Recent Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Staff Publications

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  • November 20, 2014
    Report on Hawaiian monk seal survey on Ni'ihau Island, 2014
    Lopez J, Wurth T, Littnan C
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-017, 8 p
  • September 9, 2014
    Benefits derived from opportunistic survival-enhancing interventions for the Hawaiian monk seal: the silver BB paradigm
    Harting AL, Johanos TC, Littnan CL
    [2014] Endangered Species Research 25: 89-96. DOI: 10.3354/esr00612
  • July 22, 2014
    Geographic variation of persistent organic pollutants in Hawaiian monk seals Monachus schauinslandi in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Lopez J, Hyrenbach KD, Littnan C, Ylitalo GM
    [2014] Endangered Species Research 24: 249-262. DOI: 10.3354/esr00602
  • January 16, 2014
    Range-wide movement patterns of Hawaiian monk seals
    Johanos TC, Harting AL, Wurth TA, Baker JD
    [2014] Marine Mammal Science 30(3): 1165-1174. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12084
  • December 1, 2013
    Injury determinations for humpback whales and other cetaceans reported to the Pacific Islands Regional Marine Mammal Response Network during 2007-2011
    Bradford AL, Lyman E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-13-005, 15 p. PSRG-2013-12
  • November 25, 2013
    Validation and application of noninvasive glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone measures in free-ranging Hawaiian monk seals
    Gobush KS, Booth RK, Wasser SK
    [2014] General and Comparative Endocrinology 195: 174-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.10.020
  • August 21, 2013
    Estimation of Hawaiian monk seal consumption in relation to ecosystem biomass and overlap with fisheries in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Sprague R, Littnan C, Walters J
    [2013] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-37, 42 p. + Appendices
  • June 20, 2013
    A two-stage translocation strategy for improving juvenile survival of Hawaiian monk seals
    Baker JD, Harting AL, Littnan CL
    [2013] Endangered Species Research 21: 33-44. DOI: 10.3354/esr00506
  • April 27, 2013
    Dietary comparison of two Hawaiian monk seal populations: the role of diet as a driver of divergent population trends
    Cahoon MK, Littnan CL, Longenecker K, Carpenter JR
    [2013] Endangered Species Research 20: 137-146. DOI: 10.3354/esr00491
  • April 27, 2013
    Body growth in Hawaiian monk seals
    Baker JD, Johanos TC, Wurth TA, Littnan CL
    [2014] Marine Mammal Science 30(1): 259-271. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12035
  • January 15, 2013
    U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2012
    Carretta JV, Oleson E, Weller DW, Lang AR, Forney KA, Baker J, Hanson B, Martien K, Muto MM, Lowry MS, Barlow J, Lynch D, Carswell L, Brownell Jr. RL, Mattila DK, Hill MC
    [2013] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-504, 378 p
  • January 8, 2013
    Identification of ciguatoxins in Hawaiian monk seals Monochus schauinslandi from the Northwestern and main Hawaiian Islands
    Bottein M-Y D, Kashinsky L, Wang Z, Littnan C, Ramsdell JS
    [2011] Environmental Science and Technology 45: 5403-5409. DOI: 10.1021/es2002887
  • November 26, 2012
    Relative influence of climate variability and direct anthropogenic impact on a sub-tropical Pacific top predator, the Hawaiian monk seal
    Baker JD, Howell EA, Polovina JJ
    [2012] Marine Ecology Progress Series 469: 175-189. DOI: 10.3354/meps09987
  • September 26, 2012
    Non-lethal efforts to deter shark predation of Hawaiian monk seal pups
    Gobush KS, Farry SC
    [2012] Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22: 751-761. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2272
  • August 16, 2012
    Persistent organic pollutants in the endangered Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) from the main Hawaiian Islands
    Lopez J, Boyd D, Ylitalo GM, Littnan C, Pearce R
    [2012] Marine Pollution Bulletin. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.07.012
  • April 2, 2012
    Effectiveness of an antihelminthic treatment in improving the body condition and survival of Hawaiian monk seals
    Gobush KS, Baker JD, Gulland FMD
    [2011] Endangered Species Research 15: 29-37. DOI: 10.3354/esr00364
  • October 18, 2011
    The Hawaiian monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2004
    Johanos TC, Baker JD (comps. and eds.)
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-28, 112 p. + Appendices
  • September 28, 2011
    Recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi): A review of conservation efforts, 1972 to 2010, and thoughts for the future
    Lowry LF, Laist DW, Gilmartin WG, Antonelis GA
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 397-419. DOI: 10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.397
  • September 28, 2011
    Evaluation of the captive care and post-release behavior and survival of seven juvenile female Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi)
    Norris TA, Littnan CL, Gulland FMD
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 342-353. DOI: 10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.342
  • September 28, 2011
    Short Note: The first successful hand-rearing of a neonate Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) and post-release management challenges
    Schofield TD, Levine G, Gulland FMD, Littnan CL, Colitz CMH
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 354-359. DOI: 10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.354
  • September 27, 2011
    Short Note: Hawaiian monk seals at Kure Atoll: Some life history effects following efforts to enhance pup survival
    Gilmartin WG, Johanos TC, DeMaster DP, Henderson JR
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 326-331. DOI: 10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.326
  • September 27, 2011
    Rehabilitation and relocation of young Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi)
    Gilmartin W, Sloan AC, Harting AL, Johanos TC, Baker JD, Breese M, Ragen TJ
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 332-341. DOI: 10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.332
  • September 27, 2011
    The emergence of an important Hawaiian monk seal pupping area at Kalaupapa, Molokai'i in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Brown E, Hughes G, Watanuki R, Johanos T, Wurth T
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 319-325. DOI: 10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.319
  • September 2, 2011
    Translocation as a tool for conservation of the Hawaiian monk seal
    Baker JD, Becker BL, Wurth TA, Johanos TC, Littnan CL, Henderson JR
    [2011] Biological Conservation 144: 2692-2701. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.030
  • July 19, 2011
    Estimating the carrying capacity of French Frigate Shoals for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal using Ecopath and Ecosim
    Parrish FA, Howell EA, Antonelis GA, Iverson SJ, Littnan CL, Parrish JD, Polovina JJ
    [2012] Marine Mammal Science 28(3): 522-541. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00502.x
  • July 12, 2011
    Aversive conditioning and monk seal-human interactions in the Main Hawaiian Islands Aversive Conditioning Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 10-11, 2009
    Jenkinson EM
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-25, 28 p.
  • June 15, 2011
    U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2010
    Carretta JV, Forney KA, Oleson E, Martien K, Muto MM, Lowry MS, Barlow J, Baker J, Hanson B, Lynch D, Carswell L, Brownell Jr. RL, Robbins J, Mattila DK, Ralls K, Hill MC (with contributions from Patrick Opay, Brent Norberg, Jeff Laake, Dan Lawson, Joe Cordaro, Elizabeth Petras, Dale Sweetnam, and Chris Yates)
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-476, 352 p
  • June 15, 2011
    U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2011
    Carretta JV, Forney KA, Oleson E, Martien K, Muto MM, Lowry MS, Barlow J, Baker J, Hanson B, Lynch D, Carswell L, Brownell Jr. RL, Robbins J, Mattila DK, Ralls K, Hill MC
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-488, 360 p
  • May 1, 2011
    The foraging ecology of monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Cahoon MK
    [2011] Thesis (M.S.). Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaiii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • April 19, 2011
    Dizygotic twinning in the Hawaiian monk seal
    Schultz JK, Becker BL, Johanos TC, Lopez JU, Kashinsky L
    [2011] Journal of Mammalogy 92(2): 336-341. DOI: 10.1644/10-MAMM-A-275.1
  • March 29, 2011
    Hawaiian monk seals and their prey: assessing characteristics of prey species fatty acid signatures and consequences for estimating monk seal diets using fatty acid signature analysis
    Iverson S, Piche J, Blanchard W
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-23, 114 p. + appendices
  • February 16, 2011
    Dramatic shifts in Hawaiian monk seal distribution predicted from divergent regional trends
    Baker JD, Harting AL, Wurth TA, Johanos TC
    [2011] Marine Mammal Science 27(1): 78-93. DOI:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00395.x
  • February 11, 2011
    Report on validation and calibration of fatty acid signatures in blubber as indicators of prey in Hawaiian monk seal diet (A report submitted under Contract No. AB133F-030SE-1195, September 2003)
    Iverson SJ, Stewart BS, Yochem PK
    [2010] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-10-05, 19 p
  • January 1, 2011
    Assessment of incidental interactions with marine mammals in the Hawaii longline deep and shallow set fisheries from 2006 through 2010
    McCracken ML
    [2011] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-11-012, 30 p
  • December 21, 2010
    Characterization of forage fish and invertebrates in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands using fatty acid signatures: species and ecological groups
    Piche J, Iverson SJ, Parrish FA, Dollar R
    [2010] Marine Ecology Progress Series 418: 1-15
  • December 1, 2010
    Assessment of incidental interactions with marine mammals in the Hawaii longline deep and shallow set fisheries from 2005 through 2009
    McCracken ML
    [2010] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-10-006, 26 p
  • December 1, 2010
    Preliminary assessment of incidental interactions with marine mammals in the Hawaii longline deep and shallow set fisheries
    McCracken ML, Forney KA
    [2010] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-10-001, 27 p
  • November 23, 2010
    Genome-wide loss of diversity in the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal
    Schultz JK, Marshall AJ, Pfunder M
    [2010] Diversity 2: 863-880. DOI: 10.3390/d2060863
  • October 19, 2010
    Long-term studies
    Bowen WD, Baker JD, Siniff D, Boyd IL, Wells R, Ford JKB, Kraus SD, Estes JA, Stirling I
    [2010] In: Boyd IL, Bowen WD, and Iverson SJ (eds.). Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques, p. 283-305. Oxford University Press, 480 p.
  • October 19, 2010
    Vital rates and population dynamics
    Baker JD, Westgate A, Eguchi T
    [2010] In: Boyd IL, Bowen WD, and Iverson SJ (eds.). Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques, p. 119-143. Oxford University Press, 480 p.
  • August 18, 2010
    Shark Predation on Hawaiian Monk Seals: Workshop II & Post-Workshop Developments, November 5-6, 2008
    Gobush KS
    [2010] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-21, 43 p. + appendices
  • July 1, 2010
    Shark Predation on Hawaiian Monk Seals Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 8-9, 2008
    Harting AL
    [2010] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-10-02C, 36 p. + appendices
  • April 19, 2010
    Impacts of sex ratio reduction on male aggression in the Critically Endangered Hawaiian monk seal Monachus schauinslandi
    Johanos TC, Becker BL, Baker JD, Ragen TJ, Gilmartin WG, Gerrodette T
    [2010] Endangered Species Research 11: 123-132. DOI: 10.3354/esr00259
  • February 1, 2010
    Fewer Hawaiian monk seal pups: population down to about 1,100 in Isles, with annual decline of 4% each year
    Wilson C
    [2010] Honolulu Advertiser 01 Feb. 2010: A1
  • December 1, 2009
    Preliminary assessment of incidental interactions with marine mammals in the Hawaii longline deep and shallow set fisheries
    McCracken ML
    [2009] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-09-007, 17 p
  • April 16, 2009
    Clinical observations of ocular disease in Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi)
    Hanson MT, Aguirre AA, Braun RC
    [2009] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-18, 9 p.
  • January 29, 2009
    Organochlorine contaminants in endangered Hawaiian monk seals from four subpopulations in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
    Ylitalo GM, Myers M, Stewart BS, Yochem PK, Braun R, Kashinsky L, Boyd D, Antonelis GA, Atkinson S, Aguirre AA, Krahn MM
    [2008] Marine Pollution Bulletin 56(2): 231-244
  • January 26, 2009
    Do monk seals exert top-down pressure in subphotic ecosystems?
    Parrish FA
    [2009] Marine Mammal Science 25(1): 91-106
  • January 26, 2009
    Extremely low genetic diversity in the endangered Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi).
    Schultz JK, Baker JD, Toonen RJ, Bowen BW
    [2009] Journal of Heredity 100(1): 25-33
  • December 1, 2008
    Diversity, relative abundance and stock structure of odontocete cetaceans in the waters of American Samoa, 2003-2006
    Johnston DW, Robbins J, Chapla ME, Mattila DK, Andrews KR
    [2008] Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 10(1): 59-66

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