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I am a Masters student in the Cetacean Ecology Research Group at Massey University, Auckland. My MSc thesis examines environmental contaminants of New Zealand’s endangered endemic Hector’s dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori). My research interests are marine mammals’ conservation, ecology, anthropogenic impacts and strandings.
Species occurring in sympatry and relying on similar and limited resources may partition resource use to avoid overlap and interspecific competition. Aotearoa, New Zealand hosts an extraor- dinarily rich marine megafauna, including 50% of the world’s cetacean species. In this study, we used carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes as ecological tracers...