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Cetacean Research

PIFSC cetacean research is concerned with populations of whales and dolphins in the central and western Pacific Ocean. More...


News and Highlights

Recent Staff Publications

  • April 9, 2015
    Marine mammals reported under catch lost to predators on fishermen's commercial catch reports to the State of Hawaii, 2003-2014
    Boggs CH, Gonzales DP, Kokubun RM
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-006, 14 p
  • April 7, 2015
    Cetacean monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2014
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Ligon AD, Martien KK, Archer FI, Baumann-Pickering S, Bendlin AR, Dolar L, Merkens KPB, Milette-Winfree A, Morin PA, Rice A, Robertson KM, Trickey JS, U AC, Van Cise A, Woodman SM
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-003, 61 p. + Appendices
  • March 14, 2015
    Analysis of long-term acoustic datasets for baleen whales and beaked whales within the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) for 2010 to 2013
    Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Sirovic A, Merkens KP, Munger LM, Trickey JS, Fisher-Pool P
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-002, 19 p
  • February 12, 2015
    Habitat-based models of cetacean density and distribution in the central North Pacific
    Forney KA, Becker EA, Foley DG, Barlow J, Oleson EM
    [2015] Endangered Species Research 27: 1-20. DOI: 10.3354/esr00632
  • October 1, 2014
    Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2008-2012
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-41, 28 p. + Appendix. DOI: 10.7289/V5PC3098
  • September 18, 2014
    Cetacean surveys in the waters of the southern Mariana Archipelago (February 2010 - April 2014)
    Hill MC, Ligon AD, Deakos MH, U AC, Milette-Winfree A, Bendin AR, Oleson EM
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-013, 49 p. + Appendix