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Turtle Research

An important part of the Center's research mission is to provide the scientific foundation for conservation and management actions to recover depleted populations of sea turtles. More...


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Recent Staff Publications

  • August 26, 2014
    Summary of sea turtle strandings in the main Hawaiian Islands (1975-July 2014)
    Murakawa SKK
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-14-029, var. pag
  • August 11, 2014
    "Going with the flow" or not: evidence of positive rheotaxis in oceanic juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the South Pacific Ocean using satellite tags and ocean circulation data
    Kobayashi DR, Farman R, Polovina JJ, Parker DM, Rice MH, Balazs G
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(8): e103701. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103701
  • July 23, 2014
    Hitchhikers reveal cryptic host behavior: new insights from the association between Planes major and sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean
    Pfaller JB, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Balazs GH, Ishihara T, Kopitsky K, Mangel JC, Peckham SH, Bolten AB, Bjorndal KA
    [2014] Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2498-3
  • June 26, 2014
    Variability in reception duration of dual satellite tags on sea turtles tracked in the Pacific Ocean
    Parker DM, Balazs GH, Rice MR, Tomkeiwicz SM
    [2014] Micronesica 2014-03: 1-8
  • May 13, 2014
    Forty years of research: recovery records of green turtles observed or originally tagged at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 1973-2013
    Nurzia Humburg I, Balazs GH
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-40, 14 p
  • November 6, 2013
    Calculating the ecological impacts of animal-borne instruments on aquatic organisms
    Jones TT, Van Houtan KS, Bostrom BL, Ostafichuk P, Mikkelsen J, Tezcan E, Carey M, Imlach B, Seminoff JA
    [2013] Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4(12): 1178-1186. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12109