Bayworld Centre for Research & Education
BCRE

Publications

Marine Biology

Seals

2010
  • Biuw, M., Lydersen, C., De Bruyn, P.J.N., Arriola, A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kritzinger, P. and Kovacs, K.M. (2010)
    Long-range migration of a chinstrap penguin from Bouvetøya to Montagu Island (South Sandwich Islands).
    Antarctic Science 22: 157-162.
2009
  • Biuw, M., Krafft, B.A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Lydersen, C. and Kovacs, K.M. (2009)
    Time budgets and at-sea behaviour of lactating female Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) at Bouvetøya.
    Marine Ecology Progress Series 385: 271-284.
  • Oosthuizen, W.C., Bester, M.N., De Bruyn, P.J.N. and Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2009)
    Intra-archipelago moult dispersion of southern elephant seals at the Prince Edward Islands, Southern Ocean.
    African Journal of marine Science 31: 457-462.
2008
  • Bester, M.N., De Clercq, H., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., and De Bruyn, P.J.N. (2008)
    Leucistic southern elephant seal at Marion Island?
    Polar Biology. 31: 255-257.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (2008)
    Subantarctic Islands.
    In: Encyclopaedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (ed Lück, M.), CABI, Wallingford. Pages 456-457.
  • Mulaudzi, T.W., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N., Kirkman, S.P., Pistorius, P.A., Jonker, F.C., Makhado, A.B., Owen, J.H. and Grimbeek, R.J. (2008)
    Haulout site selection of southern elephant seals at Marion Island.
    African Zoology 43: 25-33.
  • Pistorius, P.A., Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kirkman, S.P. and Taylor, F.E. (2008)
    Seasonal survival and the relative cost of first reproduction in adult female southern elephants.
    Journal of Mammalogy 89: 567-574.
  • Pistorius, P.A., Taylor, F.E., Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Kirkman, S.P. (2008)
    Evidence for density dependent population regulation in southern elephant seals in the southern Indian Ocean.
    African Zoology 43: 75-80.
  • Setsaas, T.H., Bester, M.N., Van Niekerk, J.H., Roux, J.P. and Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2008)
    Dispersion during the moult haulout of southern elephant seals at the Courbet Peninsula, Iles Kerguelen.
    Polar Biology. 31: 249-253.
2007
  • Bester, M.N. & Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2007)
    Ross Seal.
    In: Encyclopaedia of the Antarctic, (ed Riffenburgh, B), Taylor & Francis Books Inc., New York. Pages 815-816.
  • Bester, M.N. & Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2007)
    Seals: Overview.
    In: Encyclopaedia of the Antarctic, (ed Riffenburgh, B), Taylor & Francis Books Inc., New York. Pages 877-881.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N., Pistorius, P.A., Mulaudzi, T.W., De Bruyn, P.J.N., Ramunasi, A.J., Tshithabane, N.H. McIntyre, T., Radzilani, P.M. (2007)
    Pup mortality and sex ratio, and median pupping date of fur seals at Marion Island.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 37:1-8.
2006
  • Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kirkman, S.P., Chauke, L.F., De Bruyn, P.J.N., Ferreira, S.M., Makhado, A.B., Maswine, T.A.M., McIntyre, T., Mulaudzi, T.W., Munyai, F.M., Pistorius, P.A., Radzilani, P.M., Ramunasi, A.J., Tshithabane, N.H. and Wilkinson, I.S. (2006)
    The leopard seal at Marion Island, vagrant or seasonal transient?
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research 36: 195-198.
  • Bester, M.N., Wilson, J.W., Burle, M-H. and Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2006)
    Population trend of Subantarctic fur seals at Gough Island.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research 36: 191-194.
  • De Bruyn, P.J.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., and De Villiers, M.S. (2006)
    First record of a vagrant Commerson’s dolphin, Cephalorhynchus commersonii, at the southern African continental shelf.
    African Zoology. 14: 131-133.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N. and Kirkman, S.P. (2006)
    Vagrant Subantarctic fur seals at Bouvetøya.
    African Zoology. 41: 145-146.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N., Kirkman, S.P., Lydersen, C. and Kovacs, K.M. (2006)
    Entanglement of Antarctic fur seals at Bouvetøya, Southern Ocean.
    Marine Pollution Bulletin. 52: 1077-1080.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N., Makhado, A.B. and Pistorius, P.A. (2006)
    Population changes of Subantarctic and Antarctic fur seals at Marion Island.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 36: 55-68.
2005
  • Bester, M.N. and Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2005)
    Numbers of elephant seals at Prince Edward Island, Southern Ocean.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 35: 85-88.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N. and Kirkman, S.P. (2005)
    Leucistic Antarctic fur seals at Bouvetøya.
    Polar Biology. 28: 77-79.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Krafft, B.A., Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Lydersen, C. and Kovacs, K.M. (2005)
    Population changes of Antarctic fur seals at Nyrøysa, Bouvetøya.
    Polar Biology. 28: 725-731.
2004
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. (2004)
    Marion Island: Conservation.
    Annual Report to the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, Pretoria, South Africa. 56pp.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Munyai, F.M. (2004)
    Marion Island: Marine Mammal Programme.
    Annual Report to the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, Pretoria, South Africa. 29pp.
  • Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Jonker, F.C., Pistorius, P.A., Owen, R. and Strydom, N. (2004)
    Variation in the timing of the breeding haulout of female southern elephant seals at Marion Island.
    Australian Journal of Zoology. 52: 379-388.
2003
  • Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Pistorius, P.A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Jonker, F.C., Owen, R. and Strydom, N. (2003)
    Variation in the timing of the moult of southern elephant seals at Marion Island.
    South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 33: 79-84.
  • Kirkwood, R., Boren, L., Shaughnessy, P., Szteren, D., Mawson, P., Hückstädt, L., Hofmeyr, G., Oosthuizen, H., Campagna, C. and Berris, M. (2003)
    Pinniped-focused tourism in the Southern Hemisphere: a review of the industry.
    In Marine mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues (ed Gales, N., Hindell, M. & Kirkwood, R.), CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. Pages 257-276.
2002
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (2002)
    Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island.
    South African Journal of marine Science 24: 383-386.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (2002)
    Pinniped research at Bouvetøya, 2001/02.
    Final contract report for the Norwegian Polar Institute. Mammal Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa. 33pp.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., De Maine, M., Bester, M.N., Kirkman, S.P., Pistorius, P.A. and Makhado, A.B. (2002)
    Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island, Southern Ocean, 1991-2001.
    Australian Mammalogy 24: 141-146.
  • Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Pistorius, P.A. and Makhado, A.B. (2002)
    Pup growth and maternal attendance patterns in Subantarctic fur seals.
    African Zoology 37: 13-19.
  • Krafft, B.A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Keith, D.G., Harck, B.I.B. and Kovacs, K.M. (2002)
    Studies of Seals and Seabirds on Bouvetøya 2000/01 - Field-Work and Preliminary Results.
    Rapportserie, Norsk Polarintitutt, no. 120.
  • Roux, J-P., Kirkman, S.P., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Mukapuli, N.A. and Kirchner, C. (2002)
    The Namibian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) research, data and analysis.
    Unpublished report (BEN/DEC02/NS/1A). BENEFIT Stock Assessment Workshop. December 2002, Cape Town, South Africa. 31 pp.
2001
  • Bester, M.N., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kirkman, S.P., Pistorius, P.A., Makhado, A.B. and DeMaine, M. (2001)
    Monitoring of pinniped populations at the Prince Edward Islands.
    Final Project Report to SACAR & Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, South Africa. 20pp.
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (2001)
    Pinniped and seabird research at Bouvetøya, 2000/01.
    Final contract report for the Norwegian Polar Institute. Mammal Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa. 51pp.
  • Kirkman, S.P., Bester, M.N., Pistorius, P.A., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Owen, R. and Mecenero, S. (2001)
    Participation in winter haulout by southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina.
    Antarctic Science 13: 380-384.
  • Kirkman, S.P., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N. and Isaksen, K. (2001)
    Counts of southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, at Bouvet Island.
    Polar Biology 24: 62-65.
2000
  • Wynen, L.P., Goldsworthy, S.D., Guinet, C., Bester, M.N., Boyd, I.L., Gjertz, I., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., White, R.W.G. and Slade, R.W. (2000)
    Post sealing genetic variation and population structure of two species of fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella and A. tropicalis).
    Molecular Ecology 9: 299-314.
1998
  • Klages, N.T.W., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Gjertz, I. (1998)
    Prey of Antarctic fur seals at Bouvet Island, Southern Ocean.
    Polar Record. 35: 255-257.
1997
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Bester, M.N. and Jonker, F.C. (1997)
    Changes in population sizes and distribution of fur seals at Marion Island.
    Polar Biology 17: 150-158.
  • Isaksen, K., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Dyer, B.M., Huyser, O.A.W. and Næstvold, A. (1997)
    Studies of seabirds and seals at Bouvetøya 1996/97.
    In: Meddelelser No. 148: Report of the Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition 1996/97. J-G Winther (ed.), Norsk Polarinstitutt, Oslo, Norway.
  • Isaksen, K., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Dyer, B.M., Næstvold, A., Mehlum, F., Gjertz, I., Bakken, V. and Huyser, O.A.W. (1997)
    Preliminary results from CEMP-monitoring of Antarctic fur seals, chinstrap penguins and macaroni penguins at Bouvetøya 1996/97.
    Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management, Document WG-EMM-97/20, San Diego, USA, 21-31 July 1991, Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Hobart, Australia. 26pp.
1995
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (1995)
    Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island.
    Report of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Document SC-CCAMLR XIV/BG/17, Hobart Australia, 23-27 October 1995, Committee for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Hobart, Australia. 5pp.
1994
  • Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Bester, M.N. (1994)
    Predation of king penguins by Antarctic fur seals.
    South African Journal of Antarctic Research 23: 71-74.