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Mackelworth P, Holcer D, Fortuna CM. 2013. Unbalanced governance: the Cres-Lošinj Special Marine Reserve, a missed conservation opportunity. Marine Policy. (in press)

N. Rako, C.M. Fortuna, D. Holcer, P. Mackelworth, M. Nimak-Wood, G. Pleslić, L. Sebastianutto, I. Vilibić, A. Wiemann, M. Picciulin. 2012. Leisure boating noise as a trigger for the displacement of the bottlenose dolphins of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago (northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia). Marine Pollution Bulletin, in press.

Rako N, Picciulin M, Vilibić I, Fortuna CM. 2012. Spatial and temporal variability of sea ambient noise as an anthropogenic pressure index: the case of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago, Croatia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. (in press)

Holcer D., Lazar B., Mackelworth P. C.,  Fortuna C. M. 2012 Rare or just unknown? The occurrence of the giant devil ray (Mobula mobular) in the Adriatic Sea. Journal of Applied Ichtiology. (In press)

Nimak-Wood, M; Pleslić, G; Rako, N; Mackelworth, P; Holcer, D; Fortuna, C. M. 2011 Presence of a solitary striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in Mali Lošinj harbour, northern Adriatic sea, Croatia. Vie et milieu, 61, 87-93

Bearzi G., Pierantonio N., Affronte M., Holcer D., Maio N., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2011 Overview of sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus mortality events in the Adriatic Sea, 1555–2009. Mammal Review, 41, 276-293

Mackelworth, P.,  Holcer, D., Jovanović, J., Fortuna, C. 2011 Marine Conservation and Accession: The Future for the Croatian Adriatic. Environmental Management,  47, 644-655

Mackelworth, P., Jovanović, J 2011 Zaštićena područja – temelj za očuvanje prirode ili podloga za održivi razvoj? Primjer zaštićenog područja mora u creskološinjskom arhipelagu. Hrvatski geografski glasnik 73, 229–244

Lazar, B., Maslov, L., Herceg Romanić, S., Gračan, R., Krauthacker, B., Holcer, D., Tvrtković, N. (2011) Organochlorine contaminants in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from eastern Adriatic Sea. Chemosphere, 82, 121-129

Fortuna, C.M., Vallini, C., Filidei Jr, E., Ruffino, M., Consalvo, I., di Muccio, S., Gion, C., Scacco, U., Tarulli, E., Giovanardi, O., Mazzola, A., 2010 By-catch of cetaceans and other species of conservation concern during pair trawl fishing operations in the Adriatic Sea (Italy). Chem. Ecol. 26, 65-76

Maltese S, Marsili L., Bartolini M., Coppola D., Casini S., De Stephanis R., Fortuna C. M., Canese S.,  Lauriano G., Holcer D., Urban J., Fossi M. C. (010 Ecotoxicological status of Tursiops truncatus in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez-Mexico) using skin biopsy as diagnostic tool. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 157, Supplement 1, 26 pp

Rako N., Picciulin M, Mackelworth P, Holcer D, Fortuna C. M. 2010 Long-Term Monitoring of Anthropogenic noise and its relationship to bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)  distribution in the Cres–Lošinj Archipelago, Northern Adriatic, Croatia. U „The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life“, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Popper A. N.,  Hawkins A (Ur), 323 - 325

Lazar, B., Žuljević, A., Holcer, D. 2010 Diet composition of a green turtle, Chelonia mydas, from the Adriatic Sea. Natura Croatica 19: 263-271.

Mackelworth, P.C., Carić, H., 2010 Gatekeepers of island communities: exploring the pillars of sustainable development. Environ. Dev. Sustainability 12, 463-480.

Rako, N., Holcer, D., Fortuna, C. M. 2009 Long-term inshore observation of a solitary striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba, in the Vinodol Channel, Northern Adriatic Sea (Croatia). Natura Croatica, 18, 427-436.

Lazar, B., Lipej, L., Holcer, D., Onofri, V., Žiža, V., Tutman, P., Marčelja, E., Tvrtković, N. (2008) Occurrence of the leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea in the eastern Adriatic Sea. Vie Et Milieu, 58: 237-241.

Holcer, D., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Fortuna, C. M., Lazar, B., Onofri, V. 2007 Occurrence of Cuvier's beaked whales in the southern Adriatic Sea: evidence of an important Mediterranean habitat. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87, 359-362.

Bearzi, G., Holcer, D., Di Sciara, G. N. 2004 The role of historical dolphin takes and habitat degradation in shaping the present status of northern Adriatic cetaceans. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 14, 363-379.

Lazar, B., Blanuša, M., Holcer, D., Tvrtković, N. 2004 Bioaccumulation of metals in tissues of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, from eastern Adriatic Sea In: Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology. p 135. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFSC-567, Miami, USA, 2008. 237 pp.

Lazar, B., Blanuša, M., Holcer, D., Oršolić, N., Tvrtković, N. 2004 Growth-related changes in pectoral Fe accumulation in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) and its implications for diving physiology. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology. p 21. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFSC-567, Miami, USA, 2008. 237 pp.

Lauriano, G., Mackelworth, P., Fortuna, C.M., Moltedo, G., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., 2003. Densità e abbondanza del tursiope (Tursiops truncatus) nel parco nazionale dell’Asinara, Sardegna. Biol. Mar. Mediterr. 10, 848-852.

Lazar, B., Tvrtković, N., Gerosa, G., Holcer, D. & Grbac, I. 2000 Potential loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nesting beaches along the southern coast of Croatia. In: Proceedings of the 19th Sea Turtle Symposium, Vol. 433 (Kalb, H. & Wiebbels, T., eds.). pp. 254-257. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFSC, Miami, USA.