Articles scientifiques


Garrigue Claire, Oremus M., Dodemont R., Bustamante P., Kwiatek O., Libeau G., Lockyer C., Vivier J. C., Dalebout M. L. A mass stranding of seven Longman’s beaked whales (Indopacetus pacificus) in New Caledonia, South Pacific. Marine Mammal Science, 2016, 32 (3), p. 884-910. ISSN 0824-0469 (Abstract)


Carroll E. L., Brooks L., Baker C. S., Burns D., Garrigue Claire, Hauser N., Jackson J. A., Poole M. M., Fewster R. M. Assessing the design and power of capture-recapture studies to estimate demographic parameters for the Endangered Oceania humpback whale population. Endangered Species Research, 2015, 28 (2), p. 147-162. ISSN 1863-5407 (Abstract)

Garland, E., Goldizen, A.W., Lilley, M.S., Rekdahl, M.L., Garrigue, C., Constantine, R., Hauser, N.D., Poole, M.M., Robbins, J., Noad, M.J. 2015. Population structure of humpback whale in the western and central South Pacific Ocean as determined by vocal exchanges among populations. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12492 (Abstract)

Garrigue Claire, Clapham P.J., Geyer Y., Kennedy A.S., Zerbini A.N. Satellite tracking reveals novel migratory patterns and the importance of seamounts for endangered South Pacific humpback whales. Royal Society Open Science, 2015, 2, art. 150489 ISSN 2054-5703 (Abstract)

Oremus, M., Garrigue, C., Tezanos-Pinto, G., Baker, C.S. 2015. Phylogenetic identification and ppulation differentiation of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops spp.) in Melanesia, as revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Marine Mammal Science doi:10.1111/mms.12210 (Abstract)

Cleguer, C., Grech, A., Garrigue, C., Marsh, H. 2015. Spatial mismatch between marine protected areas and dugongs in New Caledonia. Biological Conservation, 184 : 154-162. (Abstract)


Orgeret, F., Garrigue, C., Gimenez, O., Pradel, R. 2014. Robust assessment of population trends in marine mammals applied to the New Caledonia humpback whales. Marine Ecology Progress series, 515:265-273. doi: 10.3354/meps10992 (Abstract)

Constantine,R.,  Steel, D., Allen, J., Anderson, M.,  Andrews, O.,  Baker, C.S.,  Beeman, P.,  Burns, D.,  Charrassin, J.B., Childerhouse, S., Double, M. Ensor, P. Franklin, T., Franklin, W., Gales, N., Garrigue, C., Gibbs, N., Harrison, P. Hauser, N. Hutsel, A. Jenner, C., Jenner, M.N., Kaufman, G., Macie, A., Mattila, D. , Olavarría, C., Oosterman, A., Paton, D., Poole, M., Robbins, J., Schmitt, N., Stevick, P., Tagarino, A., Thompson, K., Ward, J. 2014. Remote Antarctic feeding ground important for east Australian. humpback whales. Marine Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2401-2 (Abstract)

Clua, E.E., Manire, C.A. and Garrigue C. 2014. Biological data of pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) from a mass stranding in New Caledonia (South Pacific) associated with 2006 Hurricane Jim. Aquatic Mammals 40(2):162-172. (Abstract)

Oremus M. and C. Garrigue. 2014. Humpback whale surveys in the Chesterfield Archipelago: a reflection using 19th Century whaling records. Marine Mammal Science. (doi:10.1111/mms.12080) (Abstract)

Franklin W., Franklin T., Gibbs N., Childerhouse S., Garrigue Claire, Constantine R., Brooks L., Burns D., Paton D., Poole M., Hauser N., Donoghue M., Russel K., Mattila D.K., Robbins J., Anderson M., Olavarria C., Jackson J., Noad M., Harrison P., Baverstock P., Leaper R., Baker S., Clapham P. Photo-identification confirms that humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) from eastern Australia migrate past New Zealand but indicates low levels of interchange with breeding grounds of Oceania. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 2014, 14, p. 133-140. ISSN 1561-0713 (Abstract)

Schmitt N.T., Double M.C., Baker S., Gales N., Childerhouse S., Polanowski A.M., Steel D., Albertson R., Olavarria C., Garrigue Claire, Poole M., Hauser N., Constantine R., Paton D., Jenner C.S., Jarman S.N., Peakall R. Mixed-stock analysis of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) on Antarctic feeding grounds. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 2014, 14, p. 141-157. ISSN 1561-0713 (Abstract)


Garland EC, Gedamke J, Rekdahl ML, Noad MJ, Garrigue C, et al. 2013. Humpback Whale Song on the Southern Ocean Feeding Grounds: Implications for Cultural Transmission. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79422. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079422

Ceccarelli D. M., McKinnon A. D., Andréfouët Serge, Allain V., Young J., Gledhill D. C., Flynn A., Bax N. J., Beaman R., Borsa Philippe, Brinkman R., Bustamante R. H., Campbell R., Cappo M., Cravatte Sophie, D’Agata S., Dichmont C. M., Dunstan P. K., Dupouy Cécile, Edgar G., Farman R., Furnas M., Garrigue Claire, Hutton T., Kulbicki Michel, Letourneur Y., Lindsay D., Menkès Christophe, Mouillot D., Parravicini Valeriano, Payri Claude, Pelletier Bernard, Richer de Forges B., Ridgway K., Rodier Martine, Samadi Sarah, Schoeman D., Skewes T., Swearer S., Vigliola Laurent, Wantiez L., Williams A., Richardson A. J. The Coral Sea : physical environment, ecosystem status and biodiversity assets. Advances in Marine Biology, 2013, 66, p. 213-290.(Abstract)

Garland, E.C., Noad, M.J., Goldizen, A.W., Lilley, S.M., Rekdahl, M.L., Garrigue, C. Constantine, R. Hauser, N., Poole, M., Robbins, J. 2013. Quantifying humpback whale song sequences to understand the dynamics of song exchange at the ocean basin scale. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133 (1) : 560-569. (doi: 10.1121/1.4770232) (Abstract)

Schaffar, A., Madon, B., Garrigue, C., Constantine, R. 2013. Behavioural effects of whale watching activities on an endangered population of humpback whales wintering in New Caledonia. Endangered Species Research 19: 245-254 (doi: 10.3354/esr00466) (Abstract)


Garland, E.C., Lilley, M.S., Goldizen, A.W., Rekdahl, M.L., Garrigue, C. & Noad, M.J.. 2012. Improved versions of the Levenshtein distance method for comparing sequence information in animals’ vocalisations: tests using humpback whale song. Behaviour149 :1413-1441. (doi :10.1163/1568539X-00003032) (Abstract)

Madon, B., Garrigue, C., Pradel, R., Gimenez, O. 2012. Transience in the humpback whale population of New Caledonia and implications for abundance estimation. Marine Mammal Science (doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2012.00610x). (Abstract)

Constantine, R., Jackson, J.A., Steel, D., Baker, C.S., Brooks, L., Burns, D., Clapham, P., Hauser, N., Madon, B., Mattila, D., Oremus, M., Poole, M., Robbins, J., Thompson, K., Garrigue, C. 2012. Abundance of humpback whales in Oceania using photo-identification and microsatellite genotyping. MEPS, 453 : 249-261 (doi : 10.3354//meps09613) (Abstract)

Franklin W., Franklin T., Brooks, L., Gibbs N., Childerhouse S., Smith, F., Burns, D., Paton, D., Garrigue C., Constantine R., Poole M., Hauser N., Donoghue M., Russell K., Mattila D., Robbins J., Oosterman, A., Leaper, R., Harrison P., Baker C.S. and Clapham P., 2012. Antarctic waters (Area V) near the Balleny islands are a summer feeding area for some eastern Australian Breeding Stock E(i) Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 12 (3): 321-327.


Garrigue, C., Franklin, T., Russell, K., Burns, D., Poole, M., Paton, D., Hauser, N., Oremus, M., Constantine, R., Childerhouse, S., Mattila, D., Gibbs, N., Franklin, W., Robbins, J., Clapham, P., Baker, C.S. 2011. First assessment of interchange of humpback whales between Oceania and the east coast of Australia. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, Special Issue 3 :269-274.

Garrigue, C. Baker, C.S., Constantine, R., Poole, M., Hauser, N., Clapham, P., Donoghue, M., Russell, K., Paton, D., Mattila, D.K., Robbins, J. 2011. Movement of individuals humpback whales between the breeding grounds of Oceania, South Pacific 1999-2004. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. Special Issue 3 :275-281.

Horton, T.W., Holdaway, R.N., Zerbini, A.N., Hauser, N., Garrigue, C., Andriolo, A., Clapham, P.J. 2011. Straight as an arrow : humpback whales swim constant course tracks during long-distance migration. Biology Letters, 20 April 2011, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0279 (Abstract)

Garland, E.C., Goldizen, A.W., Rekdahl, M.L., Constantine, R. Garrigue, C., Hauser, N., Poole,M.M. Robbins, J. and Noad, M.J. 2011. Dynamic horizontal cultural transmission of humpback whale song at the ocean basin scale. Current Biology 21, 1-5, 26 April, doi: 10-1016j.cub.2011.03.019 (Abstract)

Madon, B., Himenez, O., McArdle, B., Baker, C.S., Garrigue C. 2011. A new method for estimating animal abundance with two sources of data in capture-recapture studies. Methods in Ecology & Evolution. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00091.x. (Abstract)


Schaffar, A., Garrigue, C., Constantine, R. 2010. Exposure of humpback whales to unregulated whale-watching activities in their main reproductive area in New Caledonia. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 11(2): 147-152.

Garrigue, C. Zerbini, A. N., Geyer, Y, Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., Hanaoka, W. and Clapham, P. 2010. Movements of satellite-monitored humpback whales from New Caledonia. Journal of Mamalogy, 91(1) : 109-115. (Abstract)


Garrigue, C., Patenaude, N., Marsh, H.2008. Distribution and abundance of the dugong in New Caledonia, South West Pacific. Marine Mammal Science, 24 (1) :81-90. (Abstract)


Mehta A.V., Allen J., Constantine R., Garrigue C., Gill P., Jann B., Jenner C., Marx M., Matkin C., Mattila D., Minton G., Mizroch S., Olavarria C., Robbins J., Russell K., Seton R., Steiger G. Víkingsson G., Wade P., Witteveen B.and Clapham P.J. 2007. Baleen whales as are not important as prey for killer whales (Orcinus orca) in high latitudes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 348:297-307. (Abstract)

Olavarría C., Baker C.S., Garrigue C., Poole M., Hauser N., Caballero S., Flórez-González L., Brasseur M., Bannister J., Capella J., Clapham P., Dodemont R., Donoghue M., Jenner C., Jenner M.N., Moro D., Oremus M., Paton D. & Russell K. 2007. Population structure of the South Pacific humpback whales and the origin of the eastern Polynesian breeding grounds. Marine Progress Series, 330: 257-268. (Abstract)


Garrigue, C., Dodemont, R., Steel, D., Baker, C.S. 2004. Organismal and ‘gametic’ capture-recapture using microsatellites genotyping confirm low abundance and reproductive autonomy of humpback whales on the wintering grounds of New Caledonia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 274: 251-262. (Abstract)


Bustamante, P., Garrigue, C., Breau, L., Caurant, F. Dabin, W., Greaves, J., Dodemont, R. 2003. Trace elements in two odontocete species (Kogia breviceps and Globicephala macrorhynchus) stranded in New Caledonia (South Pacific). Environmental pollution 124: 263-271.


Garrigue C., Aguayo, A., Amante-Helweg, V.., Baker, C.S., Caballero, S., Claphma, P., Constantine, R., Denkinger, J., Donoghue, M., Florez-Gonzalez, L., Greaves, J., Hauser, N., Olavarria, O., Pairoa, C., Peckham, H. and Poole, M. 2002. Movements of humpback whales in Oceania, South Pacific. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 4 (3) : 255-260.


Garrigue C., Greaves J. and Chambellant M. 2001. Characteristics of the New Caledonian humpback whale population. Memoirs of Queenland Museum, 47 (2) : 539-546.

Garrigue C. and Greaves J. 2001. Cetacean records for the New Caledonian area (South West Pacific). Micronesica, 24 (1) : 27-33.


Garrigue, C., Forestell, P., Greaves, J., Gill, P., Naessig, P., Baker, C.S. and Patenaude, N. 2000. Migratory movement of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) between New Caledonia, East Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 2 (2) : 111-115.


Greaves J. and Garrigue C. 1999. First record of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in New Caledonia, South Pacific. Memoirs of Queensland Museum, 43 (2) : 588.