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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

  • March 10, 2014
    Accounting for subgroup structure in line-transect abundance estimates of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in Hawaiian waters
    Bradford AL, Forney KA, Oleson EM, Barlow J
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(2): e90464. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090464
  • January 31, 2014
    Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2007-2011
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-39, 20 p. + Appendix
  • December 24, 2013
    Cetacean surveys of Guam and CNMI waters: June-July, 2013
    Hill M, Ligon A, U A, Deakos M, Oleson E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-019, 21 p
  • December 5, 2013
    Marianas Cetacean Surveys 2013: Guam, Rota, Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan (19 June - 31 July)
    Hill M, Ligon A, U A, Deakos M, Oleson E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-017, 40 p
  • October 21, 2013
    Evidence of an island-associated population of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
    Baird RW, Oleson EM, Barlow J, Ligon AD, Gorgone AM, Mahaffy SD
    [2013] Pacific Science 67(4): 513-521. DOI: 10.2984/67.4.2
  • April 22, 2013
    Cetacean surveys in the waters of the southern Mariana Archipelago
    Hill M, Ligon A, Deakos M, U A, Milette-Winfree A, Oleson E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-005, 24 p