Books and Book Chapters


Stone, G. and D. Obura (eds). 2012. Underwater Eden. University of Chicago Press. 170pp.

Stone, G. 2012. In search of Paradise. Chapter in Underwater Eden. University of Chicago Press. 170pp.

Stone, G. 2012. The Future of the Phoenix Islands. Chapter in Underwater Eden. University of Chicago Press. 170pp.

Stone, G. (ed). 2011. Oceans: Heart of the Blue Planet. CEMEX. 251pp.

Tausig, H., Tlusty, M., Szleper, K., Bergen, L., Hovermale, G., and Stone, G. 2008. ChoiceCatch: Supporting Environmentally Responsible Seafood Choices. In T. Ward, B. Phillips and C. Chafee (Eds.), Seafood Choices and the Ecolabeling Movement for Sustainable Seafood. Washington DC: Island Press. 367pp

Stone, G and R.A. Mittermeier. 2006. Antarctica: The Last Global Commons. Chapter In Trans-boundary Ecosystems. CEMEX. 325pp.

Stone, G., L. Madin, K. Stocks, G. Hovermale, P. Hoagland, M. Schumacher, C. Steve-Sotka, H. Tausig. 2004. Seamount Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation. In: Defying Oceans End,  L. Glover and S. Earle (eds). Island Press. 250pp.

Madin,  L., F. Grassle, F. Azam, D. Obura, M. Reaka-Kudla, M. Sibuet,  G.Stone, K. Stocks, A. Walls, G. Allen. 2004.  The Unknown Ocean. In: Defying Oceans End,  L. Glover and S. Earle (eds). Island Press. 250pp

Stone, G. 2003. Ice Island: Expedition to Antarctica’s Largest Iceberg. Bunker Hill Publishing. 88pp. Winner of the 2003 National Outdoor Book Award for Nature and the Environment.

Mittermeier, R.A. and G. Stone. 2002. “Antarctica.” Chapter In Wilderness: Earth's Last Wild Places, ed. Patricio Robles Gil, 544-555. CEMEX.

Mooney-Seus, M.  and G. Stone. 1996. The Forgotten Giants: Giant Ocean Fish of the Atlantic and Pacific, a Guide to Their Biology and Conservation Status.  Published by The Ocean Wildlife Campaign, Washington, D.C. 64pp.


Popular Articles


Stone, G. 2012.. Mountains in the Sea. National Geographic Magazine. 222(3).:66-80.

Stone, G. 2011. Phoenix Rising, National Geographic Magazine. 221 (1): 70-83.

Stone, G. 2009. Exploring the Heart of the Ocean. Ocean Geographic Magazine.  8(2): 16-33.

Stone, G. 2005.After The Tsunami,”National,” Geographic Magazine. 208(6). 

Stone, G. 2004. “Phoenix Islands: South Pacific Hideaway,” National Geographic Magazine. 205(2): 48-65.

Stone, G. 2003. “Deep Science,” National Geographic Magazine. 204(3): 78-94.

Stone, G. 2001. “Islands of Ice: Exploring Antarctica’s Islands of Ice,” National Geographic Magazine. 200(6): 36-52.

Stone, G. 1999. “A Home Under The Sea.” 13 November 1999, New Scientist (2212).


Academic Publications


Halpern BS, Longo C, Hardy D, McLeod KL, Samhouri JF, Katona SK, Kleisner K, Lester SE, O’Leary J, Ranelletti M, Rosenberg AA, Scarborough C, Selig ER, Best BD, Brumbaugh DR, Chapin FS, Crowder LB, Daly KL, Doney SC, Elfes C, Fogarty MJ,Gaines SD, Jacobsen KI, Karrer LB, Leslie HM, Neeley E, Pauly D, Polasky S, Ris B, St. Martin K, Stone GS, Sumaila UR, Zeller D. (2012) An index to assess the health and benefits of the global ocean. Nature 488:615-620, 30 August 2012. Published online 15 August, 2012.  doi:10.1038/nature11397

Baker, C.S., A. Hutt, K. Thompson, M.L. Dalebout, J. Robins and G.S. Stone. 2012. Species identity and local use of cetaceans in the Gilbert Islands, Republic of Kiribati. Report (SC/64/SM4) to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission.

Kyhn,Line,A.Tougaard,J.,,Jensen,F.,Wahlberg, M., Stone, G., Yoshinaga, A. , Beedholm, K. , and Madsen, P.T.. 2010. Feeding at a high pitch: Narrow band, high frequency clicks from echolocating off-shore hour-glass dolphins (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) and coastal Hector’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori) differ in source parameters. The Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 1940-1949 

Obura, D., Stone, G., Bailey, S., Yoshinaga, A., Holloway, C.,  Barrel, R.,  andMangubhai, S.  In Press. Marine Biological Surveys of the Phoenix Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin.

Obura, D., Mangubhai, S., Yoshinaga, A., and Stone, G., and In Press. . Sea Turtles Of The Phoenix Islands, 2000-2002 Atoll Research Bulletin.

Tezanos-Pinto, G., C.S. Baker, K. Russell, K. Martien, R.W. Baird, A. Hutt, G. Stone, A.A. MiGnucci-Giannoni, S. Caballero, T. Endo, S. Lavery, M. Oremus, C. OlavarrÍa and C. Garrigue. 2009. A worldwide perspective on the population structure and genetic diversity of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in New Zealand. Journal of Heredity 100:11–24.

Heimeier, D., Baker, C.S.,  Duignan, P., Russell, K., Hutt, A.,  Stone, G. 2009.

Confirmed expression of MHC class I and class II genes in the NewZealand endemic Hector’s dolphin. Marine Mammal Science, (25) 1: 68-90

Auster,  P. Fujita, R., Kellert, S. Avise, J. Campagna, C., Cuker, P., Dayton, P., Heneman, B.,  Kenchington, R., Stone, G.,  Di Sciara, G,, And Glynn, P. 2008. Developing an Ocean Ethic: Science, Utility, Aesthetics, Self-Interest, and Different Ways of Knowing. Conservation Biology (23) 1:233-235.. 

Tezanos-Pinto, G.  Baker, C.S., Russell, K., Martien, K. Baird, R.,  Hutt, A.,  Stone,  G., Mignucci-Giannoni, A.,  Caballero, A.,  Oremus, M.,  Olavarria, C., Lavery, S.,  andGarrigue, C. 2008.  A worldwide perspective on the population structure and genetic diversity of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in New Zealand. Journal of Heredity

Rasmussen, K., D.M. Palacios, J. Calambokidis, M. Saborio, L. Dalla-Rosa, E. Secchi, G. Steiger, J. Allen, and G. Stone. 2007. Southern Hemisphere humpback whales wintering off Central America: insights from water temperature into the longest mammalian migration. Biology Letters, 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0067.

Stone, G., A. Hutt, P. Duignan, J. Teilmann, K. Geschke, K. Russell, R. Cooper, A. Baker, S. Baker, R. Suisted, A. Yoshinaga, J. Brown,  G. Jones, and D. Higgins. 2004. Hector’s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) Satellite Tagging, Health and Genetic Assessment.  Final report to the New Zealand Department of Conservation, 77pp.

Bräger, S., S.M. Dawson, E. Slooten, S. Smith, G. Stone, and A. Yoshinaga. 2002. “Site fidelity and along-shore range in Hector's dolphin, an endangered marine dolphin from New Zealand.” Biological Conservation 108: 281-287.

Nichols, C., G. Stone, A. Hutt, J. Brown, A. Yoshinaga. 2001. “Observations of interactions between Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori), boats and people at Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand.” Science for Conservation, 178. 49pp.

.Stone, G. and A. Yoshinaga. 2000. Hector’s dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori) calf mortalities may indicate new risks from boat traffic and habituation. Pacific Conservation Biology. 6(2): 162-171.

Stone, G., A. Clarke, S. Earle (eds.). 2000. “Deep Ocean Frontiers.” Marine Technology Society Journal. 33(4). 93pp.

Stone, G. 2000. “Deep Ocean Frontiers” (Introductory article). Marine Technology Society Journal. 33(4) pp 3-4.

Stone, G., J. Schubel, H. Tausig. 1999. “Electronic Marine Animal Telemetry Tagging: New Frontier in Ocean Science.” Oceanography 12(3): 24-27.

Levi, C., G. Stone, J. Schubel. 1999. “Censusing Non-Fish Nekton.” Oceanography 12(3): 15-18.

Stone, G., E. Kristof, J. Coccia, R. Michael Cole, Teddy Tucker, Richard Zimmerfaust. 1998. “Deep-Sea Research with a Ropecam Video System in Kaikoura Canyon, New Zealand.” Marine Technology Society Journal. 32(2). 

Stone, G.  and S. Kraus (eds). 1998. “Marine Animal Telemetry Tags: What we learn and how we learn it.” Special issue of Marine Technology Society Journal. 32(1).

Stone, G., A. Hutt, J. Brown, A. Yoshinaga, L. Joy, R. Burleigh. 1998. “Respiration and Movement of Hector’s Dolphin from Suction -cup VHF Radio Tag Telemetry Data.”  Marine Technology Society Journal. 32(1).  

Stone, G., S. Kraus, A. Hutt, S. Martin., A. Yoshinaga, L. Joy. 1997.  “Reducing By-Catch: Can Acoustic Pingers Keep Hector’s Dolphins Out of Fishing Nets?” Marine Technology Society Journal. 31(2).  

Hamilton, P.K., G. Stone, S. Martin. 1997. “Note on a deep humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae dive near Bermuda. Bulletin of Marine Science. 61(2):491-494.

Kraus, S. and G. Stone. 1995. “Coprophagy by Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Oceanites oceanicus, on North Atlantic Right Whales, Eubalaena glacialis, faeces.” Canadian Field Naturalist. 109: 443-444.

Stone, G. , J. Brown, A. Yoshinaga. 1995. “Diurnal Patterns of Movement as Determined From Clifftop Observation.”  Marine Mammal Science. 11(3).

Stone, G., J. Goodyear, A. Hutt, A. Yoshinaga. 1994. “A New Non-Invasive Tagging Method for Studying Wild Dolphins.”  Marine Technology Society Journal. 28(1).

Stone, G. (ed.), 1994.  “Military Assets for Environmental Research." Special Issue, Marine Technology Society Journal. 27(4).  

Stone, G. 1992. “Japanese Ocean Research and Development.” Marine Technology Society Journal. 26(3). 

Stone, G., M. Donoghue, S. Leatherwood. 1992. “South Pacific Marine Mammal Research Plan.” Scientific Information Bulletin. 17(1):137-140.

Kalvaitis, A.N. and G. Stone. 1992. “Technical Assessment of Two Unmanned Vehicles for Undersea Research.”  Scientific Information Bulletin. 17(2):85-89.

Stone, G., S.K. Katona, A. Mainwaring, J.A. Allen and H. Corbett. 1992. “Respiration and Surfacing Rates of Fin Whales Balaenoptera physalus Observed from a Lighthouse Tower.” International Whaling Commission Report SC/F91/F42. 

Stone, G. and W. Busch. 1991. “Deep Ocean Science and Facility Needs.” Marine Technology Society Journal. 25(1):14-22.

Stone, G. 1991. “Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.” Scientific Information Bulletin. 16(1):121-128.

Stone, G. 1991. “Techno-Ocean Symposium.” Scientific Information Bulletin. 16(1):130-135.

Stone, G., L. Florez-Gonzalez, S. K. Katona. 1990. “Whale Migration Record.” Nature. 346:705.

Mattila, D., P. Clapham, S. Katona, G. Stone. 1989. “Population composition of humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, on Silver Bank, 1984.” Canadian Journal of Zoology. (67):281-285.

Stone, G., S.D. Kraus, J.H. Prescott, and K.W. Hazard. 1988. “Significant Aggregations of the Endangered Right Whale on the Continental Shelf of Nova Scotia.” The Canadian Field Naturalist. 102:471-474.

Stone, G. and W.M. Hamner. 1988. “Humpback Whales Megaptera novaeangliae and Southern Right Whales Eubalaena australis in Gerlache Strait, Antarctica.” Polar Record 24(148):15-20.

Hamner, W.M., G. Stone, B. Obst. 1988. “Behavior of Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis Feeding on Antarctic krill Euphausia superba.” Fishery Bulletin. (86)1.

Stone, G., S.K. Katona and E.B. Tucker. 1987. “History, Migration and Present Status of Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae at Bermuda.” Biological Conservation. 42:133-145.

Kraus, S.D., J.H. Prescott, A.R. Knowlton, G.Stone, 1987. “Migration and Calving of Right Whales Eubalaena glacialis in the Western North Atlantic.” International Whaling Commission Report. Special Issue No. 10.


Research Papers/Reports/Abstracts


Allen, G. and G. Stone (eds). 2005. Rapid Assessment Survey of Tsunami-affected Reefs of Thailand. New England Aquarium Technical Report 117pp. 

Pinto, Gabriela de Tezanos,  K. Russell, A. Hutt , G. Stone, , M. Oremus, C. Garrigue, C. Olavarria, D. Steel and C. S. Baker. 2005. Abstract in Molecular Ecology and 

Evolution Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, June 2005. 

Duignan, P.J., Geschke, K, Stone, G,  Teilmann, J., Hutt A., Suisted R. , Russell K., Jones, G.W., Cockrem J., Yoshinaga, A. . 2004. Satellite Telemetry, Health, And Genetic Assessment Of Free Ranging Hector’s Dolphins (Cephalorhynchus Hectori Hectori) Off Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Published abstract and talk at the Ecological Conservation Society, 2004.

Mackereth, G., Duignan, P.J., McDonald, W., Jamaludin, R., Geschke, K, Hutt A., Stone, G. 2004. First Report Of Brucella Sp. From Hector’s Dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) In New Zealand. Published abstract and talk at the Ecological Conservation Society, 2004. 

Donoghue, M., R. Reeves, G. Stone. 2003. Report ofworkshop on interactions between cetaceans and longline fisheries, Apia, Samoa, November 2002. New England Aquarium Aquatic Forum Series Report 03-1.  

De Tezanos, P., G., K. Russell, A. Hutt, G. Stone, C. Olavarria, D. Steel and C. S. Baker. 2003. Genetic structure of coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in New Zealand waters: are populations isolated? Abstract, 2003 Society of Marine Mammalogy conference on the biology of marine mammals.

Stone, G., D. Obura, S. Bailey, A. Yoshinaga, C. Holloway, R. Barrel, and S. Mangubhai. 2002. “Marine Biological Surveys of the Phoenix Islands: Summary Report of Expedition Conducted from June 24 – July 15, 2002.” NEAq Technical Report: NEAq-03-02.  

Olavarría, C., A.Aguayo, G.Stone, A.Hoelzel,  C. S. Baker. 2002. Ecology of Antarctic killer whales.  Abstract, Annual Antarctic Conference, 2002. School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, 23-24 April 2002, Auckland, New Zealand.

Stone, G., L. Cavagnaro, A. Hutt, S. Kraus, K. Baldwin, J. Brown. 2000. Reactions of Hector's dolphins to acoustic gillnet pingers. Published report on contract 3071, Conservation Services Levy Program. Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand. 29pp. Available:

Stone, G., A. Hutt, A. Yoshinaga, C. Nichols. 2000. Pinger Use on Gillnets: Instruction and Background Information. Manual and Final Report to the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Project MIT 9903. Wellington, New Zealand.

Stone, G. and A. Yoshinaga. 1999. Review of Threats to Hector’s Dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori, in Banks Peninsula, Including Reports Of Two Calf Mortalities. Report to the New Zealand Department of Conservation. 38pp. Research Investigation 2531.

Stone, G., L. Cavagnaro, A. Hutt, S. Kraus, J. Brown, K. Baldwin. 1999. In Situ High Frequency Recordings and Behavioural Reactions of Hector’s Dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori) to Acoustic Gillnet Pingers. Final Report to New Zealand Department of Conservation Services Agreement contract 98/3071. 

Reeves, R., S. Leatherwood, G. Stone,  L. Eldridge. 1999. Marine mammals in the area served by the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). 48pp. Published by SPREP, P.O. Box 240, Apia, Samoa. 

Stone, G., J. Goebel, S. Webster (eds.) 1997. “Pinniped Populations, Eastern North Pacific: Status, Trends and Issues.” Symposium proceedings, American Fisheries Society’s 127th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey, California.

Stone, G.  1996. “Hector’s Dolphins.” Sonar. Vol. 15. Published by the Whale and Dolphin ConservationSociety, Bath, Great Britain. 

Mooney-Seus, M., H. Tausig, G. Stone. 1996. “Fisheries Forum: Planning for the Future.” New England Aquarium Aquatic Forum Series Report 96-3, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110. 165pp. 

Tausig, H.,  M. Chandler, G. Stone. 1996. “Lakes, Ponds and Streams: Emerging Issues on Water Quality.” New England Aquarium Aquatic Forum Series Report 96-2, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110. 224pp.

Obura, D., A. Ilangakoon, H. Jayewardene, G. Stone. 1996. “Integrating Marine Conservation in the Indian Ocean: 1996 and Beyond.” New England Aquarium Aquatic Forum Series Report 96-1, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110. 45pp.

Mooney-Seus, M., G. Stone. 1995.  “Pinniped Populations in Gulf of Maine: Status, Issues and Management.” New England Aquarium Aquatic Forum Series Report 95-1, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110. 87pp.

Stone, G. (contributing author). 1995. Report of the Gulf of Maine Aquaculture-Pinniped Interaction Task Force. Submitted in partial fulfillment of MMPA to National Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Stone, G. 1992. “Hector's Dolphin Research Program, 1990-1992.” Pp. A1-A68 in Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary Technical Report, 1992, series 4.  Published by New Zealand Department of Conservation, Private Bag, Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Stone, G. 1987. “Sighting Surveys in South Shetland Island Area, Antarctica.” In: Antarctic Cetacean Studies, 1986-87, Summary Report for U.S. Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program, NMFS, U.S. Department of Commerce, Narragansett, RI 02882.

Stone, G., P. Hamner, W. Hamner, J. Beard, S. K. Katona, L. Baraff. 1987. “Individually Identified Humpback and Right Whales, Antarctica.” In: Antarctic Cetacean Studies, 1986-87, Summary Report for U.S. Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program, NMFS, U.S. Department of Commerce, Narragansett, RI 02882.

Stone, G. 1987. “Conservation Update: Cetacean Conservation in Chile.” Whalewatcher. Vol. 21 No. 2.

Stone, G. 1987. “Conservation Update: Humpback Whale Futures in Silver Bank.” Whalewatcher. Vol. 21 No. 3.

Stone, G., S.K. Katona, E.B. Tucker. 1986. “Humpback Whales Half-Way at Bermuda.” Whalewatcher. Vol. 20 No 4.

Kraus, S., J.H. Prescott, G. Stone. 1983. “Right Whales in the Northern Gulf of Maine.” Whalewatcher. Vol. 17 No. 4.

Stone, G., S.K. Katona, J. Beard. 1982. “Whales of the Gulf of Maine: Report of the Gulf of Maine Whale Sighting Network, 1978-1981.” 25pp with photographs. Published by College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME.

Stone, G. (contributing author). 1980. “Characterization of Marine Mammals and Turtles in the Mid- and North Atlantic Ocean of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.” University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI. Prepared for Department of the Interior, Contract No. AA551/CT8/48.