Peer Reviewed:


  • Orrell, D., Schneider, E., Eisenbach, O., Garg, A., Bigelow, B., Hauptmann, H., Simon, F., Cartwright, J., O’Shea, O.R., McGaw, I.J. and Van Leeuwen, T.E. (2019). From individual to ecosystem: evaluating the effects of the stone crab (Menippe mercenaria) fishery process using simulated fishing scenarios in the laboratory. Caribbean Naturalist No. 63: 1- 17.

  • Ward, C., Bouyoucos, I., Brooks, E. & O’Shea, O.R. (2019). Novel attachment methods for assessing activity patterns using triaxial accelerometers on stingrays in The Bahamas. Marine Biology, 166(5), 53


  • Shipley ON, Brownscombe JW, Danylchuk AJ, Cooke SJ, O’Shea OR, & Brooks EJ (2018). Fine-scale movement and activity patterns of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) in the Bahamas. Environmental Biology of Fishes101(7), 1097-1104.

  • Shipley ON, Murchie KJ, Frisk MG, O'shea OR, Winchester M, Brooks EJ, Pearson J, Power M. (2018). Trophic niche dynamics of three nearshore benthic predators in The Bahamas. Hydrobiologia. 813: 1, pp. 177-88


  • O'Shea OR, Wueringer BE, Winchester MM, Brooks EJ
    (2017). Comparative feeding ecology of the yellow ray (Urobatis jamaicensis) from The Bahamas. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI:10.1111/jfb.13488

  • O’Shea OR, Ward C, Brooks EJ (2017). Range Extension in Styracura (= Himantura) schmardae (Caribbean Whiptail Stingray) from The Bahamas. Caribbean Naturalist, 38: 1-8.

  • Shipley ON, Brownscombe J, Cooke S, Danylchuk A, O’Shea OR, Brooks EJ (2017). Fine-scale movement and activity patterns of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) in The Bahamas. Environmental Biology of Fishes.DOI 10.1007/s10641-017-0656-4

  • Shipley ON, Murchie KJ, Frisk MG, Brooks EJ, O’Shea OR, Power M (2017). Low polar compound effects and inter-tissue comparisons of stable isotope signatures in three nearshore elasmobranchs. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 579: 233-238


  • Shipley ON, O’Shea OR, BrooksEJ, Zuckerman ZC (2016). Sighting of Three Female Gervais’ Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon europaeus) from the Exuma Sound, The Bahamas. Caribbean Naturalist, 32: 1-4.


  • O’Shea, O. R., Mandelman, J., Talwar, B., & Brooks, E. J. (2015). Novel observations of an opportunistic predation event by four apex predatory sharks. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 48(5), 374-380.


  • O’Shea OR, Hamann M, Smith W, Taylor H (2014). Predictable pollution: An assessment of weather balloons and associated impacts on the marine environment–An example for the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine pollution bulletin, 79(1), 61-68.


  • Kempster RM, Garza-Gisholt E, Egeberg CA, Hart NS, O'shea OR, Collin SP (2013). Sexual dimorphism of the electrosensory system: A quantitative analysis of nerve axons in the dorsal anterior lateral line nerve of the blue-spotted fantail stingray (Taeniura lymma). Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 81(4), 226-235.

  • O'Shea OR, Thums M, Van Keulen M, Kempster RM, Meekan MG (2013). Dietary partitioning by five sympatric species of stingray (Dasyatidae) on coral reefs. Journal of fish biology, 82(6), 1805-1820.

  • O’Shea OR, Braccini M, McAuley R, Speed CW, Meekan MG (2013). Growth of tropical dasyatid rays estimated using a multi-analytical approach. PloS one, 8(10), e77194.

  • Speed CW, O’Shea OR, Meekan MG (2013). Transmitter attachment and release methods for short-term shark and stingray tracking on coral reefs. Marine biology, 160(4), 1041-1050.

  • O'Shea OR, Meekan M, van Keulen M (2013). Lethal sampling of stingrays (Dasyatidae) for research. In: Dandie, G. (ed), ‘Thinking outside the cage: A different point of view’. Paper presented at The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART), Perth, Western Australia, 90-98, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.


  • Cerutti-Pereyra F, Meekan MG, Wei NWV, O'Shea OR, Bradshaw CJ, Austin, CM (2012). Identification of rays through DNA barcoding: an application for ecologists. PLoS One, 7(6), e36479.

  • O'Shea OR, Thums M, van Keulen M, Meekan M. (2012). Bioturbation by stingrays at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 63(3), 189-197.


  • O'Shea OR (2010). New locality record for the parasitic leech Pterobdella amara, and two new host stingrays at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Marine Biodiversity Records, 3, e113.

  • O’Shea OR, Kingsford MJ, Seymour J (2010). Tide-related periodicity of manta rays and sharks to cleaning stations on a coral reef. Marine and Freshwater Research, 61(1), 65-73.

    Technical Reports:

  • O’Shea OR (2012). Plastic resin pellets in the Perth metropolitan area and evidence of domestic release to the Swan River catchment (Report #: PRP2013301) Tangaroa Blue Foundation (

  • O’Shea OR, Taylor H (2013). Company engagement in strategizing marine debris source reduction: A case for plastic security tags and seals (Report #: 2013302) Tangaroa Blue Foundation (

  • O’Shea OR, Taylor H (2013). Plastic loops and loopholes: is bait band legislation in Western Australia actually working? (Report #: 2013303) Tangaroa Blue Foundation (

  • O’Shea OR, Taylor H, Smith W, Ashton K (2013). Plastic resin pellets in the Melbourne metropolitan area and evidence of domestic release to the Port Phillip Bay catchment(Report #: PRP2013302) Tangaroa Blue Foundation (

  • Malinson, L, Taylor H, O’Shea OR (2013). Building blocks of plastic or building blocks for disaster? A case study on plastic resin pellets in Australia. Queensland Coastal Conference, Townsville, Australia, 2-4th October 2013.


  • O’Shea OR (2013). The ecology and biology of stingrays (Dasyatidae) at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia (Doctoral Thesis), Murdoch University, Western Australia.

  • O’Shea OR (2007). The ecology of cleanerfish and their clients (Honours thesis). James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.