidelity in the Charlotte Harbor ecosystem. Invited speaker, Captiva Cruises Ecotours, Sanibel, Florida. 9 Apr 2009.

Bassos-Hull, K. 2009. Bottlenose dolphin abundance, distribution, seasonal, and long-term site fidelity in the Charlotte Harbor ecosystem. Invited speaker, Cape Coral Sea Scouts/ Florida Gulf Coast University, Cape Coral, FL. 27 Oct 2009.

Bassos-Hull, K. 2009. Dolphin research along the west coast of Florida: 40 years of study. Invited speaker, docent training, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, Sanibel, Florida. 9 Nov 2009.

Burdett, L.G., R.S. Wells, J.D. Adams, D.S. Rotstein, T.K. Rowles, W.A. McLellan, D.A. Pabst, and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as a Model Species to Study Infectious Disease: Lacaziosis (Lacazia loboi). The Perry V. Halushka 2009 MUSC Student Research Day. Charleston, SC. 6 Nov 2009.

McHugh, K.A. 2009. Red tide effects on juvenile bottlenose dolphin behavior in Sarasota Bay, FL. Biology and Marine Science Seminar, Eckerd College, St Petersburg, FL. 16 Sep 2009.

Wells, R.S. 2009. The world’s longest-running study of a dolphin population: Lessons from 39 years and 5 generations. Mote Marine Laboratory Volunteer Class. 30 Nov 2009.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Dolphin conservation research in Sarasota Bay, Florida: Lessons from four decades and five generations. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 23 Nov 2009.

Wells, R.S. 2009. The world’s longest-running study of a dolphin population: Lessons from 38 years and 5 generations. Earth Day Celebration, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL. 19 Apr 2009.

Wells, R.S. 2009. The world’s longest-running study of a dolphin population: Lessons from 38 years and 5 generations. Environment Day, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Group, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL. 17 Apr 2009.

Wells, R.S. 2009. The world’s longest-running study of a dolphin population: Lessons from 38 years and 5 generations. Mote Marine Laboratory Volunteer Class. 11 Mar 2009.

 

Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Products (Historical)

Doctoral Dissertations - completed

Yordy, J.E. 2009. Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) mixtures in wild bottlenose dolphins: the influences of life history, dietary exposure, physiology and their potential for endocrine disruption. Dissertation, Medical University of South Carolina. 169 pp.

Fougères, E. 2008. Thermoregulation in bottlenose dolphins. PhD dissertation. University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Thayer, V.G. 2007. Life history parameters and social associations of female bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) off North Carolina, USA. Duke University.

Cook, M.L.H. 2006. Effects of the environment on bottlenose dolphin hearing. University of South Florida.

Fire, S. 2006. Effects of Karenia brevis blooms on wild coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Ocean Sciences Dept., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Houde, M. 2006. Emerging organohalogen contaminants in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). University of Guelph. 312 pp.

Quintana-Rizzo, E. 2006. Group fission-fusion dynamics and communication in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). University of South Florida. 166 pp.

Flores, P.A.C. 2003. Ecology of the marine dolphin (Sotalia fluviatilis) in southern Brazil. Ph.D. dissertation. Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul.

Owen, E.C.G. 2003. The reproductive and ecological functions of the pair-bond between allied, adult male bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Ph.D. dissertation, Ocean Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz. 310 pp.

Watwood, S.L. 2003. Whistle use and whistle sharing by allied male bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Ph. D. dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA. 227 pp.

Nowacek, D.P. 1999. Sound use, sequential behavior and ecology of foraging bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Sayigh, L.S. 1992. Development and functions of signature whistles of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Wells, R.S. 1986. Structural aspects of dolphin societies. University of California, Santa Cruz. 234 pp.

Doctoral Dissertations - underway

Balmer, B. In progress. Environmental influences on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) community structure and dynamics in the Southeastern United States. University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Burdett, L. In progress. The use of longitudinal and cross-sectional photographic data to study skin disease in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Medical University of South Carolina.

Cammen, K. In progress. Genetic basis of susceptibility to brevetoxin exposure in bottlenose dolphins. Duke University.

Dussán-Duque, S. In progress. Biology of coastal tucuxi dolphins off Colombia. University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Fauquier, D. In progress. Effects of red tide on seabird ecology. Ocean Sciences Dept., University of California, Santa Cruz.

McHugh, K. In progress. Behavior of juvenile bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay. Animal Behavior Group, University of California, Davis.

Mendez, M. In progress. Ecological and environmental factors to population structure in highly mobile marine organisms: a combined genetic-oceanographic approach in coastal cetaceans. Columbia University.

Rossman, S. In progress. Individual variation in habitat use and foraging through life history stages of bottlenose dolphins. Michigan State University.

Simard, P. In progress. The abundance and distribution of cetaceans on the west Florida shelf: a synoptic study based on acoustics, visual surveys and remote sensing. University of South Florida.

Master's Theses-completed

Powell, J. 2009. Depredation and angler interactions involving bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Master’s thesis. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL.

Tyson, R. 2008. Abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Big Bend of Florida, St. Vincent Sound to Alligator Harbor. Florida State University

Balmer, B. C. 2007. Seasonal abundance, site-fidelity, and utilization areas of bottlenose dolphins in St. Joseph Bay, Florida. M. Sc., University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Fuhs, V.S. 2007. Spatial relationships of spinner dolphins, (Stenella longirostris) mother-calf pairs, Island of Hawaii. M.Sc. thesis. Western Illinois University. 37 pp.

Bryan, C.E. 2006. Non-lethal monitoring of trace elements in bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. College of Charleston. 171 pp.

Esch, C. 2006. Whistles as potential indicators of stress in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Barbieri, M. 2005. Physiological and behavioral thermoregulation in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota, Florida. M.Sc. thesis. University of North Carolina, Wilmington. 69 pp.

Klatsky, L.J. 2004. Movement and dive behavior of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near the Bermuda Pedestal. MSc. thesis, San Diego State University.

Buckstaff, K.C. 2003. Effects of watercraft noise on the acoustic behavior of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, Florida. M.Sc. thesis, University of California, Santa Cruz. 37 pp.

Weiss, J. 2003. Importance of matrilines in the transmission of foraging specializations of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) within Sarasota Bay, Florida. Duke University.

Sellas, A. B. 2002. Population structure and group relatedness of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the coastal Gulf of Mexico using mitochondrial DNA and nuclear microsatellite markers. M. Sc. Thesis, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Urian, K.W. 2002. Community structure of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. M.Sc. thesis, University of North Carolina, Wilmington. 26 pp.

Meagher, E. M. 2001. Respiration, heart rate and heat flux across the dorsal fin in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. M.Sc. thesis, University of North Carolina, Wilmington. 44 pp.

Owen, C.F.W. 2001. A comparison of maternal care by primiparous and multiparous bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus: Does parenting improve with experience? University of California, Santa Cruz.

Fazioli, K.L. 1999. Distribution, relative abundance, and community structure of coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Gulf of Mexico off Sarasota, Florida. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Nowacek, S.M. 1999. The effects of boat traffic on bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, Florida. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Quintana-Rizzo, E. 1999. Associations and habitat use of resident and non-resident bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu 1821), in the Cedar Keys, Florida: Insights into social organization. University of Florida.

Küss, K.M. 1998. The occurrence of PCBs and chlorinated pesticide contaminants in bottlenose dolphins in a resident community: Comparison with age, gender and birth order. Nova Southeastern University.

Moors, T.L. 1997. Is 'menage a trois' important in dolphin mating systems? Behavioral patterns of breeding female bottlenose dolphins. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Vedder, J. 1996. Levels of organochlorine contaminants in milk relative to health of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota, Florida. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Driscoll-Lind, A. 1995. The whistles of Hawai'ian spinner dolphins. M.Sc. thesis, University of California, Santa Cruz. 82 pp.

Waples, D.M. 1995. Activity budgets of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Bassos, M.K. 1993. A behavioral assessment of the reintroduction of two bottlenose dolphins. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Wells, R.S. 1978. Home range characteristics and group composition of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, on the west coast of Florida. University of Florida.

Books

Reynolds, J.E., III, and R.S. Wells. 2003. Dolphins, Whales, and Manatees of Florida: A Guide to Sharing Their World. University Press of Florida.

Pringle, L. and R.S. Wells. 2002. Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press. 42 pp. (revised and reprinted from 1995 volume)

Reynolds, J.E. III, R.S. Wells and S.D. Eide. 2000. The Bottlenose Dolphin: Biology and Conservation. University Press of Florida. 289 pp.

Pringle, L. and R.S. Wells. 1995. Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 42 pp.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Ackerman, B. B., T. D. Pitchford, B. L. Weigle, J. E. Reynolds III, R. S. Wells and M. A. Baran. 1999. Marine mammals. Chapter 11. Marine mammals. Pp. 11-1 – 11-11 in J. R. Pribble, A. J. Janicki and H. Greening, eds., Baywide Environmental Monitoring Report, 1993-1998, Tampa Bay, Florida. Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Technical Publication 07-99. St. Petersburg, Florida. July 1999.

Barros, N.B. and R.S. Wells. 1998. Prey and feeding patterns of resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. J. Mammalogy 79(3):1045-1059.

Bassos, M.K. and R.S. Wells. 1996. Effect of pool size/shape on the behavior of two bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science, 12:321-324.

Bryan C.E., S.J. Christopher, B.C. Balmer and R.S. Wells. 2007. Establishing baseline levels of trace elements in blood and skin of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida: implications for non-invasive monitoring. Science of the Total Environment 388:325-342.

Buck, J.D., R.S. Wells, H.L. Rhinehart, and L. J. Hansen. 2006. Aerobic microorganisms associated with free-ranging bottlenose dolphins in coastal Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean waters. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42:536-544.

Buckstaff, K.C. 2004. Effects of watercraft noise on the acoustic behavior of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Marine Mammal Science 20:709-725.

Clucas, B., K. McHugh, and T. Caro. 2008. Flagship species on covers of US conservation and nature magazines. Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 1517-1528.

Connor, R.C., R.S. Wells, J. Mann and A.J. Read. 2000. The bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops spp: Social relationships in a fission-fusion society. Pp. 91-126 In: J. Mann, R.C. Connor, P.L. Tyack and H. Whitehead, eds., Cetacean Societies: Field Studies of Dolphins and Whales. University of Chicago Press. 433 pp.

Cook, M.L.H., L.S. Sayigh, J.E. Blum, and R.S. Wells. 2004. Signature whistle production in undisturbed free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 03PB0428:1-7.

Crissey, S.D. and R.S. Wells. 1999. Serum alpha and gamma tocopherols, retinol, retinyl palmitate, and carotenoid concentrations in captive and free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B, 124:391-396.

Cunningham-Smith, P., D.E. Colbert, R.S. Wells, and T. Speakman. 2006. Evaluation of human interactions with a wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) near Sarasota Bay, Florida, and efforts to curtail the interactions. Aquatic Mammals 32:346-356.

Duffield, D.A. and R.S. Wells. 2002. The molecular profile of a resident community of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Pp. 3-11 In: C.J. Pfeiffer, ed., Molecular and Cell Biology of Marine Mammals. Krieger Publishing Company, Melbourne, FL.

Duffield, D.A., and R.S. Wells. 1993. A discussion on comparative data of wild and oceanarium Tursiops populations. Pp. 28-39In: N.F. Hecker (ed.) Proceedings of the 18th International Marine Animal Trainers Association Conference, November 4-9, 1990, Chicago, IL.

Duffield, D.A. and R.S. Wells. 1991. The combined application of chromosome, protein and molecular data for the investigation of social unit structure and dynamics in Tursiops truncatus. Pp. 155-169 In: A.R. Hoelzel (ed.) Genetic Ecology of Whales and Dolphins. Report of the International Whaling Commission, Special Issue 13, Cambridge, U.K.

Duignan, P.J., C. House, D.K. Odell, R.S. Wells, L.J. Hansen, M.T. Walsh, D.J. St. Aubin, B.K. Rima and J.R. Geraci. 1996. Morbillivirus infection in bottlenose dolphins: Evidence for recurrent epizootics in the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Marine Mammal Science 12:499-515.

Dunshea, G., N.B. Barros, R.S. Wells, N.J. Gales, M.A. Hindell and S.N. Jarman. 2008. Pseudogenes and DNA-based diet analyses: a cautionary tale from a relatively well sampled predator-prey system. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 10 pp.

Erickson, K.L., L. DiMolfetto-Landon, R.S. Wells, T. Reidarson, J.L. Stott and D.A. Ferrick. 1995. Development of an interleukin-2 receptor expression assay and its use in evaluation of cellular immune responses in the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. Journal of Wildlife Disease 31(2):142-149.

Esch, H.C., L.S. Sayigh and R.S. Wells. 2009. Quantifying parameters of bottlenose dolphin signature whistles. Marine Mammal Science 25:976-986.

Esch, H.C., L.S. Sayigh, J.E. Blum, and R.S. Wells. 2009. Whistles as potential indicators of stress in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Mammalogy 90:638-650.

Fazioli, K.L., S. Hofmann, and R.S. Wells. 2006. Use of coastal Gulf of Mexico waters by distinct assemblages of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Aquatic Mammals 32:212-222.

Fehring, W.K. and R.S. Wells. 1976. A series of strandings by a single herd of pilot whales on the west coast of Florida. J. Mammal. 57:191-194.

Fire, S.E., L.J. Flewelling, Z. Wang, J. Naar, M.S. Henry, R. H. Pierce, and R. S. Wells. 2008. Florida red tide and brevetoxins: Association and exposure in live resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, USA. Marine Mammal Science 24:831-844.

Fire, S.E., L.J. Flewelling, J. Naar, M.S. Henry, R.H. Pierce, D. P. Gannon, Z. Wang, and R.S. Wells. 2008. Prevalence of brevetoxins in prey fish of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Marine Ecology Progress Series 368:283-294.

Fire, S.E., D. Fauquier, L.J. Flewelling, M. Henry, J. Naar, R. Pierce, and R.S. Wells. 2007. Brevetoxin exposure in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) associated with Karenia brevis blooms in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Marine Biology 152:827-834.

Flamm, R. O., E.C.G. Owen, C.F. Weiss, R.S. Wells and D.P. Nowacek. 2000. Aerial videogrammetry from a tethered airship to assess manatee life stage structure. Marine Mammal Science 16(3):617-630.

Fripp, D., C. Owen, E. Quintana-Rizzo, A. Shapiro, K. Buckstaff, K. Jankowski, R.S. Wells, and P. Tyack. 2005. Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calves appear to model their signature whistles on the signature whistles of community members. Animal Cognition 8:17-26.

Gannon, D.P., E.J. Berens, S.A. Camilleri, J.G. Gannon, M.K. Brueggen, A. Barleycorn, V. Palubok, G.J. Kirkpatrick and R.S. Wells. 2009. Effects of Karenia brevis harmful algal blooms on nearshore fish communities in southwest Florida. Marine Ecology Progress Series 378:171–186. doi: 10.3354/meps07853.

Gannon, D.P. 2008. Passive acoustic techniques in fisheries science: a review and prospectus. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137(2):638-656.

Gannon, D.P. 2007. Acoustic behavior of Atlantic croaker Micropogonias undulatus L. (Sciaenidae). Copeia 2007(1):186–192

Gannon, D.P., N.B. Barros, D.P. Nowacek, A.J. Read, D.M. Waples, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Prey detection by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): an experimental test of the passive-listening hypothesis. Animal Behavior 69:709-720.

Gauthier, J.M., H. Dubeau, E. Rassart, W.M. Jarman and R.S. Wells. 1999. Biomarkers of DNA damage in marine mammals. Mutation Research 444:427-439.

Hall, A.J., R.S. Wells, J.C. Sweeney, F.I. Townsend, B.C. Balmer, A.A. Hohn, and H.L. Rhinehart. 2007. Annual, seasonal and individual variation in hematology and clinical blood chemistry profiles in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota Bay, Florida. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 148:266-277.

Hall, A.J., B.J. McConnell, T.K. Rowles, A. Aguilar, A. Borrell, L. Schwacke, P.J.H. Reijnders, and R.S. Wells. 2006. An individual based model framework to assess the population consequences of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure in bottlenose dolphins. Environmental Health Perspectives. 114 (suppl.1): 60-64.

Hansen, L.J., L.H. Schwacke, G.B. Mitchum, A.A. Hohn, R.S. Wells, E.S. Zolman, and P.A. Fair. 2004. Geographic variation in polychorinated biphenyl and organochlorine pesticide concentrations in the blubber of bottlenose dolphins from the US Atlantic coast. Science of the Total Environment 319:147-172.

Harms, C.A., R.G. Maggi, E.B. Breitschwerdt, C.L. Clemons-Chevis, M. Solangi, D.S. Rotstein, P.A. Fair, L.J. Hansen, A.A. Hohn, G.N. Lovewell, W.A. McLellan, D.A. Pabst, T.K. Rowles, L.H. Schwacke, F.I. Townsend and R.S. Wells. 2008. Bartonella species detection in captive, stranded and free-ranging cetaceans. Veterinary Research. 39:59.

Harper, C.G., M.T. Whary, Y. Fang, H.L. Rhinehart, R.S. Wells, S. Xu, N.S. Taylor, and J.G. Fox. 2003. Comparison of diagnostic techniques for detecting Helicobacter cetorum infection in wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Clinical Microbiology 41:2842-2848.

Hohn, A.A., M.D. Scott, R.S. Wells, J.C. Sweeney and A.B. Irvine. 1989. Growth layers in teeth from known-age, free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science 5(4):315-342.

Houde, M, B.C. Balmer, S. Brandsma, R.S. Wells, T.K. Rowles, K.R. Solomon, and D.C.G. Muir. 2006. Perfluorinated alkyl compounds in relation with life-history and reproductive parameters in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota Bay, Florida, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:2405-2412.

Houde, M., Wells, R.S., Fair, P.A., Bossart, G.D. Hohn, A.A., Rowles, T.K., Sweeney, J.C., Solomon, K.R., Muir, D.C.G. 2005. Polyfluorinated alkyl compounds in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Science & Technology, 39:6591-6598.

Irvine, A.B., R.S. Wells and M.D. Scott. 1982. An evaluation of techniques for tagging small odontocete cetaceans. Fish. Bull. U.S. 80:135-143.

Irvine, A.B., M.D. Scott, R.S. Wells and J.H. Kaufmann. 1981. Movements and activities of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, near Sarasota, Florida. Fish. Bull. U.S.79:671-688.

Irvine, A.B., M.D. Scott, R.S. Wells and J.G. Mead. 1979. Stranding of the pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus, in Florida and South Carolina. Fish. Bull. U.S. 77:511-513.

Irvine, B., R.S. Wells and P.W. Gilbert. 1973. Conditioning an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, to repel various species of sharks. J. Mammal. 54:503-505.

Irvine, B. and R.S. Wells. 1972. Results of attempts to tag Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Cetology 13:1-5.

Janik, V. M. 2009. Acoustic communication in delphinids. Advances in the Study of Behavior 40:123-157.

Janik, V., L.S. Sayigh, and R.S. Wells. 2006. Signature whistle shape conveys identity information to bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103:8293-8297.

Klatsky, L.J., R.S. Wells, and J.C. Sweeney. 2007. Offshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): Movement and dive behavior near the Bermuda Pedestal. Journal of Mammalogy 88:59-66.

Lahvis, G.P., R.S. Wells, D.W. Kuehl, J.L. Stewart, H.L. Rhinehart and C.S. Via. 1995. Decreased lymphocyte responses in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are associated with increased concentrations of PCB's and DDT in peripheral blood. Environmental Health Perspectives, 103:67-72.

Lahvis, G.P., R.S. Wells, D.R. Casper and C.S. Via. 1993. In vitro lymphocyte response of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): Mitogen-induced proliferation. Mar. Envir. Research 35:115-119.

Maresh, J.L., F.E. Fish, D.P. Nowacek, S.M. Nowacek and R.S. Wells. 2004. High performance turning capabilities during foraging by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Marine Mammal Science 20(3):498-509.

Mate, B.R., K.A. Rossbach, S.L. Neukirk, R.S. Wells, A.B. Irvine, M.D. Scott and A.J. Read. 1995. Satellite-monitored movements and dive behavior of a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in Tampa Bay, Florida. Marine Mammal Science 11(4):452-463.

Mead, J.G., D.K. Odell, R.S. Wells and M.D. Scott. 1980. Observations on a mass stranding of spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris, from the west coast of Florida. Fish. Bull. U.S. 78:353-360.

Meagher, E., W.A. McLellan, A.Westgate, R.S. Wells, J. Blum, and D.A. Pabst. 2008. Seasonal patterns of heat loss in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 178:529-543.

Meagher, E.M., W.A. McLellan, A.J. Westgate, R.S. Wells, D. Frierson, Jr., and D.A. Pabst. 2002. The relationship between heat flow and vasculature in the dorsal fin of wild bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Journal of Experimental Biology 205:3475-3486.

Mendez, M., H. Rosenbaum and P. Bordino. 2008. Conservation genetics of the franciscana dolphin in Northern Argentina: population structure, by-catch impacts, and management implications. Conservation Genetics 9(2): 419-435.

Moore, M.M, G. Early, K. Touhey, S. Barco, F. Gulland, and R. Wells. 2007. Rehabilitation of marine mammals in the United States: Risks and benefits. Marine Mammal Science 23:731-750.

Nollens, H.H., R. Rivera, G. Palacios, J.F.X. Wellehan, J.T. Saliki, S.L. Caseltine, C.R. Smith, E.D. Jensen, P.K. Yochem, R.S. Wells, J. St. Leger and S. Venn-Watson. 2009. New recognition of Enterovirus infections in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Veterinary Microbiology. 139:170-175.

Noren, S.R. and R.S. Wells. 2009. Postnatal blubber deposition in free-ranging common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with considerations to buoyancy and cost of transport. Journal of Mammalogy 90:629-637.

Nowacek, D.P., B.M. Casper, R.S. Wells, S.M. Nowacek, and D.A. Mann. 2003. Intraspecific and geographic variability of West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus spp.) vocalizations (L). J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 114(1):66-69.

Nowacek, D.P., P.L. Tyack, and R.S. Wells. 2001. A platform for continuous behavioral and acoustic observation of free-ranging marine mammals: Overhead video combined with underwater audio. Marine Mammal Science 17:191-199

Nowacek, D.P., P.L. Tyack, R.S. Wells and M.P. Johnson. 1998. An onboard acoustic data logger to record biosonar of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. J. Acoustical Soc. of America 103:1409-1410.

Nowacek, S.M., R.S. Wells, D.P. Nowacek, E.C.G. Owen, T.R. Speakman and R.O. Flamm. 2004. Florida manatees, Trichechus manatus latirostris, respond to approaching vessels. Biological Conservation 119:517-523.

Nowacek, S. M., R. S. Wells and A.R. Solow. 2001. Short-term effects of boat traffic on bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Marine Mammal Science 17:673-688.

Noren, S.R., G. Lacave, R.S. Wells, and T.M. Williams. 2002. The development of blood oxygen stores in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus); Implications for diving capacity. Journal of Zoology 258:105-113.

Owen, E.C.G., S. Hofmann, and R.S. Wells. 2002. Ranging and social association patterns of paired and unpaired adult male bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota, Florida, provide no evidence for alternative male strategies. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 80:2072-2089.

Quintana-Rizzo, E., D.A. Mann, and R.S. Wells. 2006. Estimated communication range of social sounds used by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 120:1671-1683.

Quintana-Rizzo, E. and R.S. Wells. 2001. Resighting and association patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Cedar Keys, Florida: insights into social organization. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:447-456.

Ramcharitar, J., D.P. Gannon, and A.N. Popper. 2006. Review of the bioacoustics of the family Sciaenidae (croakers and drumfishes). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:1409-1431.

Read, A.J., R.S. Wells, A.A. Hohn and M.D. Scott. 1993. Patterns of growth in wild bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. J. of Zoology, Lond, 231:107-123.

Ruiz, C., H.H. Nollens, S. Venn-Watson, L.G. Green, R.S. Wells., M.T. Walsh, E. Chittick, J.F. McBain and E.R. Jacobson. 2009. Baseline circulating immunoglobulin G levels in managed collection and free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Developmental and Comparative Immunology 33:449-455.

Sayigh, L.S. and V.M. Janik. 2009. Signature whistles. Pp. 1014-1016 In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen, eds., Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Second Edition. Elsevier, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Sayigh, L.S., P.L. Tyack, R.S. Wells, A.R. Solow, M.D. Scott and A.B. Irvine. 1999. Individual recognition in wild bottlenose dolphins: A field test using playback experiments. Animal Behaviour 57:41-50.

Sayigh, L.S., P.L. Tyack, R.S. Wells, M.D. Scott and A.B. Irvine. 1995. Sex difference in signature whistle production of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 36:171-177.

Sayigh, L.S., R.S. Wells and P.L. Tyack. 1993. Recording underwater sounds of free-ranging dolphins while underway in a small boat. Marine Mammal Science. 9(2):209-213.

Sayigh, L.S., P.T. Tyack, R.S. Wells and M.D. Scott. 1990. Signature whistles of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus: Stability and mother-offspring comparisons. Behavioral Ecol. and Sociobiol. 26:247-260.

Schwacke, L.H., E.O. Voit, L.J. Hansen, R.S. Wells, G.B. Mitchum, A.A. Hohn, and P.A. Fair. 2002. Probabilistic risk assessment of reproductive effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the southeast United States coast. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21(12):2752-2764.

Scott, M.D., R.S. Wells and A.B. Irvine. 1996. Long-term studies of bottlenose dolphins in Florida. IBI Reports, 6:73-81. International Marine Biological Research Institute, Kamogawa, Japan.

Scott, M.D., R.S. Wells and A.B. Irvine. 1990. A long-term study of bottlenose dolphins on the west coast of Florida. Pp. 235-244 In: S. Leatherwood and R.R. Reeves (eds.), The Bottlenose Dolphin. Academic Press, San Diego. 653 pp.

Scott, M.D., R.S. Wells, A.B. Irvine and B.R. Mate. 1990. Tagging and marking studies on small cetaceans. Pp. 489-514 In: S. Leatherwood and R.R. Reeves (eds.), The Bottlenose Dolphin. Academic Press, San Diego. 653 pp.

Sellas, A.B., R.S. Wells, and P.E. Rosel. 2005. Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA analyses reveal fine scale geographic structure in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Gulf of Mexico. Conservation Genetics.6:715-728.

Sergio, F., T. Caro, D. Brown, B. Clucas, J. Hunter, J. Ketchum, K. McHugh, and F. Hiraldo. 2008. Top predators as conservation tools: ecological rationale, assumptions, and efficacy. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 39: 1-19. doi:10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.39.110707.173545

Shane, S.H., R.S. Wells and B. Würsig. 1986. Ecology, behavior, and social organization of the bottlenose dolphin: A review. Marine Mammal Science 2(1):34-63.

Sih, A., K. McHugh and S. Hanser. 2009. Social network theory: new insights and issues for behavioral ecologists. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63: 95-988.

St. Aubin, D.J., S.H. Ridgway, R.S. Wells and H. Rhinehart. 1996. Dolphin thyroid and adrenal hormones: circulating levels in wild and semi-domesticated Tursiops truncatus, and influence of sex, age, and season. Marine Mammal Science 12(1):1-13.

Tolley, K.A., A.J. Read, R.S. Wells, K.W. Urian, M.D. Scott, A.B. Irvine and A.A. Hohn. 1995. Sexual dimorphism in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota, Florida. J. Mammalogy 76(4):1190-1198.

Tornero, V., A. Borrell, A. Aguilar, R.S. Wells, J. Forcada, T.K. Rowles, and P.J.H. Reijnders. 2005. Effect of organochlorine pollutants and individual biological traits on blubber retinoid concentrations in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Environmental Monitoring 7(2):109-114.

Urian, K.W., S. Hofmann, R.S. Wells, and A.J. Read. 2009. Fine-scale population structure of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Marine Mammal Science. 25:619-638.

Urian, K.W., D.A. Duffield, A.J. Read, R.S. Wells and D.D. Shell. 1996. Seasonality of reproduction in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. J. Mammalogy. 77:394-403.

Venn-Watson, S., R. Rivera, C.R. Smith, J.T. Saliki, S. Casteline, J. St. Leger, P. Yochem, R.S. Wells and H. Nollens. 2008. Exposure to novel parainfluenza virus and clinical relevance in two bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations. Emerging Infectious Diseases 14:397-405.

Watwood, S.L., E.C.G. Owen, P.L. Tyack, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Signature whistle use by free-swimming and temporarily restrained bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Animal Behaviour 69:1373-1386.

Watwood, S.L., P.L. Tyack, and R.S. Wells. 2004. Whistle sharing in paired male bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 55:531-543.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 2009. Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Pp. 249-255 In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen, eds., Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Second Edition. Elsevier, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Wells, R. S. 2009. Dolphins and porpoises. Pp. 3635-3647 In: J.H. Steele, S.A. Thorpe, and K. K. Turekian (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, Second Edition (First Online Update). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-012374473-9.00682-2.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Identification methods. Pp. 593-599 In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen, eds., Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Second Edition. Elsevier, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Learning from nature: Bottlenose dolphin care and husbandry. Zoo Biology 28:1-17.

Wells, R.S., C.A. Manire, L. Byrd, D.R. Smith, J.G. Gannon, D. Fauquier, and K.D. Mullin. 2009. Movements and dive patterns of a rehabilitated Risso’s dolphin, Grampus griseus, in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Marine Mammal Science 25:420-429.

Wells, R.S., J.B. Allen, S. Hofmann, K. Bassos-Hull, D.A. Fauquier, N.B. Barros, R.E. DeLynn, G. Hurst, V. Socha and M.D. Scott. 2008. Consequences of injuries on survival and reproduction of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the west coast of Florida. Marine Mammal Science 24:774-794.

Wells, R.S., V. Tornero, A. Borrell, A. Aguilar, T.K. Rowles, H.L. Rhinehart, S. Hofmann, W.M. Jarman, A.A. Hohn, and J.C. Sweeney. 2005. Integrating life history and reproductive success data to examine potential relationships with organochlorine compounds for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Science of the Total Environment 349:106-119.

Wells, R.S., H.L. Rhinehart, L.J. Hansen, J.C. Sweeney, F.I. Townsend, R. Stone, D. Casper, M.D. Scott, A.A. Hohn, and T.K. Rowles. 2004. Bottlenose dolphins as marine ecosystem sentinels: Developing a health monitoring system. EcoHealth 1:246-254.

Wells, R.S. 2003. Dolphins (Delphinidae). Pp. 41-58 In: V. Geist, M. Hutchins, and M.C. McDade, eds., Mammals IV, Vol. 15 of Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia. The Gale Group, Farmington Hills, MI.

Wells, R.S. 2003. Dolphin social complexity: Lessons from long-term study and life history. Pp. 32-56 In: F.B.M. de Waal and P.L. Tyack, eds., Animal Social Complexity: Intelligence, Culture, and Individualized Societies. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

Wells, R.S., T.K. Rowles, A. Borrell, A. Aguilar, H.L. Rhinehart, W.M. Jarman, S. Hofmann, A.A. Hohn, D.A. Duffield, G. Mitchum, J. Stott, A. Hall, and J.C. Sweeney. 2003. Integrating data on life history, health, and reproductive success to examine potential effects of POPs on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Organohalogen Compounds 62:208-211.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 2002. Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus and T. aduncus). Pp. 122-128 In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen, eds., Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

Wells, R.S. 2002. Identification methods. Pp.601-608 In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen, eds., Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

Wells, R.S., D.J. Boness and G.B. Rathbun. 1999. Behavior. Pp. 324-422 In: J.E. Reynolds, III and S.A. Rommel, (eds.), Biology of Marine Mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 578 pp.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 1999. Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821). Pp. 137-182 In: S.H. Ridgway and R. Harrison (eds.), Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 6, the Second Book of Dolphins and Porpoises. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 486 pp.

Wells, R. S. 1999. Ken Norris: Dolphin society insights. Marine Mammal Science 15:931-932.

Wells, R. S., H. L. Rhinehart, P. Cunningham, J. Whaley, M. Baran, C. Koberna and D. P. Costa. 1999. Long-distance offshore movements of bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science. 15:1098-1114.

Wells, R. S. 1999. Long-term perspectives from research with free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Reproduction Workshop Report. European Research on Cetaceans 12:380-382.

Wells, R.S., S. Hofmann and T.L. Moors. 1998. Entanglement and mortality of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in recreational fishing gear in Florida. Fish. Bull. 96(3):647-650.

Wells, R.S., K. Bassos-Hull and K.S. Norris. 1998. Experimental return to the wild of two bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science 14:51-71.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 1997. Seasonal incidence of boat strikes on bottlenose dolphins near Sarasota, Florida. Marine Mammal Science 13:475-480.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 1994. Incidence of gear entanglement for resident inshore bottlenose dolphins near Sarasota, Florida. Page 629 In: W.F. Perrin, G.P. Donovan, and J. Barlow (eds.), Gillnets and Cetaceans, Rep. int. Whal. Commn (Special Issue 15.).

Wells, R.S. 1993. Parental investment patterns of wild bottlenose dolphins. Pp. 58-64In: N.F. Hecker (ed.) Proceedings of the 18th International Marine Animal Trainers Association Conference, November 4-9, 1990, Chicago, IL.

Wells, R.S. 1993. The marine mammals of Sarasota Bay. Chapter 9, pp. 9.1 - 9.23 In: Sarasota Bay: 1992 Framework for Action, P. Roat, C. Ciciccolella, H. Smith, and D. Tomasko, eds. Published by the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, 5333 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234.

Wells, R.S. 1991. The role of long-term study in understanding the social structure of a bottlenose dolphin community. Pp. 199-225In: K. Pryor and K.S. Norris (eds.), Dolphin Societies: Discoveries and Puzzles. Univ. of California Press, Berkeley. 397 pp.

Wells, R.S., L.J. Hansen, A. Baldridge, T.P. Dohl, D.L. Kelly and R.H. Defran. 1990. Northward extension of the range of bottlenose dolphins along the California coast. Pp. 421-431 In: S. Leatherwood and R.R. Reeves (eds.) The Bottlenose Dolphin. Academic Press, San Diego. 653 pp.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 1990. Estimating bottlenose dolphin population parameters from individual identification and capture-release techniques. Pp. 407-415 In: P.S. Hammond, S.A. Mizroch and G.P. Donovan (eds.) Individual Recognition of Cetaceans: Use of Photo-Identification and Other Techniques to Estimate Population Parameters. Report of the International Whaling Commission, Special Issue 12, Cambridge, U.K. 440 pp.

Wells, R.S., M.D. Scott and A.B. Irvine. 1987. The social structure of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. Pp. 247-305 In: Genoways, H. (ed.), Current Mammalogy, Vol. 1. New York: Plenum Press.

Wells, R.S. 1984. Reproductive behavior and hormonal correlates in Hawaiian spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris. Pp. 465-472 In: Perrin, W.F., R.L. Brownell, Jr. and D.P. DeMaster (eds.), Reproduction on Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises. Cambridge: Reports of the International Whaling Commission, Special Issue 6, 495 pp.

Wells, R.S., A.B. Irvine and M.D. Scott. 1980. The social ecology of inshore odontocetes. Pp. 263-317 In: Herman, L.M. (ed.) Cetacean Behavior: Mechanisms and Functions. New York: J.Wiley & Sons,463 pp.

Westgate, A.J., W.A. McLellan, R.S. Wells, M.D. Scott, E.M. Meagher and D.A. Pabst. 2007. A new device to remotely measure heat flux and skin temperature from free-swimming dolphins. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 346:45-59.

Wilson, B., H. Arnold, G. Bearzi, C. M. Fortuna, R. Gaspar, S. Ingram, C. Liret, S. Pribanic, A. J. Read, V. Ridoux, K. Schneider, K.W. Urian, R. S. Wells, C. Wood, P. M. Thompson and P. S. Hammond. 1999. Epidermal diseases in bottlenose dolphins: Impacts of natural and anthropogenic factors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 266(1423):1077-1083.

Woshner, V., K. Knott, R. Wells, C. Willetto, R. Swor and T. O’Hara. 2008. Mercury and selenium in blood and epidermis of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota Bay, Florida (USA): interaction and relevance to life history and hematologic parameters. EcoHealth. 5(1): 10.1007/s10393-008-0164-2.

Contract and Other Reports

Gannon, D.P., D.A. Fauquier, E.J. Berens, S.A. Camilleri, J.G. Gannon, J.B. Allen, R.S. Wells. 2009. Ecological effects of harmful algal blooms on fish and wildlife communities associated with submerged aquatic vegetation. Final Report to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Legacy Initiative State Grant Program for award SWG05_028, 52 pp.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Small cetaceans and climate change in shallow habitats. International Whaling Commission Second Workshop on Climate Change and Cetaceans, 21-25 February 2009, Siena, Italy. SC/F09/CC6, 15 pp.

Wells, R.S. 2008. Center for Dolphin Biology, Health and Conservation Education. Final Report for Award No. NA16FL1355, NOAA Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office, St. Petersburg, FL. 73 pp. (Mote Technical Report No. 1308)

Wells, R.S. 2008. Consequences of injuries on survival of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Pp. 35-36 In: Andersen, M.S., K.A. Forney, T.V.N. Cole, T. Eagle, R. Angliss, K. Long, L. Barre, L. Van Atta, D. Borggaard, T. Rowles, B. Norberg, J. Whaley and L. Engleby (eds). Differentiating Serious and Non-Serious Injury of Marine Mammals: Report of the Serious Injury Technical Workshop, 10-13 September 2007, Seattle, Washington. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-OPR-39. 94 p.

Wells, R.S., C.A. Manire and J. Whaley. 2008. Travels with Betty: A Risso’s dolphin tour of the Gulf of Mexico. Strandings: Newsletter of the Southeast United States Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Network. National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall 2007: 1-4.

Wells, R.S., G.A. Early, J.G. Gannon, R.G. Lingenfelser, and P. Sweeney. 2008. Tagging and tracking of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) from the March 2005 mass stranding in the Florida Keys. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-574, 44 p.

Bassos-Hull, K. And R.S. Wells. 2007. Investigating potential hurricane and red tide related impacts on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) abundance, reproductive rates, distribution, and site fidelity in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, Florida. Final Technical Report to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Protect Wild Dolphins Program for Award 2006-3. 43 pp.

Fauquier, D.A., L. Flewelling, J. Landsberg, N. Barros, J. Gannon and R. Wells. 2007. Investigating brevetoxin-induced mortality in bottlenose dolphins stranded in central west Florida. John H. Prescott Stranding Grant Program Final Performance Report for Grant Award # NA06NMF4390161.

Balmer, B.C. and R.S. Wells. 2006. Bottlenose dolphin health assessment research: Radio-tracking summary, St. Joseph Bay, Florida, April-July 2005. Final Contract Report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Requisition/Reference No. NFFK0000-5-00147. 13 pp.

Hall, A.J., J. Stott, M. Blanchard, T.K. Rowles, and R.S. Wells. 2006. The relationship between immune measures and blubber organochlorine concentrations in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota Bay, Florida. International Whaling Commission Report SC/58/E.

Reijnders, P., R. Wells, A. Aguilar, A. Bjørge, G. Donovan, T. O’Hara, T. Rowles and U. Siebert. 2006. Final report on Pollution 2000+: Phase I. International Whaling Commission Report SC/58/E.

Wilson, J.Y., R. Wells, A. Aguilar, A. Borrell, V. Tornero, P. Reijnders, M. Moore, and J.T. Stegeman. 2006. Cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) expression in integument biopsies from a coastal bottlenose dolphin population. International Whaling Commission Report SC/58/E.

Woshner, V., K. Knott, R. Wells, C. Willetto, R. Swor, and T. O’Hara. 2006. Mercury and selenium in blood of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): Interaction and reference to life history and hematologic parameters. International Whaling Commission Report SC/58/E24.

Wells, R.S. and B.C. Balmer. 2005. Bottlenose dolphin health assessment research, St. Joseph Bay, Florida, April-July 2005. Interim Contract Report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Requisition/Reference No. NFFK0000-5-00147. 14 pp.

Wells, R.S. and J.G. Gannon. 2005. Release and follow-up monitoring of rehabilitated rough-toothed dolphins. Pp. 4-18 In: C.A. Manire and R.S. Wells, Rough-toothed Dolphin Rehabilitation and Post-release Monitoring. Final Report for J.H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program. Award No. (FL) #2005-0162-001.

Wells, R.S. 2005. Report to the Marine Mammal Commission on the Small Cetacean Electronic Tag Attachment Workshop, June 11-12, 2003, Sarasota Florida. Purchase Order No. T03326587.

Hall, A., Wells, R.S., Stott, J., Wilson, J., Aguilar, A., Borrell, A., Tornero, V., Donovan, G.P., O’Hara, T., Rowles, T., Siebert, U., Bjørge, A. and Reijnders, P.J.H. 2004. Biomarkers of contaminant exposure and relationships with blubber contaminant levels in bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus. International Whaling Commission Report SC/56/E15.

Schwacke, L., Hall, A., Wells, R., Bossart, G., Hohn, A., Fair, P., Kucklick, J., Rosel, P., and Rowles, T. 2004. A 5-year plan for health and risk assessment for bottlenose dolphin populations along the southeast U.S. coast. International Whaling Commission Report SC/56/E20.

Tornero, V., Aguilar, A., Borrell, A., Forcada, J., Wells, R.S., and Reijnders, P.J.H. 2004. Effect of organochlorine pollutants and individual biological traits on retinoid blubber concentrations in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). International Whaling Commission Report SC/56/E16.

Wells, R.S., Tornero, V., Borrell, A., Aguilar, A., Rowles, T.K., Rhinehart, H., Hofmann, S., Jarman, W., Hohn, A., Sweeney, J. 2004. Integrating life history and reproductive success data to examine potential relationships with organochlorine compounds for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. International Whaling Commission Report SC/56/E19.

Wilson, J. Wells, R.S., Aguilar, A., Borrell, A., Tornero, V., and Reijnders, P.J.H. 2004. Relationship between contaminants and immunohistochemistry CYP1A expression in upper and lower dermis tissue of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus. International Whaling Commission Report SC/56/E17.

Nowacek, D.P., K.C. Buckstaff, M.P. Johnson, and R.S. Wells. 2001. Transmission loss of vessel noise in manatee environments. Final contract report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Contract No. 99023. 22 pp. Mote Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 721.

Nowacek, S.M., D.P. Nowacek, M.P. Johnson, K.A. Shorter, J.A. Powell and R.S. Wells. 2002. Manatee behavioral responses to vessel approaches: Results of digital acoustic data logger tagging of manatees in Belize. Final contract report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Contract No. 01078. Mote Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 847.

Nowacek, S.M., D.P. Nowacek, M.P. Johnson, and R.S. Wells. 2001. Manatee behavioral responses to vessel approaches: Results of digital acoustic data logger tagging of manatees in Belize. Final contract report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Contract No. 00127. 81 pp. Mote Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 775.

Nowacek, S.M., R.S. Wells, D.P. Nowacek, E.C.G. Owen, T.R. Speakman, and R.O. Flamm. 2000. Manatee behavioral responses to vessel approaches. Final contract report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Contract No. 99023. 12 pp. + 3 appendices. Mote Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 742.

Pabst, D.A., W.A. McLellan, A.J. Read, R.S. Wells, and A.S. Friedlaender. 2000. Conservation plan for the Atlantic coastal stock complex of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Draft report to National Marine Fisheries Service.

Waring, G.T., J.M. Quintal, S.L. Swartz, N.B. Barros, P.J. Clapham, T.V.N. Cole, C.P. Fairfield, L.J. Hansen, K.D. Mullin, D.K. Odell, D.L. Palka, M.J. Rossman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, R.S. Wells, and C. Yeung. 2000. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments – 2000. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-NE-162.

Wells, R.S. 2000. Reproduction in wild bottlenose dolphins: Overview of patterns observed during a long-term study. Pp. 57-74 In: D. Duffield and T. Robeck, eds., Bottlenose Dolphin Reproduction Workshop Report. AZA Mar. Mammal Taxon Advisory Group, Silver Springs, MD.

Bassos-Hull, K. and R.S. Wells. 1999. Dolphins: Bottlenose dolphins: Experimental return to the wild of two bottlenose dolphins, Florida, USA. IUCN Reintroduction News 18: 22-23.

Fazioli, K. L. and R. S. Wells. 1999. Stock structure of coastal bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, near Sarasota, Florida. Final Contract Report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, FL. Contr. No. 40-WCNF701806. 27 pp + 5 tables, 23 figures, 3 appendices.

Waring, G.T., D.L. Palka, P.J. Clapham, S.L. Swartz, M. Rossman, T. Cole, L.J. Hansen, K.D. Bisack, K. Mullin, R.S. Wells, D.K. Odell and N.B. Barros. 1999. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments – 1999. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-NE-153.

Wells, R.S., S.M. Nowacek and R O. Flamm. 1999. Manatee behavioral responses to vessel approaches. Final Contract report for Contract No. MR-277, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Petersburg, FL. 9 pp. Mote Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 748.

Bassos-Hull, K., R.S. Wells and K.W. Urian and 1998. Low-level monitoring of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida. Pp. 163-170 In: S.F. Treat (ed.), Proceedings: Charlotte Harbor Public Conference and Technical Symposium: March 1997. Published by the South Florida Water Management District and the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, 4980 Bayline Drive, 4th Floor, North Fort Myers, FL 33917.

Doty-Wilkin, S.M., E.A. Forys, J.E. Reynolds, III, K.W. Urian, and R.S. Wells. 1998. Analysis using GIS of home range characteristics and habitat use by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Boca Ciega Bay , Florida, and surrounding water. Pp. 61-67 10 in S.A. Rommel, J.E. Reynolds, III, and R.S. Wells (eds), Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Atlantic Coastal Dolphin Conference, May 1-3, 1998, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida. 120 pp.

Nowacek, S.M. and R.S. Wells. 1998. Evaluation of the potential impacts of boat use on a resident community of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near Sarasota, Florida. Pp. 94-10 in S.A. Rommel, J.E. Reynolds, III, and R.S. Wells (eds), Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Atlantic Coastal Dolphin Conference, May 1-3, 1998, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida. 120 pp.

Rommel, S.A., J.E. Reynolds, III and R.S. Wells (eds.). 1998. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Atlantic Coastal Dolphin Conference, May 1-3, 1998, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida. 120 pp.

Wells, R. S. 1998. Photogrammetry and identification services for manatees. Final Report to Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Contract No. MR-223.

Gorzelany, J.F., D. Nowacek, J. Koelsch and R.S. Wells. 1997. Use of a tethered airship for monitoring of manatees and boat activity in Sarasota County: A feasibility study. Final Contract Report to Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Read, A.J., A.J. Westgate, R.S. Wells, D.M. Waples, B.M. Allen, M.D. Scott and A.A. Hohn. 1997. Testing attachment techniques for satellite transmitters on bottlenose dolphins near Sarasota, Florida. Contract Rept. to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Beaufort Laboratory. Contr. No. 40ETNF700036.

Urian, K.W., K. Bassos-Hull and R.S. Wells. 1997. Low level monitoring of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Pp. 79-86 In: S.F. Treat (ed.), Proceedings: Tampa Bay Scientific Information Symposium 3; Applying Our Knowledge. Tampa Bay National Estuary Program.

Wells, R.S., M.K. Bassos, K.W. Urian, S.H. Shane, E.C.G. Owen, C.F. Weiss, W.J. Carr and M.D. Scott. 1997. Low-level monitoring of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Pine Island Sound, Florida: 1996. Final Contract Report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, FL. Contr. No. 40-WCNF601958. 86 pp.

Hansen, L.J., and R.S. Wells. 1996. Bottlenose dolphin health assessment: Field report on sampling near Beaufort, North Carolina, during July, 1995. NOAA Tech. Mem. NMFS-SEFSC-382, 24 pp.

Read, A.J., A.J. Westgate, K.W. Urian, R.S. Wells, B.M. Allen and W.J. Carr. 1996. Monitoring movements and health status of bottlenose dolphins in Beaufort, NC using radio telemetry. Final contract report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Charleston, SC. Contract No. 40-GENF-500160. 37 pp.

Urian, K.W. and R.S. Wells. 1996. Bottlenose dolphin photo-identification workshop. Final contract report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Charleston, SC. Contract No. 40-EUNF-500587. NMFS Technical Memo. NMFS-SEFSC-393. 91 pp.

Wells, R.S., M.K. Bassos, K.W. Urian, W.J. Carr and M.D. Scott. 1996. Low-level monitoring of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida: 1990-1994. NOAA Tech. Mem. NMFS-SEFSC-384, 36 pp. + 8 Tables, 10 Figures, and 5 Appendices.

Wells, R.S., K.W. Urian, A.J. Read, M.K. Bassos, W.J. Carr and M.D. Scott. 1996. Low-level monitoring of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Tampa Bay, Florida: 1988-1993. NOAA Tech. Mem. NMFS-SEFSC-385, 25 pp. + 6 Tables, 8 Figures, and 4 Appendices.

Read, A.J., R.S. Wells, H.L. Rhinehart and M.D. Scott. 1994. A review of techniques for the positive identification of captive marine mammals. Final contract report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources, Silver Spring, MD. Contr. No. 40AANF304750. 15 pp.

Wells, R.S. 1994. Determination of bottlenose dolphin stock discreteness: Application of a combined behavioral and genetic approach. Pp. 16-20 In: K.R. Wang, P.M. Payne, and V.G. Thayer (compilers), Coastal Stock(s) of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin: Status Review and Management. Proceedings and Recommendations from a Workshop held in Beaufort, NC, 13-14 September 1993. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-4. 120 pp.

Wells, R.S. 1994. Progress Report: Bottlenose dolphin health assessment workshop. Contract report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, FL. 11 pp.

Bassos, M.K. and R.S. Wells. 1993. Effect of pool size/shape on the behavior of bottlenose dolphins. Final contract report to US Dept. of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Hyattsville, MD, Contract No. 43-57GS-3-C4854. 8 pp.

Tyack, P.L., A.J. Read, T. Spradlin, T. Howald and R.S. Wells. 1993. Experimental playback of low frequency noise to bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, near Sarasota, Florida. Final Report to Office of Naval Research, Grant No. N00014-92-J-1843. 25 pp.

Urian, K.W. and R.S. Wells. 1993. Identification of stranded bottlenose dolphins from the central west coast of Florida: 1991-1992. Contract Report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center. Contract No. 40GENF200613. 4pp.

Rhinehart, H.R., R.S. Wells, F.I. Townsend, J.C. Sweeney and D.R. Casper. 1992. Blood profiles of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins from the central west coast of Florida: 1991-1992. Contract Rept. to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center. Contract No. 40-WCNF-006083. 17 pp.

Rhinehart, H.R., R.S. Wells, F.I. Townsend, J.C. Sweeney and D.R. Casper. 1991. Blood profiles of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins from the central west coast of Florida. Contract Rept. to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center. Contr. No. 40-WCNF-003060. 13 pp.

Wells, R.S. and S. Montgomery (eds.). 1991. Final Report of a Workshop to Develop a Recommended Study Design for Evaluating the Relative Risks and Benefits of Swim-With-The-Dolphin Programs. Marine Mammal Commission Report to National Marine Fisheries Service.

Duffield, D.A. and R.S. Wells. 1986. Population structure of bottlenose dolphins: Genetic studies of bottlenose dolphins along the central west coast of Florida. Contract Rept. to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center. Contract No. 45-WCNF-5-00366. 10 pp.

Wells, R.S. 1986. Population structure of bottlenose dolphins: Behavioral studies of bottlenose dolphins along the central west coast of Florida. Contract Rept. to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center. Contr. No. 45-WCNF-5-00366. 70 pp.

Shane, S.H., R.S. Wells, B. Würsig and D.K. Odell. 1982. Behavior and ecology of the bottlenose dolphin: a review. Contract Report to University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park, Mississippi, 71 pp.

Wells, R.S., B.G. Würsig and K.S. Norris. 1981. A survey of the marine mammals, including Phocoena sinus, of the upper Gulf of California. NTIS PB-81-168-791, 51 pp.

Wells, R.S., M.D. Scott, A.B. Irvine and P.T. Page. 1981. Observations during 1980 of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, marked during 1970-1976, on the west coast of Florida. Contract Report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Contr. No. NA-80-GA-A-196, 29 pp.

Wells, R.S., B.G. Würsig and K.S. Norris. 1981. Un reconocimiento de los mamiferos marinos en el alto Golfo de California, Mexico. Proc. 6th International Meeting for the Study of Marine Mammals of the Peninsula of Baja California; La Paz, Baja Cal. Sur, Mexico, 10-12 Feb. 1981.

Irvine, A.B., M.D. Scott, R.S. Wells, J.H. Kaufmann and W.E. Evans. 1979. A study of the activities and movements of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, including an evaluation of tagging techniques. NTIS PB-298-042, 54 pp.

Popular and Semi-Popular Articles, Book Reviews, Educational Films and Videos

MacGillivray Freeman Films. 2000. Dolphins. Consultant for IMAX documentary (Oscar-nominated)

Wells, R.S. 2000. Reproduction and mating. Pp. 98 In: Dolphins. National Geographic Society. Washington, DC.

Wells, R.S. 1999. Sarasota Dolphin Research Program enters 30th year. Mote News 44(3):8-10.

Wells, R.S. 1999. Human interactions with Florida’s marine mammals. Videotape produced for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (15 min)

Wells, R.S. 1999. Mote scientists complete first year of state-funded manatee research and education program. Mote News 44(1):14-15.

Wells, R.S. 1998. Of what value is a whale and dolphin hospital? Mote News 43(1):12-13.

Wells, R.S. 1993. Why all the blubbering? BISON Brookfield Zoo. 7(2):12-17.

Wells, R.S. 1991. Bringing up baby. Natural History Magazine. August 1991: 56-62.

Wells, R.S. 1990. Return to the wild: Completion of a "dolphin sabbatical." J. American Cetacean Society, Whalewatcher, Winter 1989:3-5.

Wells, R.S. 1989. Secrets of a high society. National Wildlife, August-September 1989:38-44.

Wells, R.S. 1987. Book Review: The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins. Marine Mammal Science 3(1):93-94.

Wells, R.S. 1985. Bottlenose dolphin social behavior: Longterm research in a natural laboratory. J. American Cetacean Society, Whalewatcher 19(4):3-6.

Würsig, B. and R.S. Wells. 1984. School life of the spinner dolphin. Pp. 192-193 In: Macdonald, D. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Mammals. London: Equinox-Oxford Ltd., 895 pp.

Wells, R.S. 1982. Dolphins in the wild. Earthwatch, Fall Edit.:14-15.

Presentations at Professional Meetings

Bazúa- Durán, C., V. Vergara and S. Dussán-Duque. 2009. We are not silent! Sotalia guianensis calls are mainly ultrasonic. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, 2009, Quebec City. (spoken)

Berens McCabe, E., D.P. Gannon, N.B. Barros, and R.S. Wells. 2009. Prey selection in a resident common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) community in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (poster)

Bordino, P., R.S. Wells, and M.A. Stamper. 2009. Diving and social patterns of Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) in Bahia San Blas, Argentina. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Burdett, L.G., R.S. Wells, J.D. Adams, and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. Longitudinal photographic and cross-sectional health assessment data to estimate lobomycosis prevalence and lesion growth rates for common bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida, USA. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Burdett, L.G., Wells, R.S., Adams, J.D., Rotstein, D.S., Rowles, T.K., McLellan, W.A., Pabst, D.A., and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as a model species to study infectious disease: Lacaziosis (Lacazia loboi). NOAA’s Ocean and Human Health Initiative Principal Investigator’s Meeting. Seattle, WA. October 5-8, 2009. (poster)

Burdett, L.G., Wells, R.S., Adams, J.D., Rotstein, D.S., and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. The use of longitudinal photo-identification data to quantify the progression of a skin disease, Lacaziosis (Lacazia loboi), in a wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Hollings Marine Laboratory Research Symposium. Summer 2009. (poster)

Burdett, L.G., Wells, R.S., Adams, J.D., Rotstein, D.S., and L.H. Schwacke. 2009. 19 years of Lobomycosis: A quantitative analysis of Lobomycosis progression in a wild, bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium. Wilmington, NC. April 3-5, 2009. (spoken)

Fauquier, D. 2009. Red tide toxin levels in blood and tissues of naturally exposed sea birds from central west Florida. EPA Star Fellowship Conference, September 2009, Washington D.C.

Fauquier, D. 2009. Brevetoxin induced morbidity and mortality in stranded sea turtles and sea birds in Florida. Wildlife Diseases Association Conference, August 2009, Washington.

Gridley, T., P. Berggren, O.J. Boisseau, T, Morisaka, V.G. Cockcroft, M. Lemon Blewitt, L.S. Sayigh, and V.M. Janik. 2009. Population level variation in wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) signature whistle types. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Janik, V.M., L.S. Sayigh, and R.S. Wells. 2009. How do bottlenose dolphins react to hearing a copy of their own signature whistle? 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Janik, V.M. 2009. Communication skills and population differences in the social behaviour of bottlenose dolphins. European Science Foundation Conference “Social genes, social brains and social minds”. Budapest, Hungary. 13-16 May 2009.

King, S.L., V.M. Janik, L.S. Sayigh, V.B. Deecke, and R.S. Wells. 2009. A method of identifying signature whistle types from field recordings of wild, unrestrained bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

King, S. L., V. M. Janik, L. S. Sayigh, R. S. Wells and V. B. Deecke. 2009. A method of identifying signature whistle types from field recordings of wild, unrestrained bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Spoken presentation at the UK Student Regional Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, February 2009.

Kucklick J.R. 2009. Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs): Job security for environmental chemists. Hollings Marine Laboratory Research Symposium, Charleston, SC

Kucklick J.R, J.M. Keller, S.S. Vander Pol and J.E. Yordy. 2009. Current-use flame retardants in NIST Reference Materials and environmental samples. BFR 2009 the 11th Annual Workshop on Brominated Flame Retardants, Ottawa, Canada

Kucklick J.R, R. Day, A. Guichard, and S.S. Christopher. 2009. NIST contributions to monitoring in coastal Georgia. Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Symposium, Sapelo, Island, GA.

Lane, S.M., B.C. Balmer, K.H. Sparks, T.R. Speakman, E.S. Zolman, R.C. George, and L. H. Schwacke. 2009. Reproductive success of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along two regions of the Georgia coast, USA; a highly polluted site near Brunswick, Georgia and an adjacent reference site near Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (poster)

McHugh, K.A. and R.S. Wells. 2009. Social and behavioral development of free-ranging juvenile bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

McHugh, K.A. 2009. Social and behavioral development of free-ranging juvenile bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Allee Competition Session, 46th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, 22-26 June 2009, Pirenopolis, Brazil.

Perrtree, R.M., K. Bassos-Hull, J. Koelsch, and R.S. Wells. 2009. Angler interactions with bottlenose dolphins at the South Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier and impacts of an educational campaign. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Powell, J.R. and R.S. Wells. 2009. Depredation and angler interactions involving bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Powell, J.R. 2009. Depredation and angler interactions involving bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 3-5 April 2009, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Shippee, S., R.S. Wells, and C. Pabody. 2009. Preliminary assessment of interactions between bottlenose dolphins and sport fishing in northwest Florida and Alabama. 37th Annual IMATA Conference, 2-6 Nov 2009, Atlanta, GA.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Potential impacts of climate change on inshore dolphins. Keynote address: ColacMarCuba 2009. 26-30 October, Havana, Cuba.

Wells, R.S. and B.D. Smith. 2009. Impacts of global climate change on inshore dolphins. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 October, Quebec City. (spoken)

Wells, R.S., J.B. Allen, S. Hofmann, K. Bassos-Hull, D.A. Fauquier, N.B. Barros, R.E. DeLynn, G. Hurst, V. Socha and M.D. Scott. 2009. Consequences of injuries on survival and reproduction of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. NMFS Southeast Region Biennial Stranding Meeting, 2-4 September 2009, St. Augustine, FL. Invited presentation.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Dolphin research and conservation. Conference on Cuba-México-US Collaboration in Marine Sciences and Conservation, 18-19 March 2009, Veracruz, México.

Wells, R.S. 2009. How might coastal dolphins be impacted by climate change? Invited keynote presentation. 23rd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2-4 March 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

Wells, R.S. 2009. How can long-term, multi-faceted research benefit behavioral studies of cetaceans? Invited presentation, Student Workshop. 23rd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2-4 March 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

Wells, R.S. 2009. Small cetaceans and climate change in shallow habitats. International Whaling Commission Second Workshop on Climate Change and Cetaceans, 21-25 February 2009, Siena, Italy. SC/F09/CC6, 15 pp.

Wells, R.S. and D. Mann. 2009. Sarasota Dolphin Research Program: 38 years of study of a resident bottlenose dolphin population. Population Consequences of Acoustic Disturbance to Marine Mammals, ONR Workshop, 23 February 2009, Arlington VA. (presented by Mann)

Yordy, J., M. Mollenhauer, R. Wilson, R.S. Wells, A. Hohn, J. Sweeney, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles, J.R. Kucklick, and M. Peden-Adams. 2009. Complex contaminant exposure in cetaceans: A comparative E-SCREEN analysis of dolphin blubber and mixtures of four persistent organic pollutants. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 30th Annual Meeting. November 19-23, 2009, New Orleans, LA.

Balmer, B.C., R.S. Wells, S.M. Lane, L.H. Schwacke, T.R. Speakman, E.S. Zolman, W.A. McLellan, R.C. George and D.A. Pabst. 2008. A plan to monitor abundance, site-fidelity, and habitat utilization patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near a National Priority List (NPL) polluted site and an adjacent pristine reference site in Georgia. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 28-30 March, Charleston, SC. (poster)

Burdett, L.G, D.S. Rotstein, T.K. Rowles, L.H. Schwacke, F.I. Townsend, R.S. Wells and D.G. Hoel. 2008. A visual assessment tool to evaluate skin diseases in wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations: A proposed methodology. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 28-30 March, Charleston, SC. (poster)

Camilleri, S.A. 2008. Effects of red tide on the occurence of fish calling. American Fisheries Society, Florida Chapter Meeting, 19-21 February 2008, Altoona, FL.

Dussán-Duque, S., P.S. Hammond and R. S Wells. 2008. Estar o no estar?: Decisiones diarias de Sotalia guianensis, en el Sur del Golfo de Morrosquillo, Colombia. XIII Reunión de Trabajo de Especialistas en Mamíferos Acuáticos de América del Sur. 13-17 de Octubre 2008, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Harms, C.A., R.G. Maggi, E.B. Breitschwerdt, C.L. Clemons-Chevis, M. Solangi, P.A. Fair, L.J. Hansen, A.A. Hohn, G.G. Lovewell, W.A. McLellan, D.A. Pabst, T.K. Rowles, L.H. Schwacke, F.I. Townsend and R.S. Wells. 2008. Bartonella species detection in captive and stranded versus healthy free-ranging dolphins and porpoises in the southeastern United States. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 28-30 March, Charleston, SC.

Janik, V.M. 2008. Studying dolphin communication. SMRU Acoustics Workshop, University of St. Andrews, UK, 21-22 January 2008.

Janik, V.M. 2008. Learning, reference and hierarchical structure in cetacean communication. Invited talk at the 3rd HOPE International Symposium on the origins of human evolution, Tokyo, Japan, 15-18 November 2008.

Kucklick, J., A. Guichard, J. Yordy, J. Litz, R. Wells, B. Balmer, A. Hohn, E. Zolman, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles, L. Hansen, C. Berry and P. Rosel. 2008. Concentrations and patterns of lipophilic pollutants in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) as a function of geographical scale and implications to dolphin health. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 28-30 March, Charleston, SC. (poster)

Kucklick, J., A. Guichard, J. Yordy, J. Litz, R. Wells, B. Balmer, A. Hohn, E. Zolman, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles, L. Hansen, C. Berrie and P. Rosel. 2008. Concentrations and patterns of lipophilic pollutants in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) as a function of geographical scale and implications to dolphin health. 27th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants, Tokyo, Japan

Mancia, A., G.W. Warr, J. Almeida, R.S. Wells, A. Veloso and R.W. Chapman. 2008. Location, location, location… or what can the transcriptome tell us about populations of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus? Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 28-30 March, Charleston, SC.

McHugh, K.A., S. Hofmann, J.B. Allen, M.D. Scott and R.S. Wells. 2008. Factors influencing variation in age at independence for free-ranging bottlenose dolphin calves in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 28-30 March, Charleston, SC.

Powell, J.R., R.S. Wells and D. Mann. 2008. Depredation and fishing interactions involving bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 28-30 March, Charleston, SC.

Powell, J.R., D. Mann and R.S. Wells. 2008. Passive acoustics as a method for monitoring bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) presence at a fishing pier. 2nd International Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals, 12-15 August, Corvallis, Oregon.

Powell, J.R., R.S. Wells, R. Perrtree and K. Bassos-Hull. 2008. Outreach tools to minimize human impacts on wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Florida. International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association Conference, 10-14 November, Cancun, Mexico. (First place award for Conservation/Education and first-time presenter)

Sayigh, L., V. Janik and R. Wells. 2008. Bottlenose dolphins do not use voice cues to recognize whistles of other dolphins. Spoken presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals, Corvallis, Oregon, 12-15 August 2008.

Sayigh, L. 2008. Bottlenose dolphin signature whistles. SMRU Acoustics Workshop, University of St. Andrews, UK, 21-22 January 2008.

Shippee, S. 2008. Assessment of depredation by bottlenose dolphins in the Northwest Florida and Alabama sport fishery. Poster Presentation at the MASGC Bays and Bayous Conference, Biloxi, MS, 28-29 Oct. 2008.

Shippee, S. 2008. High-flyers vs Low-riders: a performance analysis of radio tag attachments on bottlenose dolphins. SEAMAMMS Conference, Charleston SC, 28-30 Mar 2008. “Best PhD Poster” award.

Wells, R.S., J.B. Allen, S. Hofmann, K. Bassos-Hull, D.A. Fauquier, N.B. Barros, R.E. DeLynn, G. Hurst, V. Socha and M.D. Scott. 2008. Re-capture history (fate) of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay post-injury. Joint Scientific Review Group Meeting, Monterey, CA, 8-9 January 2008.

Yordy, J., R. Wells, W.A. McLellan, D.A. Pabst, A. Guichard, B. Balmer, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles and J. Kucklick. 2008. Organohalogen contaminant exposure in wild bottlenose dolphins: Combined influences of bioaccumulation, life history and tissue distribution. 29th Annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Tampa, FL, November 16-21.

Yordy, J., R.Wells, B. Balmer, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles and J. Kucklick. 2008. Distribution of organohalogen contaminants between blubber and blood in wild bottlenose dolphins: Implications for biomonitoring and health. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 28-30 March, Charleston, SC. (Best PhD student presentation award)

Barros, N.B., J.G. Gannon and R.S. Wells. 2007. Combining long-term photo-identification and stranding data from west-central Florida, USA, resident bottlenose dolphins: a synergistic approach with implications for ecological studies. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Barros, N.B. 2007. Trophic ecology of bottlenose dolphins from west Florida: insights from long-term studies. Michigan State University. Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program Seminar Series. 7 November 2007.

Bordino, P., R.S. Wells and A.M. Stamper. 2007. Site fidelity of Franciscana dolphins Pontoporia blainvillei off Argentina. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Dunshea, G., S. Jarman, M. Hindell, R.S. Wells, D. Duffield and N. Gales. 2007. Telomeres of cetaceans and pinnipeds: initial experimental genomic characterization and examination of age related dynamics. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Fauquier, D., N. Barros, L. Flewelling, V. Socha, R. Pierce, J. Gannon, M. Kinsel, M. Stolen,, J. Landsberg, and R.S. Wells. 2007. Brevetoxin induced mortality in stranded dolphins from central west Florida during 2005 and 2006. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Gannon, J.G., J.B. Allen, D.P. Gannon, E.J. Berens, S.Hofmann, and R.S. Wells. 2007. Effects of harmful algal blooms on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): changes in distribution and behavior. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Gannon, D.P., A.S. Friedlaender, J.G. Gannon, E.J. Berens, J.B. Allen, S. Hofmann and R.S. Wells. 2007. Seeing the forest for the trees: comparing patterns of habitat selection at the level of the population and of the individual for bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Gannon, D.P., A.S. Friedlaender, J.G. Gannon, E.J. Berens, J.B. Allen, S. Hofmann, and R.S. Wells. 2007. Seeing the forest for the trees: comparing patterns of habitat selection at the level of the population and of the individual for bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, Duke University Marine Laboratory.

Gannon, J. G., R. S. Wells, J. B. Allen, D. P. Gannon, E. J. Berens, S. Hofmann. 2007. Effects of harmful algal blooms on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): changes in distribution and behavior. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, 16-18 March, Beaufort, N.C.

Gridley, T., N. Quick, L. Sayigh, and V. M. Janik. 2007. Signature whistle type diversity in captive and wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa. (poster)

Kucklick J.R., A. Guichard, J. Yordy, J. Litz, R. Wells, B. Balmer, A. Hohn, E. Zolman, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles, L. Hansen, C. Berrie and P. Rosel. 2007. Concentrations and patterns of lipophilic pollutants in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) as a function of geographical scale and implications to dolphin health. 28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Milwaukee, WI, November 11-14.

Kucklick, J.R., A. Guichard, J. Yordy, J. Litz, R.Wells B. Balmer, A. Hohn, E. Zolman, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles, L. Hansen, C. Berrie and P. Rosel. 2007. Concentrations and patterns of lipophilic pollutants in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) as a function of geographical scale and implications to dolphin health. 27th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants. Tokyo, Japan.

McHugh, K.A., S. Hofmann, J.B. Allen, M.D. Scott, and R.S. Wells. 2007. Factors influencing variation in age at independence for free-ranging bottlenose dolphin calves in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

McHugh, K.A. and R.S. Wells. 2007. Red tide effects on juvenile bottlenose dolphin behavior in Sarasota Bay, FL. 44th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, 21-26 July 2007, Burlington, VT.

McHugh, K.A. and R.S. Wells. 2007. Red tide effects on juvenile bottlenose dolphin behavior in Sarasota Bay, FL. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammals Symposium, March 2007, Beaufort, NC.

Quintana-Rizzo, E. and R.S. Wells. 2007. The definition of a group in species with fluid relationships: the case of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa. (poster)

Quintana-Rizzo, E., D. Mann and R. Wells. 2007. Rango de comunicacion de los sonidos sociales de los delfines nariz de botella (Tursiops truncatus). Tercer Congreso de la Comisión Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Converciencia. Julio 24-27, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

Quintana-Rizzo, E. 2007. Manatí Antillano (Trichechus manatus) en el Caribe y métodos de estudio. Primer Taller Trinacional para la Conservación del Manatí Antillano. Abril 16-18, Tortuguero, Costa Rica.

Sayigh, L.S., R.S. Wells and V.M. Janik. 2007. Signature whistle development in bottlenose dolphins. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sayigh, L., H.C. Esch, J. Blum, and R. Wells. 2007. Whistles as potential indicators of stress in bottlenose dolphins. 21st Conference of the European Cetacean Society, San Sebastian, Spain, 23-25 April 2007. (poster)

Simard, P. and D. Mann. 2007. Automatic detection of dolphin vocalizations using DPASS (Dolphin Passive Acoustic Surveillance System). 30th International Ethology Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada, August 2007.

Simard, P., R.S. Wells, J.B. Allen, M. Cook and D. Mann. 2007. Boat-based visual surveys and acoustic detection using manual methods and automatic recognition software: results from bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota, Florida. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Wells, R.S., S. Hofmann, J.B. Allen, K.W.Urian, K. Bassos-Hull, S.M. Nowacek, J.G. Gannon, N.B. Barros, D.A. Fauquier, M.D. Scott and R.C. Lacy. 2007. Impacts of human activities and natural events on the abundance and vital rates of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 2007. Long-term studies of bottlenose dolphins: an assessment of costs and benefits. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Wells, R.S. and J.B. Allen. 2007. Consequences of injuries on survival and reproduction of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. NMFS Serious Injury Technical Workshop, 10-12 September 2007, Seattle, WA.

West, K.L., R. Shah, O.T. Oftedal, R.S. Wells, D.P. Costa, and M.B. Kretzmann. 2007. Milk composition and calf growth in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota Bay, Florida. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 29 November – 3 December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Yordy, J., R. Wells, A. Guichard, B. Balmer, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles and J. Kucklick. 2007. Shift of PBDE mixtures within a coastal bottlenose dolphin population in relation to life history and dietary exposure. 28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Milwaukee, WI, November 11-14.

Barros, N.B., P. Ostrom, C. Stricker and R. Wells. 2006. Bottlenose dolphin population differentiation and trophic studies using carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur stable isotopes and stomach content analyses. Defenders of Wildlife’s Carnivores 2006. St. Petersburg, FL, 12-15 November 2006.

Bernasconi, M., S. Dussán-Duque, L. Di Iorio, and A. Passerini. 2006. Comportamiento vocal de Sotalia. Marino (Sotalia guianensis) en el Golfo de Morrosquillo, Colombia. Workshop on the Research and Conservation of the Genus Sotalia. June 19-23, 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Berens, E. and D.P. Gannon. 2006. Effects of Red Tide on the availability of prey for bottlenose dolphins. Oral presentation, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Carlson, S.L., V. Cornish, L. Engleby, K. Thoms, K. Wells, T. Spradlin and R. Wells. 2006. Feeding and harassment of wild bottlenose dolphins in the Southeastern Region: Overview of activities of concern and mitigation efforts. Defenders of Wildlife’s Carnivores 2006. St. Petersburg, FL, 12-15 November 2006.

Dunshea G. 2006. A generic system of DNA-based dietary analysis for most carnivora, odontoceti and microchiroptera mammals and a framework for development in other predatory groups. Defenders of Wildlife’s Carnivores 2006. St. Petersburg, FL, 12-15 November 2006.

Dunshea G., S. Jarman, R. Casper, M. Hindell, N. Gales and N. Barros. 2006. Molecular scatology as a tool for investigating cetacean diet: development, assessment and application of DNA-based diet investigation methods for Bottlenose Dolphins. Defenders of Wildlife’s Carnivores 2006. St. Petersburg, FL, 12-15 November 2006.

Dunshea G., N. Gales, S. Jarman and M. Hindell. 2006. Minimally-invasive ecological diagnostic techniques for marine mammals: Development and application of DNA-based methods. Department of Environment and Heritage National Whale and Dolphin Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Dussán-Duque, S., R.S. Wells, and K. Bassos-Hull. 2006. Distribución, uso de hábitat y abundancia de Sotalia guianansis en el Golfo de Morrosquillo, Colombia. Workshop on Research and Conservation of the Genus Sotalia, Armacao dos Búzios, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 19-23 June 2006.

Flores, P.A.C., D.A. Duffield, P.C. Simões-Lopes, and R.S. Wells. 2006. A technique for extracting DNA from teeth of Sotalia. Workshop on Research and Conservation of the Genus Sotalia, Armacao dos Búzios, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 19-23 June 2006.

Flores, P.A.C., D.A. Duffield, P.C. Simões-Lopes, and R.S. Wells. 2006. Lack of genetic variability in a small, resident population of marine tucuxi. Workshop on Research and Conservation of the Genus Sotalia, Armacao dos Búzios, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 19-23 June 2006.

Gannon, D.P., J. Allen, E. Berens, D. Fauquier, J. Gannon and R. Wells. 2006. Role of ecological disturbance in the foraging ecology of coastal bottlenose dolphins. Defenders of Wildlife’s Carnivores 2006. St. Petersburg, FL, 12-15 November 2006.

Mann, D. A. 2006. Passive Acoustic Sensing. Florida Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (COOS) Caucus Meeting, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL, USA, April 2006.

Quintana-Rizzo, E., D.A. Mann, and R.S. Wells. 2006. Estimacion del rango de comunicacion de los sonidos sociales usados por los delfines nariz de botella (Tursiops truncatus). X Congreso de la Sociedad Mesoamericana para par Biologia y la Conservacion. Antigua Guatemala Oct 29 - Nov 3.

Wells, R.S., K. Bassos-Hull, J. Allen, N. Barros, D. Fauquier, J. Gannon and R. Lacy. 2006. Impacts of human activities on a long-term resident community of bottlenose dolphins on Florida’s west coast. Defenders of Wildlife’s Carnivores 2006. St. Petersburg, FL, 12-15 November 2006.

Wells, R.S. and N.B. Barros. 2006. The combined application of photographic identification and genetic sampling to understanding population structure and dynamics of small cetaceans. Workshop on Research and Conservation of the Genus Sotalia, Armacao dos Búzios, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 19-23 June 2006.

Wells, R.S. 2006. CZS Dolphin Conservation Program: Conservation activities involving Austral and Neotropical America. Analysis of the Technical Capacity for Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean Workshop. Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, Illinois, 19-21 June 2006.

Wells, R.S. 2006. Follow-up monitoring as an integral component of cetacean rehabilitation programs. Keynote Address. Southeast Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network Biennial Conference. May 3-5, 20006. Panama City, FL.

Yordy J., R. Wells, B. Balmer, L. Schwacke, T. Rowles, and J. Kucklick. 2006. Contaminant partitioning between blubber and blood in wild bottlenose dolphins: Implications for biomonitoring. SETAC, Montréal Canada.

Yordy, J., W.A. McLellan, D.A. Pabst, R. Wells, T. Rowles, and J. Kucklick. 2006. Tissue specific exposure to organohalogen contaminants in the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. SETAC, Montréal Canada.

Allen, J.B., S. Hofmann, J.G. Gannon, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Behavior of orphaned bottlenose dolphin calves within a long-term resident community in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Balmer, B.C., R.S. Wells, S.M. Nowacek, W.A. McLellan, T.K. Rowles, and D.A. Pabst. 2005. Short-term ranging patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in and around St. Joseph Bay, Florida, USA. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Barbieri, M.M., W.A. McLellan, R.S. Wells, J.E. Blum, S. Hofmann, and D.A. Pabst. 2005. Physiological and behavioral mechanisms of thermoregulation in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida, U.S.A. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Bassos-Hull, K., C.A. Shepard, S. Schilling, J.B. Allen, J.G. Gannon, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Bottlenose dolphin abundance, distribution, seasonal and long-term site fidelity in the Charlotte Harbor ecosystem on the West Coast of Florida. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Bordino, P. and R.S. Wells. 2005. Radiotracking of Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) in Bahia Samborombon, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Brueggen, M.K., D.P. Gannon, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Effects of bottlenose dolphin sounds on the acoustic behavior of spotted sea trout. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Bryan, C.E , S.J. Christopher, W.C. Davis, R.D. Day, A.A. Hohn, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Establishing baseline trace element concentrations for bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida through non-lethal monitoring of tissues and further exploring mercury levels in relation to life history data. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Cook, M.L.H., R.S. Wells, and D.A. Mann. 2005. Auditory evoked potential (AEP) hearing measurements in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Dussán-Duque, S., R.S. Wells, and K. Bassos-Hull. 2005. Distribution, habitat use and abundance of coastal Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) in the Gulf of Morrosquillo, Colombia. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Esch, H.C., L.S. Sayigh, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Whistles as potential indicators of stress in bottlenose dolphins. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Fauquier, D., M. Kinsel, M. Dailey, G. Hurst, N. Barros, M. Stolen, S. Rommel, R.S. Wells, and F. Gulland. 2005. Assessing the impact of lungworm infection on the health of wild bottlenose dolphins in central west Florida. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Fauquier, D., F. Gulland, S. Fire, L. Flewelling, J. Lansberg, N. Barros, M. Dailey, G. Bossart, D. Duffield, J. Gannon, M. Kinsel, C. Manire, J. Ramsdell, S. Rommel, M. Peterson, L. Schwacke, M. Stolen, R. Pierce and R. Wells. 2005. Assessing the impact of lungworm infection and red tide intoxication on the health of wild bottlenose dolphin populations. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference II. Gainesville, FL. 7-10 April.

Fauquier, D.A., G.E. Hurst, N.B. Barros, J.D. Grimes, J. Gannon, L. Schwacke, M. Stolen, T. P. Lipscomb, M.J. Kinsel and R.S. Wells. Causes of mortality in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) stranded along central west Florida from 1985 – 2004. National Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Conference. Lansdowne, VA. 4-6 April.

Flores, P.A.C., M. Bazzalo, L. Zago, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Evidência de residência individual e ocorrência de lesões epidérmicas em golfinhos Tursiops truncatus na Baía Norte, SC, Brasil. 3rd Brazilian Conference of Mammalogy, 12-16 October 2005, Aracruz, ES, Brazil.

Gannon, D., E. Berens, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Fisheries science for marine mammalogists: Factors to consider when selecting a method for sampling fish populations. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Gannon, J.G., R.S. Wells, and S. Hofmann. 2005. Fine-scale natal philopatry and sex differences of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Houde, M., B.C. Balmer, T.A.D. Bujas, R.S. Wells, A.A. Hohn, J.C. Sweeney, G.D. Bossart, P.A. Fair, K.R. Solomon, and D.C.G. Muir. 2005. Emerging perfluorinated contaminants in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Houde, M., B.C. Balmer, T.A.D. Bujas, R.S. Wells, K.R. Solomon, and D.C.G. Muir. 2005. Perfluorinated alkyl compounds in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins from the Sarasota Bay, Florida, USA and their food web. 15th Annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Lille, France, May 2005.

Houde, M., Bujas, T.A.D., Balmer, B.C., Bossart, G.D., Fair, P.A., Wells, R.S., Solomon, K.R., Muir, D.C.G. 2005. Tissue distribution of perfluorinated alkyl acids in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 15th Annual meeting of SETAC, Lille, France, May 2005

Hurst, G.E., D.A. Fauquier, K. Bassos-Hull, N.B. Barros, C.A. Manire, J.D. Grimes and R.S. Wells. 2005. Fishery-interactions of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in central and southwest Florida. National Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Conference. Lansdowne, VA. 4-6 April.

Janik, V.M., L.S. Sayigh, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Signature whistle shape conveys identity information to bottlenose dolphins. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Karczmarski, L., R.S. Wells, B. Würsig, and S. Gowans. 2005. Social behavior and social evolution in delphinids. 9th International Mammalogical Congress, 31 July – 5 August, Sapporo, Japan.

Klatsky, L., R.S. Wells, and J. Sweeney. 2005. Bermuda’s deep diving dolphins - Movements and dive behavior of offshore bottlenose dolphins in the northwest Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Klatsky, L.J., R.S. Wells, and J.C. Sweeney. 2005. Diving behavior and movement information of offshore bottlenose dolphins near the Bermuda Pedestal. Dolphin Neonatal and Reproduction Symposium. Indianapolis, Indiana. October 8-11, 2005.

Knott, K. V. Woshner, R. Wells, C. Willetto, R. Swor, and T. O’Hara. 2005. Mercury and Selenium: An assessment of contaminant and nutrient interactions in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Arctic Division Annual Meeting in Kodiak, Alaska in September 23-26, 2005.

Kucklick, J., J. Yordy, A. Peck, R.S. Wells, A. Hohn, J. Litz, L. Schwacke, B. Balmer, L. Hansen, E. Zolman, and T. Rowles. 2005. Spatial and temporal trends of brominated flame retardants in dolphins from the western North Atlantic Ocean and eastern Gulf of Mexico. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Kucklick, J.R. Yordy, J.E., Peck, A.M., Wells, R.S., Hohn, A.A., Litz, J., Schwacke, L.H., Balmer, B.C., Hansen, L.J., Zolman, E.S., and Rowles, T.K. 2005. Brominated Flame Retardants In Blubber Collected From Gulf of Mexico and Western North Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Dioxin 2005. Toronto, Canada, August 21, 2005.

Pabst, D.A., W.A. McLellan, S.A. Rommel, M.D. Scott, A.B. Irvine, J.C. Sweeney, R. Stone, A.S. Friedlaender, E.M. Meagher, A.A. Hohn, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Ontogeny of temperature regulation of the testes of male bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): insights from long-term field studies. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Quintana-Rizzo, E., D. Mann, and R.S. Wells. 2005. Communication range of social sounds used by wild bottlenose dolphins during fission-fusion events (Tursiops truncatus). 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Reynolds, III, J.E., D.L. Wetzel, R.S. Wells, and J.M Sprinkel. 2005. Fatty acids in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) milk differ significantly from those in maternal and calf blubber: evidence using a novel analytical approach. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference, 7-10 April 2005, Gainesville, FL.

Sayigh, L.S., V.M. Janik, and R.S. Wells. 2005. What’s in a voice? Cues used by dolphins in individual recognition of signature whistles. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Schwacke, L.H., A.J. Hall, R.S. Wells, L. J. Hansen, A.A. Hohn, J.R. Kucklick, F. Townsend, R. Varela, T.K. Rowles. 2005. A health assessment framework for free-ranging bottlenose dolphins along the southeast U.S. Coast. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Shah, R.S., K.L. West, O.L. Oftedal, R.S. Wells, and J.C. Sweeney. 2005. Milk mineral values in free-ranging and captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Spradlin, T.R., F.M.D. Gulland, R.S. Wells, T.J. Ragen, and T.K. Rowles. 2005. Review of marine mammal unusual mortality events in the United States: 1992-2005. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

West, K.L., O.T. Oftedal, R.S. Wells, D.P. Costa, and M.B. Kretzmann. 2005. Milk composition and calf growth in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Westgate, A.J., E.M. Meagher, W.A. McLellan, R.S. Wells, and D.A. Pabst. 2005. Seasonal differences in skin temperature and heat flux across the dorsal fin of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Wells, R.S. 2005. Bottlenose dolphin social structure near Sarasota Bay, Florida: Insights from 35 years and 4 generations. Kyoto Conference: Delphinid and Primate Social Ecology. 29-30 July, 2005, Kyoto, Japan.

Wells, R.S. 2005. Health assessment of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins: Perspectives from two decades of research. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference II, 7-10 April, Gainesville, FL.

Wells, R.S. 2005. Marine mammal health assessment: Summary of perspectives and opportunities. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference II, 7-10 April, Gainesville, FL.

Wells, R.S. 2005. Working toward more effective use of stranding data. 2005 National Marine Mammal Stranding Network Conference, 3-7 April, Lansdowne, VA.

Wells, R.S. 2005. Approaches to bottlenose dolphin conservation research: Lessons from 35 years of research on Florida’s west coast. International Workshop on the “Proyecto Costa Noroccidental”, Centro de Investigaciones Marinas, Universidad de La Habana, January 11-13, 2005, Havana, Cuba.

Yordy, J., J. Kucklick, R.S. Wells, B. Balmer, B. Swarthout, and T.K. Rowles. 2005. Partitioning of contaminants between blubber, blood and milk in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins: implications for bio-monitoring. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 12-16, 2005, San Diego, CA.

Yordy, J., R.S. Wells, J. Kucklick, T.K. Rowles, B.C. Balmer, J. Keller, and S. Vanderpol. 2005. Maternal Transfer of contaminants via lactation in the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. SEAMAMMS 2005. April 2005. Wilmington, NC

Cook, M., R.S. Wells, and D. Mann. 2004. Hearing thresholds of wild bottlenose dolphins. Acoustical Society of America. Nov 2004.

Gannon, J.G., D.P. Gannon, and R.S. Wells. 2004. Using GIS, relational databases, and application programming to improve ecological sampling design: an example involving bottlenose dolphins and their prey. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium. 26-29 March 2004, Ft. Pierce, Florida, (poster presentation).

Houde, M., T.A.D. Bujas, B.C. Balmer, G.J. Pacepavicius, M. Alaee, G. Bossart, P.A. Fair, R.S. Wells, K.R. Solomon and D.C.G. Muir. 2004. Assessment of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs) in plasma of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. Annual Meeting, Society for Ecotoxicology and Chemistry. Nov. 14-17, Portland, OR. (poster)

Houde, M., T.A.D. Bujas, B.C. Balmer, G. Bossart, P.A. Fair, R.S. Wells, K.R. Solomon and D.C.G. Muir. 2004. Perfluorinated compounds in three free-ranging bottlenose dolphin populations from southeastern U.S. waters. Annual Meeting, Society for Ecotoxicology and Chemistry, Nov. 14-17, Portland, OR. (poster)

Hurst, G.E., D.A. Fauquier, N.B. Barros, K.B. Hull, R.S. Wells, C.A. Manire and J.D. Grimes. 2004. Bottlenose dolphin-fishery interactions in the Charlotte Harbor Estuary: a review and a tale of three survivors. Charlotte Harbor Conference. “Sound Science in 2004”. Sarasota, FL. 5-6 October.

Klatsky, L.J., R.S. Wells, and J.C. Sweeney. 2004. First insights into the distribution and dive behavior of offshore bottlenose dolphins in the deep oceanic waters around Bermuda. Proceedings, 18th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 28-31 March 2004, Kolmården, Sweden.

Reynolds, III, J.E., D.L. Wetzel, and R.S. Wells. 2004. Fatty acids in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) milk differ significantly from those in maternal and calf blubber: evidence using a novel approach. Proceedings, 18th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 28-31 March 2004, Kolmården, Sweden.

Wells, R.S. 2004. Bottlenose dolphin capture techniques, Sarasota Bay, Florida, USA. Workshop on the Conservation of Baiji and Yangtze Finless Porpoise, 28 November – 2 December, 2004, Wuhan, China.

Wells, R.S., Tornero, V., Borrell, A., Aguilar, A., Rowles, T.K., Rhinehart, H., Hofmann, S., Jarman, W., Hohn, A., Sweeney, J. 2004. Integrating life history and reproductive success data to examine potential relationships with organochlorine compounds for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Annual Meeting of the Scientific Committee, International Whaling Commission, 4 July 2004, Sorrento, Italy.

Wells, R.S. 2004. Integrating life history, health, and reproductive success data to examine potential relationships with organochlorine contaminants for bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario.

Wells, R.S. 2004. Implications of bottlenose dolphin stock structure for health assessment on Florida’s west coast. National Ocean Service, Charleston, SC.

Wells, R.S. 2004. Health assessment of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Forum on “Estrategias para el Manejo y Aprovechamiento de Delfines (Tursiops spp.) en México. 1-2 May 2004, La Paz, Mexico.

Barbieri, M.M., W.A. McLellan, R.S. Wells, S. Hofmann, and D.A. Pabst. 2003. An assessment of seasonal changes in the dorsal fin surface temperatures of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, FL, USA. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Barros, N. B., P.H. Ostrom, and R.S. Wells. 2003. Dietary reconstruction of bottlenose dolphins from central West Florida using stable isotope analyses. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Buckstaff, K.C. and R.S. Wells. 2003. Effects of watercraft noise on the acoustic behavior of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, FL. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Buckstaff, K.C. and R.S. Wells. 2003. Effects of watercraft noise on the acoustic behavior of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, FL. 1st International Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals, Univ. of Maryland, 27-30 July, 2003. (poster).

Cunningham-Smith, P., D.E. Colbert, R.S. Wells, and T. Speakman. 2002. A demonstration of the need for increasing public awareness of the problems associated with human interactions with wild dolphins: A case study near Sarasota, Florida. 30th Annual Conference, International Marine Animal Trainers Association, 11-15 November, Orlando, FL. Presented by Cunningham-Smith. Education and Conservation Award.

Gannon, D., N. Barros, D. Nowacek, A.Read, D. Waples, and R. Wells. 2003. Prey detection by coastal bottlenose dolphins: Testing the passive listening hypothesis. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Hill, M.L., R.S. Wells, and D.A. Mann. 2003. ABR hearing measurements in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Houde, M., R.S. Wells, K.R. Solomon, and D.C.G. Muir. 2003. Hydroxy-PCBs and perfluorinated acids in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Sarasota Bay, Florida. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Hurst, G.E., D.A. Fauquier, N.B. Barros, J.F. Gorzelany, T.P. Lipscomb, M.J. Kinsel, and R.S. Wells. 2003. Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, strandings and mortality on the West Coast of Florida, 1985-2002. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Klatsky, L., B. Hurley, M. Campbell, J. Sweeney, and R. Wells. 2003. New depths in research: Dolphin Quest’s role in field research and conservation in Bermuda. 31st Annual Conference of the International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association, 19 November 2003, Long Beach, CA.

Martien, K., A. Sellas, P. Rosel, B. Taylor, and R. Wells. 2003. Integration of genetic and behavioral data for bottlenose dolphin population unit definition. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Meagher, E.M., W.A. McLellan, A.J. Westgate, R.S. Wells, and D.A. Pabst. 2003. Seasonal differences in heat flux across multiple body surfaces in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Morrissette, C., L. Sayigh, and R.S. Wells. 2003. Quantifying stereotypy of bottlenose dolphin signature whistles. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Owen, E., S. Watwood, R.S. Wells, and D. Duffield. 2003. Reproductive and ecological functions of adult male alliances in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Rosel, P., A. Hohn, L. Hansen, A. Sellas, and R.S. Wells. 2003. Genetic analysis reveals complicated population structure for coastal bottlenose dolphins in the Western North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Rowles, T.K., A.A. Hohn, R.S. Wells, L.J. Hansen, F.I. Townsend, H.L. Rhinehart, and J.T. Saliki. 2003. Evidence of susceptibility to morbillivirus in free-ranging populations of bottlenose dolphins from the United States Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Sayigh, L., C. Morrissette, V. Janik, and R.S. Wells. 2003. Signature whistles of bottlenose dolphins: fact, not "fallacy". 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Stott, J., M. Blanchard, C. Funke, T. Rowles, and R. Wells. 2003. Immunologic profile of free-ranging dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida, U.S.A. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Watwood, S. E. Owen, R. Wells, and P. Tyack. 2003. Signature whistle use by free-swimming and temporarily Restrained Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Wells, R.S. 2003. Biology and conservation of bottlenose dolphins – perspectives from long-term research. Keynote Address, MARCUBA, 5 December 2003, Havana, Cuba.

Wells, R.S. 2003. Caring for and caring about bottlenose dolphins – perspectives from 33 years of collaborative dolphin research. Keynote address, 31st Annual Conference of the International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association, 19 November 2003, Long Beach, CA.

Wells, R, T. Rowles, H. Rhinehart, S. Hofmann, G. Mitchum, W. Jarman, A. Borrell, A. Aguilar, A. Hohn, J. Sweeney, D. Duffield, and A. Hall. 2003. Integrating life history, health, and reproductive success data to examine potential relationships with organochlorine contaminants for bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 14-19, 2003, Greensboro, NC.

Wells, R.S., T.K. Rowles, A. Borrell, A. Aguilar, H.L. Rhinehart, W.M. Jarman, S. Hofmann, A.A. Hohn, D.A. Duffield, G. Mitchum, J. Stott, A. Hall, and J.C. Sweeney. 2003. Integrating data on life history, health, and reproductive success to examine potential effects of POPs on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Dioxin 2003: 23rd International Symposium on Halogenated Environmental Organic Pollutants and POPs, 24-29 August, 2003, Boston, MA

Wells, R.S. 2003. The role of long-term study in bottlenose dolphin research and conservation. Symposium of Aquatic Mammals: Conservation and Research. 5 August 2003, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Nowacek, S.M., R.S. Wells, D.P. Nowacek, and K.C. Buckstaff. 2002. Behavioral responses of dolphins and manatees to vessel approaches. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference. 4-7 April 2002, Gainesville, FL.

Nowacek, D.P., M.P. Johnson, P.L. Tyack, K.C. Buckstaff, S.M. Nowacek, and R.S. Wells. 2002. Use of a multi-sensor tag to record the behavioral responses and acoustic environment of marine mammals exposed to vessels. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference. 4-7 April 2002, Gainesville, FL.

Stott, J.L., M.T. Blanchard, and R.S. Wells. 2002. Immunologic health assessment of free-ranging dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, FL. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference. 4-7 April 2002, Gainesville, FL.

Wells, R.S., T.K. Rowles, J.C. Sweeney, H.L. Rhinehart, W.M. Jarman, S. Hofmann, A.A. Hohn, D.A. Duffield, G. Mitchum, J. Stott, A. Hall, and P. Fair. 2002. Assessment of contaminant loads, toxic effects, health condition, and reproductive success of bottlenose dolphins. Annual Meeting, Society for Ecotoxicology and Chemistry, 16-20 November 2002, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bassos-Hull, K. and R.S. Wells. 2001. Experimental return to the wild of two bottlenose dolphins. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Cunningham-Smith, P., D.E. Colbert, R.S. Wells and T. Speakman. 2001. Human interactions with wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near Sarasota, Florida. Viewing Marine Mammals in the Wild: A Workshop to Discuss Responsible Guidelines and Regulations for Minimizing Disturbance. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Hill, M., L. Sayigh, and R.S. Wells. 2001. Use of habituation-dishabituation playback design to study aspects of whistle perception in bottlenose dolphins. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Meagher, E.M., D.A. Pabst, W.A. McLellan, A.J. Westgate and R.S. Wells. 2001. Vascular patterns and heat flux across the dorsal fin in wild bottlenose dolphins. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Noren, S.R., V. Cuccurullo, G. Lacave, D.A. Pabst, R.S. Wells, and T.M. Williams. 2001. The development of diving response in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): Implications for foraging behaviors of lactating females and newly weaned juveniles. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Nowacek, S.M., R.S. Wells, D.P. Nowacek, E.C.G. Owen, T.R. Speakman, and R.O. Flamm. 2001. Manatee behavioral responses to vessel approaches. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Owen, C.F.W. and R.S. Wells. 2001. A comparison of maternal care by primiparous and multiparous bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) – Does parenting improve with experience? 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Owen, E.C.G. and R.S. Wells. 2001. Spatial and temporal measures of association complicate hypothesis of ‘resident’ vs. ‘roving’ male bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota, Florida. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Pabst, D.A., T.M. Harradine, W.A. McLellan, M.D. Scott, R.S. Wells, T.M. Williams, A.J. Westgate, E.M. Meagher, S.A. Rommel, W. Hurley, and M. Barbieri. 2001. The use of infrared thermography to assess thermal function of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) dorsal fin. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Priester, C., L. Sayigh, and R.S. Wells. 2001. Signature whistle production rate of an orphaned free-ranging bottlenose dolphin calf. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Sayigh, L., L. Williams, J. Plant, and R.S. Wells. 2001. Modifications of signature whistles in adult female bottlenose dolphins. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Schwacke, L., P. Fair, G. Mitchum, R.S. Wells, A. Hohn, and L. Hansen. 2001. Polychorinated biphenyl concentrations from bottlenose dolphins along the southeast U.S. coast and a probabilistic assessment of adverse health effects. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Sellas, A., P. Rosel, and R.S. Wells. 2001. Genetic differentiation between inshore and coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Gulf of Mexico using mitochondrial DNA sequences. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Shippee, S.F., F.I. Townsend, F.L. Deckert, R. Deckert, A.A. Hohn, and R.S. Wells. 2001. Monitoring forestomach temperature changes on instrumented free-swimming Tursiops truncatus to determine foraging effort and success. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation).

Urian, K.W., R.S. Wells, and A.J. Read. 2001. Community structure of bottlenose dolphins, (Tursiops truncatus) in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Wells, R.S. 2001. Population health issues in the bottlenose dolphin. Marine Mammal Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Workshop. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Wells, R.S. and S. Nowacek. 2001. Human interactions with Florida’s marine mammals. Viewing Marine Mammals in the Wild: A Workshop to Discuss Responsible Guidelines and Regulations for Minimizing Disturbance. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Wells, R.S., D. Duffield, and A.A. Hohn. 2001. Reproductive success of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins: Experience and size make a difference. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Wells, R.S., T.K. Rowles, and H.L. Rhinehart. 2001. Pollution 2000+: Bottlenose dolphin sampling progress during 2000-2001. 53rd Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission, July 6-12, Hammersmith, U.K.

Wells, R.S. 2001. Evaluating health risks in free-ranging bottlenose dolphin populations. Invited Plenary Presentation, 32nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, April 28 – May 2, 2001, Tampa, FL.

Westgate, A., D.A. Pabst, W.A. McLellan, E.M. Meagher, R.S. Wells, M.D. Scott, T.A. Williams, S.A. Rommel, and T.K. Rowles. 2001. Some like it hot: Measuring heat flux and temperature from wild bottlenose dolphins. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov-3 Dec, Vancouver, BC (Oral Presentation).

Wells, R.S., T.K. Rowles, H.L. Rhinehart, J.C. Sweeney, and W.M. Jarman. 2000. Bottlenose dolphins as marine ecosystem sentinels. Wildlife Trusts’s Workshop on Marine Vertebrates as Sentinel Species. October 5-8, Tarrytown, NY.

Wells, R.S. 2000. 30 Years with the bottlenose dolphins of Sarasota Bay. Animal Social Complexity and Intelligence Symposium, Chicago Academy of Sciences, August 23-26, Chicago, IL.

Wells, R.S., W.M. Jarman, T.K. Rowles, and J. Whaley. 2000. The role of population monitoring in evaluation of the possible effects of organochlorines on bottlenose dolphin health and reproduction. Atlantic Coast Contaminants Workshop, June 23-25, Maine. (presented by Whaley)

Wells, R.S. 2000. Stock structure of bottlenose dolphins in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. National Marine Fisheries Service Bottlenose Dolphin Stock Structure Workshop, March 14-15, Sarasota, FL.

Fazioli, K.L., and R.S. Wells. 1999. Distribution and community structure of coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Gulf of Mexico off Sarasota, Florida. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Poster)

Gauthier, J.M., H. Dubeau, E. Rassart, W.M. Jarman, and R. S. Wells. 1999. Biomarkers of DNA damage in marine mammals. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Poster)

Schwacke, L, L. Hansen, E. Voit, R. S. Wells, G. Mitchum and P. Fair. 1999. A framework for the assessment of population-level risks associated with exposure to poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for Tursiops truncatus. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Poster)

Nowacek, D.P., R.S. Wells, and P.L. Tyack. 1999. Sequential foraging behavior and ecology of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Oral presentation by Nowacek)

Nowacek, S.M., R.S. Wells, and D.P. Nowacek. 1999. The effects of boat traffic on bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Oral presentation by Nowacek)

Quintana-Rizzo, E., R.S. Wells, and J.F. Eisenberg. 1999. Association patterns of resident and non-resident bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Cedar Keys, Florida. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Oral presentation by Quintana-Rizzo)

Watwood, S., P.L. Tyack, and R.S. Wells. 1999. Signature whistle sharing between allied male bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Oral presentation by Watwood)

Wells, R.S., C.A. Manire, H.L. Rhinehart, D. Smith, A.J. Westgate, F.I. Townsend, T. Rowles, A.A. Hohn, and L.J. Hansen. 1999. Ranging patterns of rehabilitated rough-toothed dolphins, Steno bredanensis, released in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Oral presentation)

Wells, R.S. 1999. Minimizing disturbance: Marine mammals. Invited keynote address. National Watchable Wildlife Conference, October 18-22, 1999, Ft. Myers, FL

Wells, R.S. 1999. Reproduction in wild bottlenose dolphin populations. Bottlenose Dolphin Reproduction Workshop, June 3-6, 1999, San Diego, CA.

Wells, R.S. 1999. Social groupings in wild bottlenose dolphin populations: Effects on reproductive success. Bottlenose Dolphin Reproduction Workshop, June 3-6, 1999, San Diego, CA.

Wells, R.S. 1999. Rehabilitation and release of dolphins. Invited Speaker, Second Workshop on Cetacean Stranding Training, 30 January 1999, Kenting National Park, Taiwan.

Wells, R.S. 1999. Of what value is a dolphin hospital? Invited Speaker, 7th Symposium on Cetacean Ecology and Conservation, 27 January 1999, Taipei Zoo, Taiwan.

Westgate, A.J., D.A. Pabst, W.A. McLellan, T.M. Williams, R.S. Wells, and M.D. Scott. 1999. An instrument to record heat flux and surface temperature from free-swimming dolphins. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Oral presentation by Westgate)

Wilkin, S.M., E.A. Forys, J.E. Reynolds, III, and R.S. Wells. 1999. Assessment of ranging patterns and habitat preference of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, utilizing a geographic information system (GIS). 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Poster)

Wilson, B., P.S. Hammond, R. Gaspar, R.S. Wells, and P.M. Thompson. 1999. Differential rates of epidermal infection and healing in dolphins: Why some populations are better looking than others. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 Nov – 3 Dec, 1999, Maui, HI. (Poster)

Nowacek, S.M. and R.S. Wells. 1998. Evaluation of the potential impacts of boat use on a resident community of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, near Sarasota, Florida. 6th Annual Atlantic Coastal Dolphin Conference, 1-3 May 1998, Sarasota, Florida. (presented by Nowacek)

Quintana-Rizzo, E., J.E. Eisenberg, and R.S. Wells. 1998. Habitat use and relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cedar Keys, Florida. 23rd Annual Reunion for the Study of Marine Mammals, 20-24 April 1998, Quintana Roo, Mexico. (presented by Quintana-R.)

Tyack, P.L., D.P. Nowacek, R.S. Wells and M.P. Johnson. 1998. A two-channel acoustic data logger for free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. World Marine Mammal Science Conference, 20-24 January 1998, Monaco. (presented by Tyack)

Urian, K.W., R.S. Wells, M.D. Scott, A.B. Irvine, A.J. Read and A.A. Hohn. 1998. When the shark bites: An analysis of shark bite scars on wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota, Florida. World Marine Mammal Science Conference, 20-24 January 1998, Monaco.

Wells, R.S. 1998. Dolphin releases: Case histories, criteria, and considerations. Keynote Address, Captive Manatee Release and Reintroduction Workshop, 26-27 May 1998, St. Petersburg, FL.

Wells, R.S. 1998. Bottlenose dolphin biology and social structure: Perspectives from collaborative long-term studies. 23rd Annual Reunion for the Study of Marine Mammals, 20-24 April 1998, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Wells, R.S., A.J. Westgate, H.L. Rhinehart, P. Cunningham, J. Whaley, D.P. Costa, A.J. Read, T. Hepburn, M. Baran, C. Koberna, and T. Cox. 1998. Gulliver's travels: first records of long distance movements of offshore bottlenose dolphins. World Marine Mammal Science Conference, 20-24 January 1998, Monaco

Wells, R.S. 1998. Long-term perspectives on bottlenose dolphin reproduction. Workshop on Marine Mammal Reproduction. 18-19 January 1998, Monaco.

Moors, T.L. and R.S. Wells. 1997. Is the 'menage a trois' important in wild bottlenose dolphin mating systems?: Behavioral patterns of breeding females in Sarasota, Florida. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. (presented by Moors)

Wells, R.S. 1997. Bottlenose dolphin stock structure. Atlantic Scientific Review Group Meeting, 5 November 1997, Charleston, SC.

Bassos-Hull, K., K. Urian, and R.S. Wells. 1996. Low-level monitoring of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Tampa Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium, 21-23 October 1996, Clearwater, FL. (presented by Bassos-Hull)

Wells, R.S. 1996. Site-specific monitoring. National Marine Fisheries Service Program Review, 11-13 December 1996, Miami, FL.

Wells, R.S. and S. Hofmann. 1996. Management measures for wild bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf Coast, Florida. Earthwatch Annual Conference, 25-27 October 1996, Cambridge, MA.

Wells, R.S. 1996. Biology and conservation of bottlenose dolphins. Dolphin Watching Symposium, 13 October 1996, Amakusa, Japan.

Wells, R.S. 1996. Summary of photo-identification workshop. 4th Annual Atlantic Coast Dolphin Conference, 23 March 1996, Charleston, SC.

Wells, R.S. 1996. The social lives of Sarasota's bottlenose dolphins. Earthwatch Europe Convention Day, 16 March 1996, Oxford, England

Wells, R.S. 1996. The life history and social organization of Sarasota Bay's bottlenose dolphins: perspectives from 25 years of research. 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals, 15-18 March 1996, Albufeira, Portugal.

Wells, R.S., M.M. Wells, and K.B. Hull. 1996. Return to the wild of two bottlenose dolphins after two years in captivity. 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals, 15-18 March 1996, Albufeira, Portugal.

Bryant, L., A. Terbush, M. Wells, R. Wells, A. Samuels, and T. Spradlin. 1995. Getting the word out: Interacting with marine mammals in the wild is illegal, harmful, and can even be fatal. 23rd Annual Conference of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association, 26-30 November, Las Vegas, NV. Winner, Conservation and Education award.

Costa, D.P., G. Worthy, R.S. Wells, A.J. Read, D. Waples, M.D. Scott, and A.B. Irvine. 1995. Free ranging energetics of the bottlenose dolphin. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (abstract)

Darby, F.L., K.W. Urian, and R.S. Wells. 1995. Sex and age differences in dorsal fin natural markings of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, from Sarasota Bay, FL. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (poster)

Duffield, D.A., R.S. Wells, A.D. Driscoll-Lind, and J.S.O. Ostman-Lind. 1995. Modeling genetic expectations based on social structure differences in dolphins. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (poster)

Duignan, P.J., C. House, D.K. Odell, R.S. Wells, L. Hansen, M. Walsh, B.K. Rima, and J.R. Geraci. 1995. Morbillivirus infection in bottlenose dolphins: Evidence for recurrent epizootics. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (presented by Duignan, Best Doctoral Student Presentation Award).

Gorzelany, J.F. and R.S. Wells. 1995. Long-term resightings of two stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) rehabilitated and reintroduced into southwest Florida waters. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (abstract)

Gunter, K.A., D.A. Duffield, J. Chamberlin-Lea, and R.S. Wells. 1995. The use of r-banded chromosome heteromorphisms to assess population structure in wild bottlenose dolphins. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (poster)

Hansen, L.J., and R.S. Wells. 1995. Bottlenose dolphin health and environmental risk assessment. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (presented by Hansen)

Lenox, J.S., D.A. Duffield, and R.S. Wells. 1995. Comparison of mtDNA Hinf I haplotype distribution in bottlenose dolphins from Texas to North Carolina. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (poster)

Nowacek, D.P., W.N. Lange, R.S. Wells, and P.L. Tyack. 1995. A new method for studying cetacean behavior and acoustics: Overhead video combined with underwater audio. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (poster)

Rhinehart, H., J. F. Gorzelany, and R. S. Wells. 1995. Blood values from 23 live stranded Fraser’s dolphins, (Lagenodelphis hosei). International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, 6-10 May, Mystic, CT. (presented by Rhinehart).

Sayigh, L.S., P.L. Tyack, R.S. Wells, and A. Samuels. 1995. Signature whistle development in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (presented by Sayigh)

Sweeney, J.C., R.S. Wells, F. Townsend, D. Casper, L.J. Hansen, and J.S. Reif. 1995. A model for assessing the relative health of dolphin populations. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL.

Waples, D.M., R.S. Wells, D.P. Costa, and G.A.J. Worthy. 1995. Seasonal changes in activity and habitat use by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL. (presented by Waples, Best Master's Student Presentation Award)

Wells, R.S., H.L. Rhinehart, J. Sweeney, F. Townsend, D. Casper, and L.J. Hansen. 1995. Assessment of the health of bottlenose dolphin populations in Sarasota Bay, Florida, and Matagorda Bay, Texas. 11th Biennial Conference on the Biol. of Marine Mammals, 14-18 Dec., Orlando, FL.

Wells, R.S. 1995. Dolphin feeding interactions with humans near Sarasota, Florida. Invited presentation at National Marine Fisheries Service informal workshop on human interactions with marine mammals, at the 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 14-18 December, Orlando, FL.

Wells, R.S. 1995. Community structure of bottlenose dolphins near Sarasota, Florida. International Ethological Conference, 10-17 August, Honolulu, HI. (invited plenary presentation)

Duffield, D.A., R.S. Wells, J.S. Lenox, and T. Moors. 1994. Analysis of paternity in a free-ranging bottlenose dolphin society by DNA fingerprinting and behavioral coefficients of association. International Symposium of Marine Mammal Genetics, 23-24 September, La Jolla, CA. (presented by Wells and Duffield)

Duffield, D.A., R.S. Wells, and J.S. Lenox. 1994. Comparative mtDNA Hinf I haplotype analysis in Tursiops truncatus: Distribution of Hinf I haplotypes in the Sarasota-Bradenton and neighboring communities. International Symposium of Marine Mammal Genetics, 23-24 September, La Jolla, CA. (Poster)

Wells, R.S. 1994. Behavior and natural history factors as criteria for the release of rehabilitated marine mammals. Invited presentation at Annual Meeting of the Marine Mammal Commission, 17 November, Falmouth, MA.

Costa, D.P., G.A.J. Worthy, R.S. Wells, A.J. Read, M.D. Scott, A.B. Irvine, and D.M. Waples. 1993. Seasonal changes in the field metabolic rate of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Tenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 November, Galveston, TX. (presented by Costa)

Erickson, K.L., W.G. Ferlin, L. Landon, S. Chivers, T. Reidarson, R.S. Wells, J. Stott, and D.A. Ferrick. 1993. Interleukin-2 receptor expression assay: A novel method for measuring immunocompetence. Tenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 November, Galveston, TX. (Poster)

Rossbach, K.A., B.R. Mate, S.L. Neukirk, and R.S. Wells. 1993. Satellite-monitored movements and dive behavior of a bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Tampa Bay, Florida: A pilot study. Tenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 November, Galveston, TX. (Poster)

Sayigh, L.S., P.L. Tyack, R.S. Wells, M.D. Scott, and A.B. Irvine. 1993. Individual recognition in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins: A field test using playback experiments. Tenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 November, Galveston, TX. (presented by Sayigh)

Tyack, P.L., R.S. Wells, A.J. Read, T. Howald, and T. Spradlin. 1993. Experimental playback of low frequency noise to bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Tenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 November, Galveston, TX. (presented by Tyack)

Urian, K.W., R.S. Wells, A.J. Read, D.A. Duffield, and D.D. Shell. 1993. Seasonality of reproduction in bottlenose dolphins. Tenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 Nov., Galveston, TX. (Poster)

Vedder, J.M., W.M. Jarman, J.W. Newman, and R.S. Wells. 1993. Preliminary study of contaminant levels in the blood and milk of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) on the west coast of Florida. Tenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 November, Galveston, TX. (Poster)

Waples, D.M., R.S. Wells, B.M. Allen, D.P. Costa, and G.A.J. Worthy. 1993. Habitat utilization by bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 November, Galveston, TX. (Poster))

Wells, R.S., K.W. Urian, A.J. Read, M.K. Bassos, and W.J. Carr. 1993. Community structure of bottlenose dolphins along the central west coast of Florida. Tenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 11-15 November, Galveston, TX. (presented by Wells)

Wells, R.S. 1993. Bottlenose dolphin social organization. European Cetacean Society Annual Conference, Inverness, Scotland. (invited plenary presentation)

Wells, R.S. 1993. Determination of bottlenose dolphin dolphin stock discreteness: Application of a combined behavioral and genetical approach. NMFS Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Plan Workshop, Beaufort, NC.

Wells, R.S. 1992. Bottlenose dolphin societies. Fifth Biennial Conference of the American Cetacean Society, Monterey, CA.

Wells, R.S. 1992. Dolphin behavior in natural habitats. EPA/NMFS Dolphin Mortality Conference, Gulf Breeze, FL.

Wells, R.S., R. Luna, T. Gifford, T. Sullivan, and J. Sustman. 1992. Ultrasonic blubber depth monitoring as a dolphin husbandry tool. 20th Annual Conference of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association, Grand Bahama Island. (presented by Luna)

Bassos, M.K., R.S. Wells, and K.S. Norris. 1991. Assessment of the readaptation to the wild of two young male bottlenose dolphins after two years in captivity. Ninth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, Ill. (presented by Bassos)

Duffield, D.A., R.S. Wells, M.D. Scott, J. Chamberlin-Lea, and R.R. Sheehy. 1991. Paternity in a free-ranging bottlenose dolphin society. Ninth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, Ill. (presented by Wells)

Hohn, A.A., M.D. Scott, and R.S. Wells. 1991. Evidence of age at maturation in dolphin teeth. Ninth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, Ill. (presented by Hohn)

Read, A.J., R.S. Wells, A.A. Hohn, and M.D. Scott. 1991. Patterns of growth in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins from Sarasota, Florida. Ninth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, Ill. (presented by Read)

Sayigh, L.S., P.L. Tyack, and R.S. Wells. 1991. Do free-ranging bottlenose dolphin calves learn their signature whistles? Ninth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, Ill. (presented by Sayigh)

St. Aubin, D.J., S.H. Ridgway, and R.S. Wells. 1991. Thyroid hormone metabolism in small odontocetes. Ninth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, Ill. (presented by St. Aubin)

Wells, R.S. 1991. Reproductive success and survivorship of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins relative to group size and stability. Ninth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, Ill.

Duffield, D.A., R.S. Wells, and A. Samuels. 1990. A proposal for assessment of bottlenose dolphin breeding programs. Eighteenth Annual International Marine Animal Trainers Association Conference, Chicago, IL. (presented by Duffield)

Wells, R.S. 1990. Parental investment patterns of wild bottlenose dolphins. Eighteenth Annual International Marine Animal Trainers Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 1990. Incidence of gear entanglement for resident inshore bottlenose dolphins near Sarasota, Florida. Symposium on Mortality of Cetaceans in Passive Fishing Nets and Traps, La Jolla, CA. (poster presented by Scott)

Worthy, G.A.J., R.S. Wells, A.J. Read, and D.P. Costa. 1990. Seasonal and annual trends in body condition of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Fourth Biennial Conference of the American Cetacean Society, Monterey, CA. (presented by Worthy)

Duffield, D.A., R.S. Wells, J. Chamberlin-Lea, P.L. Goldie, A.B. Irvine, and M.D. Scott. 1989. The genealogy of a bottlenose dolphin community. Eighth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Asilomar, CA. (presented by Duffield)

Sayigh, L.S., P.L. Tyack, R.S. Wells, and M.D. Scott. 1989. Signature whistles of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins: Mother-offspring comparisons. Eighth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Asilomar, CA. (presented by Sayigh)

Wells, R.S. 1989. Applications of individual identification techniques to cetacean field studies. First International Conference on Marine Mammals, Riccione, Italy.

Wells, R.S. 1989. Development of a natural laboratory situation for the study of acoustic communication in bottlenose dolphins. Office of Naval Research Animal Language Workshop, Honolulu, HI.

Wells, R.S. 1989. Low-level monitoring of bottlenose dolphin stocks in the coastal waters of the southeastern United States: Preliminary results of Tampa Bay surveys. National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center Program Review, Miami, FL.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 1989. Parental investment patterns of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins near Sarasota, Florida. Eighth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Asilomar, CA.

Wells, R.S. 1989. Population biology of bottlenose dolphins along the central west coast of Florida. National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center Program Review, Miami, FL.

Wells, R.S. and M.D. Scott. 1988. Estimating bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, population parameters from individual identification and capture-release techniques. Symposium on the Use of Non-Lethal Techniques, Especially Photo-Identification Techniques, to Estimate Cetacean Population Parameters. 29 April - 1 May, La Jolla, CA. (poster)

Duffield, D.A., R.S. Wells, D.K. Odell, and M.A. Solangi. 1987. Biochemical genetics of wild bottlenose dolphin populations -- implications for population structure and area use. Seventh Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Miami, FL. (presented by Duffield)

Hohn, A.A., M.D. Scott, R.S. Wells, J.C. Sweeney, and A.B. Irvine. 1987. Growth layers in teeth from known-age, free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. Seventh Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Miami, FL. (presented by Hohn)

Wells, R.S. 1987. Behavior and life history patterns of a free-ranging community of bottlenose dolphins. Fifteenth Annual International Marine Animal Trainers Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Wells, R.S. 1987. Population structure of bottlenose dolphins on the central west coast of Florida. Seventh Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Miami, FL.

Wells, R.S. 1986. Field studies of small odontocetes. Invited Plenary Paper, Second Biennial Conference, American Cetacean Society, Monterey, CA.

Wells, R.S. 1985. Odontocete social organization: Mammalian strategies in an aquatic environment. Invited Plenary Paper, Sixth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Wells, R.S. 1985. Population structure of bottlenose dolphins: Behavioral studies of bottlenose dolphins along the central west coast of Florida. National Marine Fisheries Service Bottlenose Dolphin Workshop: Problems in Defining Populations and Management Units with Emphasis on the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Pascagoula, MI.

Wells, R.S., M.D. Scott, and A.B. Irvine. 1983. Reproductive and social patterns of free-ranging female bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Fifth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Boston, MA.

Wells, R.S., M.D. Scott, and A.B. Irvine. 1981. Repeated patterns of occurrence, distribution, and social associations of marked bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, observed from 1970-1981. Fourth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, CA.

Wells, R.S. 1981. Reproductive seasonality and social behavior of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris. International Whaling Commission Conference on Cetacean Reproduction, La Jolla, CA.

Würsig, B., R.S. Wells, and M. Würsig. 1979. Differentiating bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) population units by dorsal fin shape. Third Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Seattle, WA. (presented by Würsig)

Wells, R.S. 1979. Group and home range characteristics of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Fifty-ninth Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Corvallis, OR.

Wells, R.S., A.B. Irvine, and M.D. Scott. 1977. Home range characteristics and group structure of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, on the west coast of Florida. Second Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, CA.