Scientific Literature

The table below includes details of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and reports focusing on Atlantic humpback dolphins. Use the options below to search these references by author, year, category or keyword (unfortunately currently only available in English). Use the keyword filter to search for countries of interest by typing in the (English) country name. Most of these journal articles are protected by copyright and cannot be shared directly on this site. However if you click on an article of interest, you will find a link to the publisher’s website where the full article is available. For older journal articles, or for additional help sourcing articles, please email us.

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Alfaro-Shigueto, J. and Van Waerebeek, K. 2001 Drowning in the sea of silence: the bushmeat concept applied for marine fauna Bushmeat Atlantic humpback dolphin sousa teuszii cetaceans
Ayissi, I., Hoinsoude, G. and Van Waerebeek, K. 2014 Rediscovery of Cameroon dolphin, the Gulf of Guinea population of Sousa teuszii (Kükenthal, 1892) Sousa teuszii atlantic humpback dolphin Gulf of Guinea Cameroon Skull distribution
Bamy, IL, Van Waerebeek, K, Bah, SS, Dia, M, Kaba, B, Keita, N and Konate, S 2010 Species occurrence of cetaceans in Guinea, including humpback whales with southern hemisphere seasonality Gulf of Guinea Humpback dolphin Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae Sousa spp. bycatch stranding mortality Guinea
Bamy, I.L., Van Waerebeek, K., Bah, S.S., Dia, M., Kaba, B., Keita, N., Konate, S. and Tall, H. 2006 The cetaceans of Guinea, a first check-list of documented species Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin Guinea Cetacean distribution Bycatch
Beaubrun, P. C. 1990 Un Cétacé nouveau pour les côtes sud-marocaines: Sousa teuszii (Kukenthal, 1892) Sousa teuszii distribution Western Sahara West Africa Atlantic humpback dolphin Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Best, P. B. 2007 Whales and Dolphins of the Southern African Subregion Reveiw distribution Sousa teuszii Africa Identification Guide
Brownell Jr, R. L., Reeves, R. R., Read, A. J., Smith, B. D., Thomas, P. O., Ralls, K., Amano, M., Berggren, P., Chit, A. M., Collins, T., Currey, R., Dolar, M. L. L., Genov, T., Hobbs, R. C., Kreb, D., Marsh, H., Zhigang, M., Perrin, W. F., Phay, S., Rojas-Bracho, L., Ryan, G. E., Shelden, K. E. W., Slooten, E., Taylor, B. L., Vidal, O., Ding, W., Whitty, T. S. and Wang, J. Y. 2019 Bycatch in gillnet fisheries threatens Critically Endangered small cetaceans and other aquatic megafauna Bycatch Threat assessment IUCN Red List conservation status gillnet Entanglement Irrawaddy dolphin orcaella brevirostris vaquita Phocoena sinus maui dolphin cephalorhynchus hectori maui Sousa chinensis Sousa teuszii humpback dolphin sousa plumbea finless porpoise neophocaena phocaenoides extinction
Busnel, R. 1973 Relation symbiotique entre hommes et dauphins sauvages sousa teuszii anthropogenic atlantic humpback dolphin Mauritania
Busnel, R. G. 1973 Symbiotic relationship between man and dolphins atlantic humpback dolphin sousa teuszii mauritania West Africa fisheries
Cadenat, J. 1947 Observations de cetaces au Senegal Senegal sousa teuszii atlantic humpback dolphin distribution
Cadenat, J. 1949 Notes sur les cétacés observés sur les cötes du Sénégal de 1941 à 1948 West Africa Senegal Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin distribution
Cadenat, J. 1956 Un delphinidae encore mal connu de la côte occidentale d’Afrique: Sotalia teuszii Kükenthal 1892 sousa teuszii Taxonomy Atlantic humpback dolphin Senegal
Cadenat, J. 1957 Observations de cétacés, siréniens, chéloniens et sauriens en 1955-1956 West Africa Sea turtle Shark Tursiops truncatus bottlenose dolphin Common dolphin Delphinus delphis Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin Senegal
Cadenat, J. 1959 Rapport sur les petits cétacés ouest-Africains. Résultats des recherches entreprises sur ces animaux jusqu’au mois de mars 1959 West Africa Stranding delphinus delphis Common dolphin Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis Stenella attenuata Pantropical spotted dolphin Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin Grampus griseus Risso' s dolphin Fisheries Interactions Bycatch feeding reproduction
Cadenat, J. and Paraiso, F. 1957 Nouvelle observation de Sotalia teuszii (Cétacé, Delphinidé) sur les côtes du Sénégal West Africa Senegal Taxonomy sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin morphology description
Cherbit, G. and Alcuri, G. 1978 Etude de la propogation des vibrations a travers le rostre de Sotalia teuszii (Cetacea) pa interferometrie holographique Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin osteology physiology hearing
CMS, Convention on Migratory species 2012 Conserving cetaceans and manatees in the western African region Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin Central Africa West Africa conservation management
Cockcroft, V. G., Leatherwood, S., Goodwin, J. and Porter, L. J. 1997 The phylogeny of humpback dolphins genus Sousa: insights through mtDNA analyses Sousa chinensis IndoPacific humpback dolphin Sousa plumbea Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin Genetics Taxonomy Diversity
Cockcroft, V. G. and Smith-Goodwin, J. 2002 The phylogeny of humpback dolphins genus Sousa Sousa chinensis IndoPacific humpback dolphin Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin Taxonomy Genetics management sousa plumbea
Collins, Tim 2015 Re-assessment of the conservation status of the Atlantic humpback dolphin, Sousa teuszii (Kükenthal, 1892), using the IUCN Red List criteria Africa Atlantic Ocean Coastal Ecology Group size Marine ecoregion Nearshore Sea surface temperature Water depth Gabon congo Sousa Sousa teuszii Conservation status
Collins, T., Boumba, Richard, Thonio, J., Parnell, R., VanLeeuwe, Hilde, Ngouessono, S and Rosenbaum, H. 2010 The Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) in Gabon and Congo: cause for optimism or concern? Gabon Congo sousa teuszii humpback dolphin Atlantic humpback dolphin conservation bycatch Threat assessment
Collins, T, Braulik, G. T. and Perrin, W. 2017 Sousa teuszii Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin Humpback dolphin West Africa conservation status Bycatch Threat assessment
Collins, T., Ngouessono, S. and Rosenbaum, H. C. 2004 A note on recent surveys for Atlantic humpback dolphins, Sousa teuszii (Kukenthal, 1892) in the coastal waters of Gabon Sousa teuszii Atlantic humpback dolphin Gabon Survey
Collins, T., Strindberg, S, Mboumba, R., Dilambaka, E., Thonio, J., Mouissou, C., Boukaka, R., Saffou, G.K., Buckland, L., Leeney, R.H., Antunes, R. and Rosenbaum, H. 2013 Progress on Atlantic humpback dolphin conservation and research efforts in Congo and Gabon atlantic humpback dolphin congo sousa teuszii conservation Shore survey abundance line transect
de Boer, Marijke N., Saulino, James T., Van Waerebeek, Koen and Aarts, Geert 2016 Under pressure: cetaceans and fisheries co-occurrence off the coasts of Ghana and Côte d’ Ivoire (Gulf of Guinea) fisheries Threats Management bycatch Directed take seismic mortality cetaceans Gulf of Guinea Driftnet fishing Gill net Entanglement population trends Impact

Downloadable Resources

This section is intended to offer practical tools and resources for a wide range of stakeholders involved in conservation of the Atlantic Humpback dolphin. Content includes regional marine mammal identification guides, species fact sheets, stranding response protocols, colouring sheets, and downloadable reports, including the CMS Concerted Action for Atlantic Humpback dolphins.

You can filter content by category (for managers, data collectors, or schools and communities), or browse the whole collection below. This is a dynamic resource so if you have content that you would like to contribute, please email us.


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CCAHD 2023 Annual Report

CCAHD Foundation 2022 Annual report

Introductory video on Atlantic humpback dolphins by Emma Longden

CCAHD 2021 Annual Report

Sousa teuszii Infographic

CCAHD Photo-ID protocol

CCAHD boat-based survey field protocols

CMS Single Species Action Plan for the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii)

CCAHD dead dolphin data collection guide

CCAHD dead dolphin data collection form

A4 ID Guide Marine Mammals of the Atlantic Coast of Africa

Short- and medium-term priority actions to conserve the Atlantic humpback dolphin: Sousa teuszii

Best Practices for Assessing and Managing Marine Mammal Bycatch

Global Stranding Network

Sousa teuszii A4 species Fact sheet

Tursiops truncatus A4 species factsheet

CMS Concerted Action for the Atlantic humpback dolphin_English

Colouring page

Colouring page

Colouring page

IUCN Red List Assessment for Sousa teuszii

AMMCO Marine and Coastal Environmental Education Manual

Whale and dolphin basics: A4 fact sheets from the International Whaling Commission

IUCN Integrated Conservation Planning for Cetaceans – full report in English

Global Marine Stranding Toolkit Website

IUCN Guidelines for Species Conservation Planning

CMS Action Plan for the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of Western Africa and Macaronesia

Stranding Training for Gabon ANPN Ecoguards English

Guidelines for the safe and humane handling and release of bycaught small cetaceans from fishing gear

CMS 2012 Conserving cetaceans and manatees in the western African region

Van Waerebeek et al 2003 Conservation of cetaceans in the Gambia and Senegal

Van Waerebeek et al 2000 Conservation status of cetaceans in Senegal and the Gambia_WAFCET1 Report

Field guide to the Cetaceans of West Africa

CCAHD fisheries interview survey manual