Publications & Presentations

Little App

Have published papers in peer reviewed international scientific journals and given presentations in Australia, NZ, the USA, the UK, Germany, etc.

  • Bossley, M. Adelaide’s Port River dolphins: a sanctuary in the city? Presented at AMSA workshop on dolphins in urban environments. Perth, 2019
  • Kemper, C., Talamonti, M., Bossley, M. and Steiner, A. Sexual maturity and estimated fecundity in female Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) from South Australia: Combining field observations and post-mortem results. Marine Mammal Science 2019, 35 (1) 40-57.
  • M. Bossley, A. Steiner, P. Brakes, J. Shrimpton, C. Foster & L. Rendell. Tail walking in a bottlenose dolphin community: the rise and fall of an arbitrary cultural ‘fad’. British Royal Society Biology Letters. September 2018.
  • McGrath, G & Bossley, M. The little app that could: growing protection for critically endangered Hectors dolphins. Poster presentation NZ Marine Science Conference, Napier. 2018
  • Kemper, C and Bossley, M. South Australia in a unique position to manage and conserve dolphins: the value of combining research on live and dead dolphins. Presentation at SA State Coastal Conference, Nov 2017.
  • Bossley, M. & Watson, K. An evaluation of the Coastal Ambassadors course in South Australia. Presentation to the Australian Coastal Conference, Hobart. 2018.
  • Shaughnessy, P., Bossley, M. & Nicholls, A. Fur seals and sea lions (family Otariidae) on the breakwaters at Adelaide’s Outer Harbor, South Australia. Australian Mammology 2017.
  • Bossley, M., Steiner, A., Rankin, R. & Bejder, L. A long term study of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in an Australian urban estuary: increased sightings associated with environmental improvements. Marine Mammal Science 2017 33: 277–290
  • Bossley, M. A Cetologist’s Road less taken. Invited presentation to Australasian chapter of Marine Mammal Association students conference. Flinders University. 2016.
  • Bossley, M Clean it and they will come: dolphin recolonization of the Port River estuary. Presentation to the NRM Conference, Adelaide, April 2016.
  • Bossley, M. & Rankin, R. Dolphin Sightings in the Upper Port River: a baseline study. Consultancy conducted for Renewal SA. 2015.
  • Bossley, M. Education and interpretation in public engagement: connecting with nature. Presentation at International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas, November 2014
  • Bossley, M and Woolfall, M. Recovery from serious skin lesions in two Bottlenose dolphins. Journal of Marine Animals and their Environment 2014 7 (1) 12-16.
  • Bossley, M. Dolphins and seabirds in an Australian ecological slum. Invited presentation at Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick. 2013
  • Hoyt, E., McGrath, G., Bossley, M. & Knowles, T. Assessing New Zealander’s willingness to pay to protect the endangered NZ dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori: a cost benefit analysis comparing three scenarios. Poster presentation at Twentieth Biennial Conference on Marine Mammals. Dunedin. 2013
  • Filby, NE, Bossley, M I & Stockin, K A. Behaviour of free-ranging short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in Gulf St Vincent, South Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO12033
  • Bossley, M. Marine plants are not sea “weeds”. Presentation to Australian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany Conference. Adelaide November 2012.
  • Filby, N., Bossley, M & Stockin, K. First photo-identification of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in Gulf St Vincent, South Australia. 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Tampa, Florida 2011
  • Filby N E, Bossley M, Sanderson K, Stockin, K. Distribution and Population demographics of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the Gulf of St. Vincent, South Australia. Aquatic Mammals 2010. 36 (1) 33-45.
  • Byard R W, Tomo I, Kemper C M, Gibbs S, Bossley M I, Machado A, Hill M. Unusual causes of fatal upper aerodigestive tract obstruction in wild bottlenose dolphins. Forensic Science, Medicine & Pathology 2010. 6 (3): 207-2010.
  • Bossley, M. The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary: an integration of research, activism, and management. Poster presented at the International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas. Hawaii. April 2009.
  • Kemper, C, Bossley, M & Shaughnessy, P. “Marine Mammals of Gulf St Vincent, Investigator Straight and Backstairs Passage”. Chapter in S Shepherd & P Harbison (Eds), The Natural History of Gulf St Vincent. 2008.
  • Steiner, A & Bossley, M. Reproductive parameters in an estuarine population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). Aquatic Mammals 2008: 34 (1) 84-92.
  • Bossley, M. Spatial behaviour of bottlenose dolphins in the Port River estuary. Presentation to National Whale & Dolphin Research Conference, Adelaide, Feb 2006.
  • Frohoff, T., Vail, C.S., and Bossley, M. 2006. Preliminary Proceedings of the Workshop on the Research and Management of Solitary, Sociable Odontocetes convened at the16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, California, December 10, 2005. International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee, SC/58/13.
  • Bossley, M. Behavioural intervention with a solitary dolphin. Workshop on managing solitary dolphins. Marine Mammal Society Biennial Conference. San Diego, Dec 2005.
  • Byard, R.W., Kemper, C.M., Bossley, M., Kelly, D. & Hill, M. The assessment of injuries to dolphins at post-mortem. Forensic Pathology Reviews. 2005, 4: 415-434.
  • Wilke, M, Bossley, M & Doak, W. Managing human interactions with solitary dolphins. Aquatic Mammals. 2005: 31, 427-433.
  • Steiner, A & Bossley, M. A long-term study of dorsal fin characteristics in bottlenose dolphins. Poster presentation to European Cetacean Society, France. 2005.
  • Bossley, M. Tangled up in blue. Nature Australia. Summer 2004-2005. 80.
  • Muller, M, Bossley, M. Solitary bottlenose dolphins in comparative perspective. Aquatic Mammals. 2002: 28, 298-307.
  • Bossley, M. Contingency plan for stranded, compromised, and entangled whales and dolphins (South Australian government consultancy). 2001.
  • Bossley, M. Marine Environmental Emergencies. SA Centre for Local Government. 2000.
  • Prideaux, M. & Bossley, M. Lethal waters. Habitat Australia. 1980, 28 (2) 13-20.
  • Bossley, M. The Port River Dolphins. Keynote at SA Coastal & Marine Conference. Adelaide. December 1998.
  • Muller, M, Battersby, M, Buurman, D, Bossley, M & Doak, W. Range and sociability of a solitary bottlenose dolphin in New Zealand. Aquatic Mammals. 1998: 24, 93-104.
  • Bossley, M. & Boord, S. Seabird-dolphin Associations. South Australian Ornithologist, 1992, 31, 95-96.
  • Bossley, M. Ecotourism. Invited presentation to the Annual Convention of the Australian Institute of Travel and Tourism. 1992.
  • Bossley, M. Benign education and cetaceans. Invited paper to the International Conference on Non-Consumptive Utilisation of Cetaceans. Boston. 1983.
  • Bossley, M. Towards a non-dichotomous system of ethics. Invited paper to Smithsonian Institute International Conference on Behaviour & Ethics in relation to Whales. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 1980.
  • Bossley, M Ecological and psychological arguments against whaling. Submission to the Frost Enquiry into whales and whaling in Australia (1978)
  • Ottaway, J., Oak, I & Bossley, M. Towards a system of marine parks for South Australia. (1978) Unpublished submission to South Australian Government.